Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)

Major Department Website

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? The ADN-BSN Program is a collaborative model for academic progression in Nursing between SF State School of Nursing and designated California Community College (CCC) partners. The current partners are College of San Mateo and City College of San Francisco. This program is 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 and City College of San Francisco (CCSF). 
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? Students will be assigned a nursing major advisor once they have been accepted into the SoN.
Where can I find information about major advising?

Students are provided the name of their nursing advisor shortly after they are admitted the SoN.

Does your department have a major planning sheet for me to use as a guide?     

No, we do not have a major planning sheet.
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes?

Students must complete all 5 prerequisite courses to ADN at CSM/CCSF prior to admission to the ADN-BSN program with a minimum grade of C.  The GPA of the 5 prerequisite courses must be 3.0 or higher.  Visit for more details.

The 5 prerequisite courses are:

1) BIO 210+211 General Microbiology and Public Health and lab or its equivalent,

2) CHEM 101+102 Survey of Chemistry and lab or its equivalent, 

3) BIO 212+213 Principles of Human Physiology and lab or its equivalent,

4) BIO 220 Principles of Human Anatomy or its equivalent, and

5) MATH 124 Elementary Statistics or its equivalent.

What should I do if my major core and/or prerequisite courses are full?

Only students who have been accepted into the SoN can register for nursing classes. They will be informed of 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? Applicants to the ADN-BSN program MUST be an incoming ADN student of CSM/CCSF.  Alumni of the CSM/CCSF ADN program will be considered base on space availability.

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major? Not Applicable. 
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? Not Applicable. 
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap? Not Applicable. 

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? Not Applicable. 
Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

Not Applicable. 

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



College of Health & Social Sciences Student Resource Center

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