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2023 - Best Accredited Colleges: Sonoma State #10
2023 - Best Online FNP Post-Master's Certificate Program: Sonoma State #3
2023 - Best Nursing Schools in California: Sonoma State #7
Pre-Licensure Applications: NursingCAS (ALL applicants):  September 7 - January 24 and CalStateApply (Non-SSU students): October 1 - November 30
MSN Applications: Cal State Apply: October 1 - January 31NursingCAS: December 1 - January 31

Welcome to the Sonoma State University Department of Nursing

The health impacts of climate change are gaining attention, making it an important aspect of nursing care. Here at Sonoma State University, we recognize the importance of teaching our nursing students about climate and health. By partnering with the Nurses Climate Challenge – a national campaign mobilizing nurses to engage and educate health professionals and students about climate and health – we are able to incorporate a comprehensive set of easy-to-use resources to prepare our nursing students to better care for patients and communities in the world with a changing climate. We’re proud to join nursing schools across the country in this important initiative. Read more about the School of Nursing Commitment now.

For over 50 years the Department of Nursing has been educating nurses. To date we have educated over 4000 Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Educators, and Nurse Leaders to serve our region, state, country, and world. We are proud of our reputation for preparing excellent, well-qualified professionals. Our students are educated to practice in a variety of settings including community health agencies, advanced practice settings, and acute care settings. Our core values include:

  • Providing a foundation for lifelong learning

  • Practicing nursing with a broad cultural perspective

  • Developing professional leadership and active citizenship

  • Fostering flexibility and resilience for a career in nursing within a dynamic world

  • Contributing to the health and well-being of a community within a perspective of the world at large

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Sonoma State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 2-2-887-6791.

We are also accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing. 

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You are welcome to contact us for information unavailable on our website. Please also note the dates of our community information sessions open to the public offered each semester. We look forward to sharing more about the department and major options