Nursing RN to BSN

Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major? Undergraduate students apply to the School of Nursing (SoN) after they have finished the prerequisites for nursing. They are first accepted to the university, then apply for the SoN through another system called Nursing CAS. It is best to have all GE done before the entering nursing because the courses for nursing alone fill the student’s week.
When should I first meet with my major department?

Incoming students interested in nursing should seek counsel in the first semester so that they understand the prereqs, requirements and acceptable GPA. 

How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? They will be assigned a nursing major advisor once they have been accepted into the SoN.
Where can I find information about major advising?

The students is provided with the name of their nursing advisor shortly after they are in the SoN.

Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? Students applying to the SoN will need to take the TEAS test. The results of the TEAS is included in a final score for possible admission to the SoN.
What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full?

Only students who have been accepted into the SoN can register for nursing classes. They will be told into which clinical section they will join and are guaranteed a place in every class they need.

Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major?  

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major? Transfer students apply to the School of Nursing through the Nursing CAS System with their prereqs completed.
Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major? Not Applicable.
Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? Only students who have been accepted into the SoN can register for nursing classes. They will be told into which clinical section they will join and are guaranteed a place in every class they need.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap? We no longer have a ADN–BSN that is at SFSU. We have an articulated program for the ADN to reach BSN for students at CSM and will be working on opening this with CCSF in the near future.

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major? Even though they need not take it in the first semester, it is wise that students take a nutrition course. It is not a prerequisite, but highly advised.
Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

It is often difficult to get in the appropriate level Anatomy and Physiology classes (with labs) because of the high demand. 

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major? Not applicable.

College of Health & Social Sciences Student Resource Center (SRC)

Services provided for: undergraduate students with College of Health and Social Sciences majors, pre-majors and minors.

Services offered: Academic planning (GE, DARs, DPR and major), freshman transitioning support, impacted major consultation, academic probation advising, general life/support counseling, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), resume and cover letter help

Phone: (415) 405-3740
Website: chss.sfsu.edu/src
Email: srcenter@sfsu.edu
Location: HSS 254