Nursing at Sonoma State
Sonoma State University’s mission is reflected in the Department of Nursing’s commitment to provide a foundation for lifelong learning and graduate nurses who practice within a broad cultural perspective, affirm intellectual and aesthetic achievements as a part of the human experience, develop professional leadership, foster flexibility and resilience, and contribute to the health and well-being of the world at large. The Department of Nursing recognizes nursing as a nurturing response, based upon a blend of art and science, occurring within a subjective and objective environment with the aim of developing the well-being of both nurse and client (client as individuals, families, communities, and organizations). Consistent with the philosophy and objectives is the consideration of students as unique individuals with varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, learning styles, and goals.
The Department of Nursing provides opportunities for learning using a variety of traditional and technology mediated strategies. Courses may be taught using televideo conferencing technology, interactive and real-time electronic communications via computer for lecture, small-group and seminar discussions, self-paced and self-directed independent study, and Internet tools that support lifelong intellectual and professional development.
The Department of Nursing enjoys a collaborative relationship with the health care delivery community within its service area and beyond. Consequently there are many clinical opportunities available. Students are placed in a variety of community-based hospitals and health care agencies. Graduates of both the baccalaureate and master’s programs are well prepared for careers in a variety of health care settings and roles in the community.
Sonoma State University’s nursing programs are approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, from which information about tuition, fees, and length of program may be obtained, either in writing or by telephone at National League for Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 p:(404) 975-5000 f:(404)975-5020, www.nlnac.org.
For more information about the Department of Nursing Please read our Vision Statement.
The Sonoma State University Department of Nursing is not accepting applications to the DEMSN program for the 2013-2014 academic year.
If interested, prospective students may apply for admission to the Pre-Licensure BSN track. The 2011 BSN curriculum requires full-time enrollment in four semesters over two academic years for completion. As a “Second Baccalaureate” applicant, please ONLY apply to the SSU Department of Nursing. Do not apply to the university which is not currently accepting second baccalaureate applications. If admitted to the Prelicensure BSN program by the Nursing Department you will be required and allowed to complete the university application process. For further information about the Pre-Licensure BSN Program and the Nursing Supplemental Application form please go to http://www.sonoma.edu/nursing/basic_bsn.shtml
The Sonoma State University MSN – Leadership & Management Program is not accepting applications to this program for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Prospective students may wish to review other graduate nursing programs
• in the Bay Area such as the University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco State University, University of San Francisco, Dominican University, and Samuel Merritt University
• available online in California such as CSU Chico and CSU Dominguez Hills
Fall 2013 Department schedule is now available!
Fall 2013 admissions updates: 4/26/13
There as been no change to any alternate list for this week.
Pre Licensure BSN: Alt 1 admitted, all other alts. move up one space.
Post Licensure BSN: No changes at this point.
MSN FNP & FNP Cert: No changes at this point
ADN-MSN pathways: No changes at this point.
For information on the CSU Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs see this link:
Mandatory MSN FNP Orientation dates for Fall 2013 admission:
Full time admission- May 21 9AM-5PM
Part time admission: May 22 9AM-5PM
ADN-MSN Pathways admission: May 22 9AM-5PM. Failure to attend admission orientation will result in forfeiting your admission to the program!
Please see our Pre Licensure FAQ's before applying -updated 2/8/11
Second Bachelors Pre-Licensure applicants: Because the University is not accepting 2nd Bachelors applications, you will need to apply to the University After being admitted to the Department of Nursing, using a paper application.
Information Sessions -updated 8/27/12