ADN-BSN Admission

Eligibility Requirements and Prerequisite Information

  • All prospective transfer students must be admissible to SF State in accordance with existing criteria as stated in the Undergraduate Admissions Requirements section of the University Bulletin. All prospective second Baccalaureate students must be admissible to SF State in accordance with existing criteria as stated in the Graduate Admissions Requirements section of the University Bulletin.
  • Must be an incoming ADN student at College of San Mateo or City College of San Francisco
  • Alumni of the College of San Mateo ADN Program or City College of San Francisco may apply on a space available basis
  • 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 units transferable from a junior college is 70
  • Nursing prerequisite GPA must be 3.0 or higher at the time of School of Nursing supplemental application
  • Must be a California resident or be eligible for in-state tuition
  • Must complete all prerequisite courses below with a minimum grade of C.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, online courses, including lab, taken during shelter-in-place are acceptable. These courses must be C or better.


Course Title

SF State Course Number

Human Anatomy with Lab **  BIOL 220 (4 semester units)
Human Physiology with Lab **  BIOL 212/ 213 (4 semester units) 
*Survey of Chemistry with Lab **  CHEM 101102 (4 semester units) 
General Microbiology with Lab **  BIOL 210211 (4 semester units) 
Written Communication  (Please refer to SF State Bulletin
Oral Communication  (Please refer to SF State Bulletin)
Critical Thinking  (Please refer to SF State Bulletin)
Statistics Math 124 (3 semester units)

Please consult Assist to determine comparable or articulated coursework taken at California community colleges or CSUs.

Transfer Units

Transfer students can transfer a maximum of 70 units from the community college. This program allows for the additional 20 units that result from passing the NCLEX for a total of 90 units.

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SF State Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)

Second Year Composition ENG 214 or an equivalent community college course as listed on Assist is required prior to enrolling in the nursing GWAR course, NURS 312GW, offered semester one of the program. All undergraduate nursing students must complete NURS 312 GWAR.

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Tuition and Fees

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