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BS - Nursing

Undergraduate Coordinator and Advisor: Dr. Sue Malloy

Programs at SJSU prepare you for professional careers with a baccalaureate degree in Nursing.

The following courses (or their equivalents) are to be completed for the baccalaureate degree. Extended campus facilities include public health departments, home health agencies, sub-acute facilities, skilled nursing facilities, ambulatory care clinics, acute care hospitals, Nurse-Managed Centers and a wide variety of community-based agencies for clinical experience. Students must provide their own transportation to extended campus facilities. Some community agencies require home visits, therefore students must have individual use of an automobile.

Overall requirements: Students must maintain a minimum grade of "C" or better or "Credit" in each nursing course and in all prerequisites and corequisite courses for the nursing major (see admission impaction supplemental criteria for exceptions). Policies are posted on The Valley Foundation School of Nursing website at

Course Requirements

General Education Requirements24
Of the 51 units required by the university, 27 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
Preparation for the Major44
Preparation for the Major32
ENGL 001A. Composition IA23
ENGL 001B. Composition 2C33
COMM 020. Public SpeakingA13
CHEM 030A. Introductory ChemistryB1+B33
CHEM 030B. Introductory Chemistry3
BIOL 065. Human AnatomyB2+B34
BIOL 065O may also be used to meet this requirement.
BIOL 066. Human PhysiologyB2+B35
MICR 020. General BacteriologyB2+B35
STAT 095. Elementary StatisticsB43
UNVS 015C or UNVS 016C may be used in lieu of the statistics course required by this major through the Summer 2014.
Additional Support for the Major12
CHAD 067. Development of Human PotentialE3
NUFS 008. Nutrition for the Health Professions3
PSYC 001. General PsychologyD13
HPRF 100W. Writing WorkshopZ3
Requirement of the Major60
NURS 023. Pathophysiology - Theory I3
NURS 024. Adult Care Management I4
NURS 033. Professional Role Development I2
NURS 034A. Professional Role Development II1
NURS 043. Pharmacology3
NURS 044. Adult Care Clinical Practicum I3
NURS 053. Skills in Nursing I3
NURS 054. Skills in Nursing II2
NURS 125. Adult Care Management II4
NURS 126. Maternal / Child Health Theory4
NURS 127A. Psychiatric / Mental Health Theory2
NURS 127B. Community Theory2
NURS 128. Evidence-Based Nursing Practice2
NURS 133. Professional Role Development IV2
NURS 136. Professional Role Development III2
NURS 137. Professional Role Development V2
NURS 138. Professional Role Development VI2
NURS 145. Adult Care Clinical Practicum II4
NURS 146A. Pediatric Clinical2
NURS 146B. Maternal Health Clinical2
NURS 147A. Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical2
NURS 147B. Community Health Clinical3
NURS 148A. Senior Preceptorship4

Total Units:130

Students should be aware that the application requirements and prerequisite courses are subject to change. Interested students should check the nursing web site frequently for updates and changes.