Registered Nursing Program


    OCTOBER 1, 2016 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2016


    The Associate Degree - Registered Nursing Program is comprised of 37 units of nursing theory and clinical experience plus approximately 35 to 38 units of science and general education courses.  Theory and clinical run concurrently with clinical experiences provided in various healthcare facilities within the community.  Both are supported by time spent in the Nursing Resource Lab (NRL).  Opportunities for skills practice utilizing simulation mannequins, specialized healthcare equipment, videos and simulated electronic healthcare record software are all part of a supervised learning experience.

    The RN Program is designed to prepare graduates to function as a Beginning Nurse Generalist.  Most students admitted to the RN Program have completed all coursework (except the nursing courses) prior to admission.  The list of courses required for the RN degree are listed on the RN Program Requirements document on this page.

    A new class is admitted each year in the Fall semester.  Details regarding the application process are provided in the RN Application Instructions and FAQs document on this page.  Please review the admission policy and application instructions thoroughly.  Should you have any further questions, please contact the Health Sciences/Nursing Programs office at  or 760366-3791 ext. 5801.

    NOTE:  The RN Program requires a criminal background check.  Students should be aware that the results of the background check may have an impact on academic program eligibility or clinical/community site placement.  Students may be denied access to the program on the basis of the results of the background check.  The College is required to comply with licensing requirements and with policies of our partner agencies.  If you have a felony or a misdemeanor in your background, please see your program chair to discuss the impact on your academic and professional career.

    Pre-Admission Information

    RN Program Requirements

    RN Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    RN Program Application

    RN Program Generic Admission Policy Effective 10.1.2016

    RN Program Schedule of Estimated Expenses

    Penal Code Sections List

    RN Program Pass Rates

     Post-Admission Information

    Pre-Enrollment HESI Exam

    RN Student Nurse Handbook 2016

    RN Program Textbook List CLASS OF 2017

    RN Program Textbook List CLASS OF 2018

    RN Program Online Preceptorship Orientation

              For more information contact:

     Health Sciences Assistant

    Phone: (760) 366-3791 ext. 5801

    E-Mail: Health Sciences/Nursing Programs Department