Nursing at Sonoma State


Fall 2020 Applications


NEW Application Process - Calstate ONLY

Post MSN Program Oct. 1 - Dec 31


Current Students

Spring 2020 FNP Dates - 11/12/19

Spring 2020 Class Schedule-11/18/19

Fall 2019 FNP Dates - 06/10/19

Fall 2019 Class Schedule - 5/31/19

CPOST Calendar 2019 - coming soon

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Welcome to the Sonoma State University Department of Nursing.  For over 40 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 SSU Department of Nursing offers both bachelors and masters degrees in a variety of formats and is fully accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly NLNAC) and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 

Atlanta, GA 30326 

p:(404) 975-5000


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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



Qualifications for a Preceptor

  • Current active free and clear CA RN licenses (all programs)
  • Current active free and clear CA NP and furnishing license (FNP Program)
  •  2 years of experience in primary care setting (FNP Program)
  •  1 year continuous full time or equivalent experience in designated nursing unit within the previous five years and experience in the faculity for at least one year (Pre and Post Licensure Programs) 
  • Preceptors may be NPs, CNM, DO, MDs and PA (supervised by an MD) (FNP program)
  • National Certification in APRN role (AANP, ANCC) (FNP Program)

Clinical preceptors offer students powerful learning opportunities that immerse them deeply in patient care and build knowledge, skills and confidence. Learn more about personal and professional rewards of precepting. Call 707 664-2297 or email subject "Preceptor Interested"