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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 Registered Nursing Program, Associate Degree, 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 the A.S. degree in Registered Nursing and take the National licensure exam called the NCLEX RN. Applications are accepted during the months of March for Fall semester and September for Spring semester. The RN Program is fully accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing.


  • Upcoming application periods - September 1-30, 2016 (for Spring) and March 1-31, 2017 (for Fall)
  • Next TEAS tutoring and testing dates – Winter 2017 (January 3 to February 3) – New ATI TEAS released 8/31/16 and required – View TEAS website for details
  • Nursing Information Sessions – 4:00 to 5:00pm – Room 2139 – no need to RSVP – parking pass will be needed. 


Associate Degree Registered Nursing

Date Day Time Room
3/1/17 Tuesday 4:00pm 2139
4/25/17 Tuesday 4:00pm 2139
5/25/17 Thursday 4:00pm 2139
6/20/17 Tuesday 4:00pm 2139
8/22/17 Tuesday 4:00pm 2139


Information Flyer

Attending a Nursing Information Session is where students will get the most up-to-date information on getting started for the program, admission requirements, and the application process.  Students can also meet one-on-one with Program Counselor, Stella Orfanos-Woo, for assistance.  She is located in the Counseling Office, Building 100.  The RN Information Sheet lists all requirements to prepare for the IVC RN Program, what is needed to apply, and how students are selected; the Multi-Criteria Grid outlines the point value for the admission criteria, and the TEAS website details the requirements for taking the pre-entrance test.  Students are advised to use the Eligibility Worksheet and the GPA Calculator to monitor their courses, GPA, and points.



If selected, students must obtain clinical clearance before starting nursing classes.  Clearances include:  current CPR card for healthcare providers from the American Heart Association; current physical examination, current TB/PPD skin test, and current vaccinations (influenza [flu shot], 2-step MMR [Measles, Mumps Rubella], Hepatitis B, Tdap, and Varicella).  Students will have the option of subscribing to an online system called COMPLIO to track and maintain their documentation online  Hard copies of all clearances will be required for submission to the Nursing Office.

NURS 080 is a 5-week, 1.5 unit introduction course that prepares the nursing student for the program.  It is offered 2 days a week, 4 hours a day, during Summer and Winter sessions.  This course is only open to students who have confirmed their admission in the Nursing Program.  The course syllabus is available on the IVC Syllabi Site.  The Nursing Learning Center (NLC) is open to students enrolled in the program – students register for one (1) unit of Independent Studies at their course level – NURS 081, 082, 083, and 084.



The Associate of Science degree in Registered Nursing is outlined in the IVC catalog.  The websites below outline the licensure exam for RN, the RN to BSN Program at SDSU, and obtaining the nurse assistance certification while in the Nursing Program.







For more information, contact the Nursing Education & Allied Health Department located in Office 2155 of the Health Sciences Building 2100 – 760-355-6348 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.








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