Nursing FAQs

frequently asked questions

Yes. However, the program is only for prospective students who already have an RN license in California or are eligible to take the national licensing exam for Registered Nurses.

Most students will complete the program in eight to twelve months.

Attending school requires significant study time. We encourage each student to assess their ability to work, study and balance other commitments. Please note: All students must enroll in a minimum of six units their first semester at SDSU.

Most classes meet weekly. Most classes are hybrid, meaning there is a combination of on-campus and online work through Canvas. Three classes require clinical hours (NURS400/400L, NURS 415/415L, & NURS 458/458L) and one class requires a lab (NURS320/320L).

Second baccalaureate degree students are able to quickly move through our program within one year. The WPA, general education courses and international requirement are waived.

Most students who meet the minimum program admission requirements including a minimum GPA 3.0, and also meet the university admission requirements will be admitted to the program. Please contact Collett Ashurst at the SDSU-IV Nursing Office for eligibility. [email protected] 

The cost varies depending on the plan of study selected. It can range from $7,500 - $12,000 including General Education courses and the international experience. Information about the cost of attending SDSU-IV is available through the Cashier’s Office at 760-768-5514