Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025, 2nd ed. General Catalog 
2024-2025, 2nd ed. General Catalog

Nursing, Post-Licensure Program, BS

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This program is currently not accepting applications.

Sonoma State University’s baccalaureate program also offers an upper-division option designed to articulate with community college Associate Degree Nursing (A.D.N.) programs. The SSU program provides upper-division education for registered nurses fostering expanded, evidence-based practice and function with increased independence and leadership in a variety of settings.

R.N.s who have attended a hospital (diploma) program should contact a community college with an R.N. program to obtain equivalent credit for their diploma program (30 ungraded lower-division nursing units) and to complete the community college’s general education requirements for an AA/AS degree.

Admission to the Traditional Post-Licensure B.S.N. Program

Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria. Under impaction status additional criteria may apply. See SSU Nursing website for details.

  1. Current unrestricted California licensure as a Registered Nurse. (Recent A.D.N. graduates who have not yet received California R.N. licensure but who otherwise meet admission requirements will be accepted on a conditional basis pending National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) results. Failure to pass NCLEX disqualifies the student from the nursing major – but not from the University – until such time as a passing score is obtained.);
  2. Sixty semester units of college-transferable credit with an overall GPA of 2.7 or better: 30 units should meet California State University general education requirements, including areas A (English Composition, Speech, and Critical Thinking) and B4 (Statistics required); 30 units must be credit for lower-division nursing coursework;
  3. Minimum of 3 semester units of college-transferable credit in chemistry with a grade of C or better; and
  4. Human anatomy and physiology within the past 10 years or direct clinical nursing experience within the past two years.
  Requirements for the Post-Licensure BSN Program Units  
  General Education and Nursing Prerequisites 51  
  Upper-Division GE at SSU 9  
  Major Requirements

Lower-division nursing prerequisites and nursing at communty college or university
  Upper-division at SSU (Up to 20 units of Upper Division nursing for NCLEX based on transcript review) E.O. 1084 44  
  Total units needed for graduation 120  


Curriculum Plan

Post-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Note: 3 of the 9 required units of UD GE is satisfied upon completion of the nursing program.

Total Units: 120

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