Registered Nursing

RN Students

Concentration of Study Overview

The RN Nursing Application Period is available from April 1 through June 30 of every year. 

The applications need to be delivered or postmarked by June 30 (end of application period) to be eligible. Status letters are mailed out at the end of July.

(no phone calls regarding your status in the program).

Do you want a career that involves caring for, supporting and helping people who are sick or injured? Do you enjoy educating people and being an advocate for health? Becoming a registered nurse has many rewards and career opportunities are plentiful. Allan Hancock College offers an associate in science degree and certificate option for LVNs to become registered nurses (RNs).

The registered nursing (RN) program, fully accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing, is a two-semester program offered every year starting in the spring semester. The program includes both classroom study and supervised clinical practice. Clinical practice takes place in our labs, local hospitals and medical care facilities.

California licensed vocational nurses (LVN) and graduates from accredited vocational nursing programs are eligible to apply upon completion of Allan Hancock College program prerequisites. The LVN-to-RN program is specifically designed to provide the LVN with an opportunity for career advancement and prepares the LVN for the additional responsibilities required of the registered nurse. If accepted into the program, you must comply with background checks and drug screening required by clinical agencies.

In addition, the program has a 30-unit certificate option, completion of which qualifies the successful graduate to take the RN licensing examination. If you choose to pursue the 30-unit certificate option you would NOT be a graduate of the Allan Hancock Nursing Program or of the college. Applicants to this curriculum alternative must meet with the Associate Degree of Nursing program director for advisement.

The policy for veteran priority status is pending. If you have veteran status please provide proof of service with your application.  This applies only to the RN program.

Click here for Prerequisite Information.

Click here to see the RN Cost Sheet as of Feb 2016.

Click here to see the merit based admission criteria* table. This went into effect for the class of 2014.

 NCLEX pass rates  

*Any student with more than 4 attempts in science pre-requisite courses is ineligible to apply for the Allan Hancock College ADN program.

Accreditation Information

Allan Hancock College RN program is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing and can be found listed on their webpage Accreditation Retention/Attrition Rates.

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Melissa Estrada

Melissa Estrada
Nursing Student

"I recommend Allan Hancock College because it offers a lot of opportunities for working students. My educational goals are to become a registered nurse and get my bachelor's degree in nursing. My teachers make classes entertaining and interesting."
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Last Modified Sep 28, 2016