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NURSING is defined by the American Nurses' Association as 'the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations'.

The Associate Degree Registered Nursing Program prepares both men and women for licensure to practice as a professional nurse. Students who are in good health, 18 years of age and older, and can lift a minimum 35lb or more are eligible to apply. Completion of the required admission criteria plus a pre-entrance test meets eligibility to be considered for the program. After successful completion, students are eligible to receive an A.S. degree in Registered Nursing and take the NCLEX RN. Applications are accepted in March for Fall semester and September for Spring semester. The ADRN Program is fully accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing



  • Upcoming application periods: September 1-30, 2016 (for Spring 2017)

  • TEAS Tutoring and Testing - Under the TEAS section (Students may now sign up for TEAS tutoring that starts Monday, June 20th, please call 760-355-6530 to sign up or come in person to room 2158 from 9 am to 5 pm.)

  • Upcoming Information Sessions - May 23rd and July 13th - 4:00pm - Room 2139  (A parking pass will be required)

  • New Multi-Criteria Grid and Point Value. 


Prospective Nursing Students


Additional Resources


Department Contacts

The Nursing & Allied Health Office is located in Building 2100, Office 2155 and is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 pm (pendind holidays) ando closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00pm. The department phone numner is 760-355-6348



Career Opportunities, Working Conditions, and Pay

Nurses work in all types of settings where there is a need for health care in the community, cities, and rural areas locally and globally, such as hospitals, community agencies, ambulatory care, home health care, nursing homes, occupational health, schools, public health clinics and physician and cosmetic offices, veterans organizations, and government agencies. Starting hourly pay can begin at approximately $24 to $27 per hour depending on location and type of agency.








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