2013 consideration, applications will be accepted from
April 15, 2013 - April 19, 2013
applications will be accepted from
July 15, 2013* - July 29, 2013
*extended time period added 5/09/2013-1 week prior to
original date of July 22nd!
The Nursing Program office and Grossmont College will be closed on
Fridays during the summer beginning June 14th - August 2nd.
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.
California Licensed Vocational Nurses are eligible to apply for a
three-semester LVN-RN Transition Program. California LVN's also may
take the "30-unit option" but will not be graduates of the Nursing
Program or the college unless all other requirements are met. An
individual evaluation will be made for students wishing to transfer
into the Nursing Program or to receive credit for previous
Upon completion of the degree requirements, the graduate is eligible
to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for
Registered Nurses (NCLEXRN).
IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR APPLICANTS REGARDING
All applicants are required to have completed all necessary immunizations
and/or tests in order to apply to the Nursing Program beginning with the
April 2013 application period. 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 and test for seropositivity takes approximately
6-7 months to complete.
Important: 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
applying to the program and visit the California Board of Registered Nursing website for
LVN to RN Update- Licensed
Vocational Nurses will be considered for the program once a year during the
spring semester. If the
minimum number of qualified applications are not received for the spring
semester, no LVN’s will be admitted.
Spring 2013 Acceptance letters
If you have applied under the new admission criteria for
the spring 2013 semester, letters have been sent out via email. The invitation sent is for a specific
semester and cannot be deferred. All students were sent notice
no matter their status. If you have not received an email,
please contact the Nursing Office to verify that your email address
is correct. Unfortunately we are unable to disclose
point totals for each individual, please refer to the
Admission Grid if you would like to estimate the points possible
for your application. Applicants will be notified at a later
date when application packets will be available
for pick up.
January 01, 2012
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 Nursing Program must apply for an entry date which
does not conflict with the completion of the program you are currently 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
Procedures for complete information.
All 3 required science prerequisites must include a lab.
-All students applying
to the Nursing Program
must have labs in Anatomy,
Physiology and Microbiology.
-All students that were placed on the waitlist prior to the new admission
criteria must also have labs in all required science prerequisites in order to be
considered for entry.