Barry S. Rothman, Ph.D. { Health Professions Home Page}

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Pre-Nursing Activities

Pre-Nursing Post-Bac Program Cohorts (Click Here)

Pre-Nursing Post-Bac Application Forms (Click Here)

Pre-Nursing Advising Staff (Click Here)

Pre-Nursing Advising Presentations (Click Here)


Pre-Nursing Post-Bac Program Cohorts

We began a 15-month (4 semester: summer, fall, spring, summer) Pre-Nursing Post-Bac Program in early June, 2012. We admited Cohort Alpha, consisting of 30 pre-nursing students that had already earned their Bachelor's degree, but that still need to take or retake some or all of the nursing school pre-requisite course work. An additional 8 students were admitted as fall 2012 transfers. Cohort Beta was admitted in a similar manner during 2013-2014. We have repeated this process every summer/fall and are now admitting Cohort Epsilon during summer 2016 and fall 2016. At present, over 90% of the post-bacs that have completed our pre-nursing program have been admitted to US nursing schools, mainly MSN programs.


Application for Cohort Epsilon.

The latest application should be used; please do not use our outdated 2012-2013 application. Applications for entry into Cohort Epsilon for summer 2016 are now open. Deadline: February 1, 2016. Late applications will be considered if space is available.


Nursing school prerequisite and elective courses cost $600 per unit. Limited financial aid is available in the form of federal and private loans. The immediate goal of our Pre-Nursing Post-Bac Program is to prepare our students to be strong applicants to US nursing schools.

We invite those interested in our Pre- Nursing Post-Bac Program to look over its details by using the links in the column to the left or immediately below.



                               Application and Admission




Pre-Nursing Advising Staff:

Pre-Nursing Co-Director - Rachel Small,

   Advising Hours: TBA in HH-222.


You are also welcome to complete our Pre-Nursing Interest Form. Filling out this form will provide a way to e-mail questions to our Nursing Advisor.


Advising Presentations

November 3, 2012: Rachel Small, Pre-Nursing Post-Bac Program Co-Director and Beza Abebe, Program Coordinator, presented a broad array of information on preparing for nursing as a career. Click Here for a copy of this presentation.


April 13, 2011: Dr. Andrea Renwanz-Boyle, a faculty member of the SFSU School of Nursing, provided general information on the four main types of nursing programs offered in California and the requirements needed to apply to each. Dr. Boyle and Dr. Rothman also highlighted the upcoming Pre-NursingSummer Advising Course (Pathways to Nursing) and Pre-Nursing Post-Bac Program (see above). Click Here for a copy of Dr. Boyle's talk.














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