Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ADN-BSN)
The ADN-BSN Program is a collaborative model for academic progression in Nursing between San Francisco State University's School of Nursing and designated California Community College (CCC) partners. This program is designed for students who meet 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). The curriculum allows credit for some previous coursework and 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 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.
Current Community College Partner:
City College of San Francisco
- Spring entry only, application period: August. Please check the School of Nursing website for specific dates and application process.
- Both the School of Nursing supplemental application and the University application must be submitted for those applicants who are not already SF State students.
- The maximum number of transferable units is 70.
- Eligible for undergraduate or post-baccalaureate admission to the University.
- A nursing prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or better at the time of the School of Nursing supplemental application.
- All nursing prerequisites completed with a grade of C or better.
- Must be a California resident or be eligible for in-state tuition.
- Must be an incoming ADN student of College of San Mateo or City College of San Francisco
- Alumni of the College of San Mateo ADN Program or alumni of the City College of San Francisco may apply on a space available basis.
Nursing Prerequisites — 28 Units
Students planning to obtain the ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) and then complete the BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) at San Francisco State should complete all requirements listed below at CSM or CCSF. See an ADN advisor at CSM or CCSF or use assist.org to identify the courses at CSM or CCSF that are equivalent to the courses below.
& BIOL 211
|General Microbiology and Public Health|
and General Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory
|BIOL 220||Principles of Human Anatomy 1||4|
|or BIOL 328||Human Anatomy|
& BIOL 213
|Principles of Human Physiology|
and Principles of Human Physiology Laboratory
& CHEM 102
|Survey of Chemistry|
and Survey of Chemistry Laboratory 2
|COMM 150||Fundamentals of Oral Communication||3|
|ENG 114||Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice||3|
|MATH 124||Elementary Statistics||3|
|PHIL 110||Introduction to Critical Thinking I||3|
Either anatomy course must include a laboratory component if taken at another university.
This is an integrated course in which students are introduced to topics in general, organic, and biochemistry. Standalone general, inorganic, or organic chemistry courses will also fulfill the chemistry requirement.
All SF State BSN undergraduate nursing courses listed below, which are required for licensure by the CA Board of Registered Nurses, will be deemed “met” upon completion of the ADN program at CSM or CCSF.
|NURS 310||Human Development and Health Assessment Theory||3|
|NURS 311||Human Development and Health Assessment Lab||2|
|NURS 314||Health Promotion in Nursing||3|
|NURS 315||Health Promotions in Nursing - Practicum||2|
|NURS 326||Reproductive Health Theory||3|
|NURS 327||Reproductive Health Practicum||3|
|NURS 328||Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Theory||3|
|NURS 329||Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practicum||3|
|NURS 350||Nursing Interventions Practicum I||2|
|NURS 410||Nursing Care of Children Theory||3|
|NURS 411||Nursing Care of Children Practicum||3|
|NURS 420||Nursing Care of Adults Theory||3|
|NURS 421||Nursing Care of Adults Practicum||3|
|NURS 450||Nursing Interventions Lab II||2|
The ADN-BSN Course of Study — 18 Units
The requirements below reflect only the Nursing courses offered by San Francisco State University. Students accepted into the program receive 20 additional units of upper-division nursing credit for successfully passing the NCLEX–RN licensure exam. Additionally, students must complete upper-division general education courses in areas UD-B and UD-C to meet SFSU GE requirements and may need to take two additional SFSU courses (6 units) to meet residency requirements and 120 units needed for a bachelor’s degree.
General Education Requirements Met in Nursing Courses
The requirements below are deemed “met in the major” upon completion of the courses listed (even though the courses and their prerequisites are not approved for GE). This is true whether or not the student completes the major.
|NURS 300||Bridge to Professional Nursing||3|
|NURS 312GW||Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing - GWAR||3|
|NURS 522||Chronic Care and End of Life Care Theory||3|
|NURS 558||Professional Practice Concepts Theory||3|
|NURS 530||Community Health and Global Perspectives Theory||3|
|NURS 531||Community Health and Global Perspectives Practicum||3|
General Education Requirements
|Requirement||Course Level||Units||Area Designation|
|Written English Communication||LD||3||A2|
|Arts or Humanities||LD||3||C1 or C2|
|Social Sciences: US History||LD||3||D2|
|Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (LLD)||LD||3||E|
|Physical and/or Life Science||UD||3||UD-B|
|Arts and/or Humanities||UD||3||UD-C|
|SF State Studies|
|Courses certified as meeting the SF State Studies requirements may be upper or lower division in General Education (GE), a major or minor, or an elective.|
|American Ethnic and Racial Minorities||LD or UD||3||AERM|
|Environmental Sustainability||LD or UD||3||ES|
|Global Perspectives||LD or UD||3||GP|
|Social Justice||LD or UD||3||SJ|
Note: LD = Lower-Division; UD = Upper-Division.