Nursing at Sonoma State


Department Updates   

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CNECM Program Updates  

CNECM Application Summer 2020 EXTENDED DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2020 

UPDATE 3/27/2020:
All orientations will be virtual at this time, please check back for more information


NEW Pre-Licensure Application Changes Fall 2021

Current Students

FNP Orientation Schedule - 7-9-2020 

Fal  2020 FNP Dates -7-9-2020

Fall 2020 Class Schedule- Updated 4/8/2020


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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonoma State University has transitioned to remote instruction for spring 2020. Employees are working remotely in almost all departments. Email is the best way to communicate with our faculty and staff. Please see the SSU COVID-19 website for more information.

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 The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE) and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
P: (202) 887-6791
F: (202) 887-8476

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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"