SFSU ADN-BSN Nursing Program

Program Overview

The ADN BSN Program is a collaborative nursing program designed for students who meet University general education and community partner degree requirements to earn both ADN and BSN degrees in two and a half years through full-time study. Admission to this program is concurrent with the admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) at the College of San Mateo. The curriculum allows credit for some previous course work, with transcript evaluation and may provide up to 20 units for successfully passing the nursing licensure exam (NCLEX) for the State of California. After successful admission to both the ADN and ADN BSN program, the students will be taking extra classes during the semester and summer. After successful completion of the ADN program; passing of the NCLEX exam and one last full time semester in the ADN BSN Program, the student will receive a BSN degree from San Francisco State University School of Nursing.

Program Eligibility Requirements

Prospective students must be admissible to SF State in accordance with existing criteria as stated in the Undergraduate Admissions Requirements, or if second baccalaureate, Graduate Admissions section of the University Bulletin. In addition, all prospective students must meet the following School of Nursing requirements to be eligible for consideration:

Criteria for Admission

  • Must be an incoming ADN student at the College of San Mateo; if space permits current and alumni CSM students will be considered
  • Eligible for undergraduate or post-baccalaureate admission to the University
  • A nursing prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of the School of Nursing supplemental application
  • All nursing prerequisites completed with a minimum grade of C
  • Must be a California resident or be eligible for in-state tuition

Prerequisite Coursework

  • Human Anatomy w/ lab
  • Human Physiology w/ lab
  • Survey of Chemistry w/ lab
  • General Microbiology w/ lab
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Statistics

Application Process Details

Admission/Application Information
Spring entry only. Both the School of Nursing supplemental application and the University application must be submitted.
CAL State Apply and NursingCAS application: August 1-31. The maximum number of transferable units is 70.

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