Program Prerequisites

Nursing students

Certified Nursing Assisting/Acute Care Aide Program Pre-Reqs.

Application Periods:
Spring Semester: October 1-November 1
Fall Semester: May 1-June 1 of every year.

  • Students must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Completion of English 101 with a grade of C or better, or be currently enrolled at time of application.

Licensed Vocational Nursing Program Pre-Reqs.

Application Period: April 1-June 30, annually

  • Students must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Possess a current California CNA certification or Psychiatric Technician License
  • Must have completed the following courses or equivalent with a grade of C or better:
    • English 101
    • Math 331 - Algebra II
    • Psychology 101
    • Biology 124 - Anatomy
    • Biology 125 - Physiology

Registered Nursing Program Pre-Reqs.

Application Period: April 1-June 30, annually

  • Students must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Possess a current California Licensed Vocational Nursing License
  • Must have completed the following courses or equivalent with a grade of C or better:
    • English 101
    • Math 331 - Algebra II
    • Psychology 101
    • Biology 124 - Anatomy
    • Biology 125 - Physiology
    • Biology 128 - Microbiology

Meet Merit Based Admission Criteria - Screening of applications will include looking at overall GPA, Number of Science Repetitions* (Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology), and score obtained on the Merit Based Admissions Test.

  • AHCRN = 1.181 (Cumulative GPA) + 0.160 (Merit Based Admission Test) – 0.568 (Core Biology Repetitions)

*Repetitions are any classes with lower than a grade of C (i.e. C-, D and F) and/or reported withdrawals (W).

Entrance Requirements for all Nursing Programs

  • Students must be age 18 (required by California Codes - Business and Professions Code Section 2069-2071)
  • Complete Background Check and Drug Screening (required by clinical agencies for placement) - Instructions are included with acceptance packets.
  • Current Healthcare Provider CPR (American Heart Association or American Red Cross ONLY)
  • Complete Health Physical (required by clinical agencies for placement) - The physical form is included in the acceptance packet.
  • Immunization Records which includes the following immunization, positive titers and/or boosters 
    • Tuberculin skin test required prior to entering the program. Positive PPD requires a standard negative chest film with medical consultation. Standard chest x-ray is recommended if there is any history of previous chest disease.
    • Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus Toxoid (DPT)
    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • Hepatitis B Vaccination Series
    • Flu Vaccine - Required by facilities during flu season

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