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Pre-Nursing Activities

NEW! Pre-Nursing Post-Bac Program - Application Deadline Extended to March 15 (Click Here)

Pre-Nursing Summer 2014 Advising Course (Click Here)

Pre-Nursing Advising Staff (Click Here)

Pre-Nursing Adviding Presentations (Click Here)


NEW! Pre-Nursing Post-Bac Program - Application Deadline Extended to March 15

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 Alpha is presently applying nursing schools, mainly Master's programs, during the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. We admitted Cohort Beta during summer 2013 and fall 2013; they are presently completing their course work. Applications to Cohort Gamma are now open, and we will admit about 30 students to begin during summer 2014.

Nursing school prerequisite and elective courses cost $550 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




Download Cohort Gamma Application Form (Click Here)

Download Cohort Gamma Reference Form (Click Here)

Please use Adobe Reader to access these forms; do not use Preview (on a Mac). Deadline: March 15, 2014 for starting in early June 2014. Late applications and applications for starting in fall 2014 will be considered if space is available.


Pre-Nursing Summer 2014 Advising Course

In an effort to serve the large population of pre-nursing students in the SF Bay Area, the Formal Post-Bac Program at SFSU is offering a low-cost,1-unit Pathways to Nursing course to be held during a 5 week period (early July to early August) in summer 2013. This course is intended to serve a broad spectrum of pre-nursing students. Its goal is to provide effective career advising to pre-nursing students by faculty from the SFSU School of Nursing. This course is independent of our Pre-Nursing Post-Bac Program described above, and will be open to any and all interested pre-nursing students, either undergraduates or post-bacs. The course will be graded Credit/No-Credit, and cost a total of about $275. We have held Pathways to Nursing during the last two summer (2011, 2012) for a group of 15-18 students.


Click Here to indicate your intention to enroll in the summer 2014 Pathways to Nursing course.It is not yet possible to officially pre-enroll in this course through SFSU's Summer 2014 Online Course Schedule.


Pre-Nursing Advising Staff:

Pre-Nursing Co-Director - Rachel Small,

   Advising Hours: TBA in HH-222.

Pre-Nursing Coordinator - Beza Abebe,

   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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