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Nursing Program Fall Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm

Health Professions Information Sessions for Spring/Summer 2017

Influenza update-posted 7/06/2016
For the 2016-2017 flu season, the Nursing Program will no longer accept FLU MIST (nasal spray) per the new Federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Students must have the Influenza vaccination which is offered through Grossmont College Health Services or a physician's office.

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is used as part of the admissions process by Nursing and Allied Health schools nationwide. On August 31, 2016 an updated ATI TEAS will be released.  Students taking the exam on or after August 31, 2016 will need to purchase the sixth edition of the TEAS study manual.
The Grossmont College Nursing Program spring 2017 application period will require the new 6th edition TEAS exam in order to apply. The spring 2017 application period is for entry into the fall 2017 semester.  Only the first 6th edition TEAS exam will be accepted to receive points.

Upcoming application periods and Information

LVN's are now able to apply to both application periods.  Please see LVN-RN Update below. 

For Fall 2017 consideration,
New TEAS 6 Edition Required
For Spring 2018 consideration,
New TEAS 6 Edition Required
February 6, 2017 - March 3, 2017 July 3, 2017 - July 31, 2017

If you are invited into the program and are requesting financial aid for the fall or spring cohort, please be sure to apply for financial aid during the months of January or February so that aid is available in time for the program start.

Program Description
As defined by the American Nurses Association, professional nursing is the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual and high-risk health problems. The Associate Degree Registered Nursing Programs at Grossmont College prepare men and women for national licensure to practice professional nursing in critical, acute, chronic, ambulatory and home health care settings. For students without previous nursing education, the nursing courses cover four semesters plus the prerequisite science courses. Nursing science didactic is coordinated with laboratory experience in local hospitals and health agencies under the guidance of nursing faculty members. In addition to the nursing courses, the major requires selected general education courses from the natural, behavioral and social sciences. A special application for this major is required. Applications to the Nursing Program will be accepted for both programs after prerequisite requirements are met.

New on-campus RN to BSN program!
Get your BSN here at Grossmont College through Point Loma Nazarene University.  Complete the ADN program at Grossmont College and receive your RN license, then begin taking classes through PLNU on our campus.  For enrollment eligibility and complete information visit or contact Amber Hanna, PLNU RN-BSN Program Advisor at (619)644-7549.

RN-BSN Application Deadlines



Application Deadlines   New Graduates: Approval to Test (ATT) and test date set by:   New Graduates: NCLEX test results received by: Classes Begin 
Spring November 15 November 15 December 15 January
Summer March 15 March 15 April 15 May
Fall July 15 July 15 August 15 September

Biology 120 prerequisite (posted 7/08/2014)
Effective fall semester 2014, Grossmont College will accept a one year high school biology course with lab and a grade of "C" or higher, to fulfill the Biology 120 prerequisite needed for the required science prerequisites for students majoring in nursing only.

If you are a local area high school student, you must submit high school transcripts verifying successful completion with a "C" or higher of a biology course with a lab to the prerequisite clearance specialist at Click on Nursing for specific instructions. When emailing the request for clearance, attach an unofficial copy of your HS transcripts listing the course and grade. It takes approximately 2 weeks for your request to be processed.

If you are a non-local area or out of state high school student, you must submit high school transcripts verifying successful completion with a grade of "C" or higher of a biology course with a lab, a copy of the course description and/or a letter from the registrar or campus administrator verifying the biology course taken contains a lab and meets the requirement for the prerequisite. Submit the above items to the prerequisite clearance specialist at Click on Nursing for specific instructions. It takes approximately 2 weeks for your request to be processed.

Please note that the required science courses are highly rigorous and multiple attempts are not allowed by the Nursing Program. Should you need to complete a General Biology course to successfully pass the Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology, it is strongly recommended that you continue your education beyond high school biology and first complete Biology 120.

High School biology can be used to clear Biology 120 for Biology 140, 141, 144 and 152 for Grossmont College Nursing Majors only. Cuyamaca College nor other Grossmont College Health Professions programs will not accept this method to clear their prerequisites. This option no longer applies if the student changes their major.

Important information for applicants regarding immunizations
All applicants are required to have completed all necessary immunizations and/or tests in order to apply to the Nursing Program. Please refer to the application packet to find out what immunizations and tests are required to apply. Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the Hepatitis B series immediately as the vaccine schedule and test for seropositivity takes approximately 6-7 months to complete.

Background Check and Drug Screen
Any prior conviction of a misdemeanor or felony may influence eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse. A flagged background check or drug screen may also prohibit entrance and/or participation in the nursing program. Applicants with prior convictions are required to contact the Director of Nursing for confidential advisement and planning prior to applying to the program and visit the California Board of Registered Nursing website for general information.

LVN to RN Update
Licensed Vocational Nurses will now be considered for both the spring semester and fall semesters, allowing them to apply at both application periods. If the minimum number of qualified applications are not received during the application periods, then there will be no offer of the LVN-RN Step-up Program.  LVN's application scores will then be calculated into the Generic programs.  If you are within the top 40 applicants, you will be invited to attend the full 2 year Generic ADN Program.

Fall 2017 Notifications
Invites to attend the Fall 2017 nursing program are being processed with anticipation of invitations being mailed out via email towards the end of April and beginning of May. The process to fill the class can take several weeks.  Please do not call the office for the status of your application. 

*Please note, if you are enrolled or have accepted a seat into any other Grossmont College Health Professions Program, you will be ineligible to receive an invitation to the Nursing Program. Students wishing to apply to the program must apply for an entry date which does not conflict with the completion of the program currently enrolled in.

Admission to the program is based upon the California State Chancellor's multi-criteria screening tool, Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) score, degrees, work experience, life experiences, and second language proficiency. See grid for the new multi-criteria and point values for admission screening purposes. Please see Applying for complete information.

Discrimination Statement
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, nationality, gender, age, or handicap in admission or access to, treatment of, or employment in, its programs and activities.
Last Updated: 03/08/2017
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