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.
application period is closed
July 01, 2014 - July 31, 2014
(closed Fridays beginning June
6th - August 1st)
If applying to the Nursing Program for the fall 2015
semester or thereafter, students completing the communication
requirement must take Communication 122, Public Speaking.
Communication 120, Interpersonal Communication will no longer be
accepted for the Associates Degree in Science in Nursing. If
you have not yet taken the Communication requirement or have taken
Communication 120 previously and will not be applying during
the spring 2015 application period (7/01/14-7/31/14), you will need
to complete Communication 122 in order to apply during the next
Biology 120 prerequisite
Effective fall semester 2014, the Grossmont College Nursing Program 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.
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
to the prerequisite clearance specialist at
http://www.grossmont.edu/assessment/prerequisite.asp. Click on
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
http://grossmont.edu/assessment/prerequisite.asp. Click on
Nursing. 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 update 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
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 schedule and
test for seropositivity takes approximately 6-7 months to complete.
Bachelor's in Nursing
Assembly Bill 1295 required California State Universities (CSU) to
develop a seamless pathway for the Associate Degree Registered Nurse
to obtain a Bachelor's in Nursing. The CSU in our area that we have
partnered with is San Diego State University.
We strongly encourage our students to enroll in a BSN immediately
after completing their degree at Grossmont College. During
enrollment at Grossmont College students may cross enroll at SDSU
for a nominal fee and begin their upper division nursing courses.
The articulated nursing degree transfer pathways shall comply with
both of the following requirements:
A campus of the California State University
shall not require an ADN-to-BSN student to complete any
duplicative courses for which the content is already required by
the Board of Registered Nursing for licensure or that the
student has already satisfied by earning the associate degree in
nursing and becoming licensed as a registered nurse.
A campus of the California State University
shall not require an ADN-to-BSN student, who has taken a
prerequisite course at a California community college to earn
the associate degree in nursing, to take the same prerequisite
course or same content from that prerequisite course at the
university for the bachelor of science in nursing degree.
On the application please indicate if you will be continuing on at
SDSU for your Bachelorís in Nursing. If you check yes please
indicate if you plan on cross enrollment and completing your degree
immediately following completion of your ADN.
Background Check and Drug Screen
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 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 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 LVNís will be admitted.
Fall 2014 Acceptance letters
If you have applied for the fall 2014 semester, acceptance letters
have been sent. If you have been selected for the fall
2014 class, you should have received an invitation via email.
The invitation sent is for a specific semester and cannot be
deferred. Please note that it takes a period of time to fill a
class and you may be contacted at a later date to join the fall 2014
cohort. Unfortunately we are unable to disclose point
totals for each individual, please refer to the Criteria for
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.
Update - Effective 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 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.
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.