Sonoma State University

SSU Department of Nursing

College Type: Four or more years, Public

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BSN Program

The Sonoma State University Nursing Program is intended to prepare students who practice within a understanding of multi-cultural perspective able to develop professional leadership and who are flexible and resilient.

The Sonoma State University 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.

The program provides the opportunity for students to learn how to employ a range of traditional techniques and technology intensive strategies.

Courses in the running program may be taught via tele-video conferencing, real time electronic communication and other forms of interactive technology via computer inter connection for lectures, seminar discussions, small groups and self-directed and self-paced independent study and internet tools that enhance lifelong professional development.

The nursing program collaborates with healthcare facilities in the service area to offer students clinical experience opportunities in a range of community based hospital and health care agencies.      

For more information about the Sonoma Nursing program please attend one of the information sessions published on the official website. The information sessions offer detailed information on the nursing program, admission requirements for entrance and the application processes for prospective students. 

 

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 95.57%
Average number of students tested annually: 28
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Sonoma State University as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 22 100 71.45
2011 34 94.12 88.22
2010 27 92.59 87.53
2009 32 96.88 88.47
2008 38 84.21 87.58
2007 46 95.65 85.88

Accelerated MSN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 100%
Average number of students tested annually: 17
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Sonoma State University as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 21 100 71.45
2010 17 100 87.53
2008 12 100 87.58

Masters Program

 

The Sonoma State University Master of Science in Nursing, program is designed to prepare advanced level nurses. The program comprises of core instruction in the basic theoretical and conceptual framework for advanced nursing practice and research.

The MSN program offers specialization tracks in Nursing Leadership, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Management in administration, education or Clinical Nurse Leader.

The different graduate specialties develop core theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for practice at the graduate level. The program includes foundational courses in nursing theory, health policy, nursing research, ethical practice and healthcare systems financing.

Graduates from all tracks are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification.

Admission Requirements

  1. A Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited college and university nursing program
  2. Minimum Grade point average of 3.0 for the last 60 units of undergraduate coursework
  3. Current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California
  4. Successfully complete basic college statistics and community health nursing course
  5. Two years of experience for the Family Nurse Practitioner option

The particular tracks may have specific requirements in terms of nursing pre-requisite courses taken at the undergraduate level and may require students to show proof taking these courses or equivalent credit. 

 

 

Program accreditations: CCNE

Masters programs offered at this school:

MSN

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

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Sonoma State University
1801 E Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928