Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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San Francisco's Main Campus, Sacramento

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a four-year degree program that prepares students for careers in nursing and qualifies them for continued academic and professional advancement as health professionals.

The BSN curriculum is rooted in the values of our Jesuit mission and a liberal arts education. Students are taught to think critically and communicate effectively, and to transfer these skills to their nursing practice as well as their community.

The program utilizes a hands-on approach to nursing education. Students have the opportunity to strengthen their clinical skills and evaluation techniques by using real-world tools provided by the Learning Resource and Simulation Lab Centers.

The result is a diverse curriculum both in the classroom and in the field.

Scholar programs are available to BSN students and are an excellent fit for nursing majors. Learn more about the Martín-Baró Scholars Program or the St. Ignatius Institute and how they can enhance your experience at USF.

  • Class schedules and curriculum are customized to student needs and professional/educational backgrounds
  • Partnership with the VA Northern California Health Care System with a focus on veteran centric care. Students in the Sacramento program who have completed all required transfer credits enroll in this six semester program that runs over consecutive fall, spring, and summer semesters. Those who successfully progress through the program earn a BSN.
  • Students who receive the BSN are equipped to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX)


The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

It is also approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. Students who graduate from the program are also eligible to receive the California Public Health Nursing Certificate.