San Diego State University

School of Nursing

College Type: Four or more years, Public


BSN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 91.18%
Average number of students tested annually: 229
Program accreditations: CCNE
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 San Diego State University as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 198 88.38 71.45
2011 265 92.83 88.22
2010 222 92.34 87.53
2009 156 92.31 88.47
2008 177 92.09 87.58
2007 169 97.04 85.88

Masters Program

The San Diego State University School of Nursing Master of Science Degree is intended to prepare graduates to function in a range of specialties including nurse practitioners, clinical specialists, nurse midwives, community based nurses/school nurses, administrators and/or nurse educators and as middle or executive-level nursing.

Students can attend the program on the basis of part time or full time enrollment. All students are prepared for entry into nurse researcher for continued education in doctoral studies.

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree with a nursing major from a CCNE or NLNC accredited program
  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  3. Acceptable GRE scores
  4. A current, valid, unencumbered California License to practice as a Registered Nurse
  5. Minimum of a ‘C’ grade or higher in a basic statistics course

Applicants are recommended to have at least 12 months of work experience as a Registered Nurse before beginning a specialization program. Applicants who graduated with a non-nursing major from a baccalaureate program will be considered on an individual basis and maybe admitted on the condition of enrolling in the necessary undergraduate courses in addition to the course requirements for the Master’s program.

Students in all tracks are required to choose between a Thesis or project or Comprehensive Exam designated Plan A and B respectively. 


Program accreditations: CCNE

Masters programs offered at this school:

San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182