Applying to the Grossmont College
applications will be accepted from
applications will be accepted from
February 17, 2015 - March 13,
July 01, 2015 - July 30. 2015
The Grossmont College
Nursing Program admits a cohort of students every fall and spring
semester and uses the California State Chancellor's multi-criteria
screening tool for admittance. Applicants are awarded points
and considered for acceptance based on this criteria. No
waitlist is maintained.
Requirements needed to apply:
To be eligible to submit an
to either program,
2-year ADN or LVN to RN
Transition, applicants must submit proof of the following criteria to the
Nursing Office with the application:
1. High School
or transcript, high school equivalency or a higher degree.
(If you have completed High School from outside of the United States, your
foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a credential evaluating service.
Please see below for additional information).
2. Completion of the following science prerequisite courses.
Official transcripts reflecting a combined G.P.A. of 2.5 or better, no grade
less than a "C" and a total of 13 units;
and Microbiology must be completed within 7 years; Anatomy within 10
years of applying to the program.
▪For Nursing majors only, the
prerequisite to Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology is Biology 120.
The equivalent to BIO 120 may be met with 1 year of High School
biology with lab and a grade of "C" or higher. Please visit the
College Prerequisite Clearance webpage to clear
this requirement. A copy of your HS transcripts are required.
Additional information is needed for students that have not attended
High School locally.
▪Online lab courses are not acceptable
for admission to the Nursing Program. Lab courses must be
conducted in a classroom setting.
▪For those students whose G.P.A.
2.5, but whose science courses were taken more than seven years ago,
the completion of Physiology with a grade determined by the Nursing
Program will satisfy the recency standard for science courses.
Science recency is determined from the date of the last science
▪When the three courses combined G.P.A.
is not 2.5
and if repeating one course could bring the science G.P.A. to 2.5,
the student may repeat one science course, one time within a 5 year
period. All three courses should not be repeated.
▪A withdraw "W" from one of the science prerequisites is
considered an attempt to take the class therefore, is considered a
repeat. The student is then ineligible to repeat a science
course at this time.
▪Please contact the Nursing Office if
you have concerns on specific course recency, G.P.A. questions,
repeating science prerequisites or if your transcripts show more
than one repeat of any of the 3 science prerequisites.
3. Completion of any of the general education "fixed
set" courses for the Nursing Major. Official
transcripts reflecting any of the following courses completed with a
“C” or better. Points are awarded for completed courses only.
Applications may be submitted without the completion of all of these
courses however, no points will be awarded until completed and a
grade is posted on the official transcript. It is highly
suggested that all of these courses are completed when applying in
order to get the maximum amount of points in this category.
English Composition (Eng 120 or 124)
Intermediate Algebra (Math 103 or higher, Math 160
recommended for transfer)
General Psychology (Psy 120)
Introductory Sociology (Soc 114 or 120)
Public Speaking (Comm 122 -required for any RN student entering the
program beginning fall 2015, Comm 120 will no longer be accepted as of fall
Classes indicated in
parenthesis are Grossmont-Cuyamaca College courses. Please
Equivalency Grid if courses were taken outside of
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. If your college
is not listed on this grid, course descriptions from the college
catalog are required.
of the TEAS 5.0 exam
with a minimum score of 62%. Successfully
complete and submit an
official transcript from the ATI website
of the TEAS 5.0 exam with a minimum score of 62% . No matter
the score of the 1st exam, do not repeat the TEAS without first
TEAS Policy and Remediation Procedures. Students who
fail to achieve a passing score on their first attempt must complete
additional pre-nursing course work as directed by the nursing
department. You must adhere to all Grossmont College Nursing
Program policies when taking the TEAS and submitting a score.
You may take the exam anywhere it is proctored and remediation must
be adhered to. Please visit the
TEAS testing page
prior to taking the exam and for detailed information.
5. Documented proof of the following completed
(Measles, Mumps, Rubella)- series of 2 vaccination or
●Hepatitis B- series
of 3 vaccinations and
test for seropositivity,
seropositivity must include a booster or repeat of the series and
time period of 7-8 months to complete.
versions of the Hep B series is subject to approval, please contact
Nursing Office prior
to receiving this type of immunization.
are not eligible to decline the series without a physician's
an adverse reaction or a statement from
their pastor indicating refusal for religious reasons.
●Tdap (Tetanus/Diptheria and Acellular Pertussis)-
given 2005 or after,
●Varicella (Chickenpox)- series of 2 vaccinations
●TB (Tuberculosis)- negative 2-step test or
positive results from TB test with clear chest x-ray
To apply to the Nursing Program:
Submit in person to the Nursing Office, during the designated
Application Periods, a complete application
packet to include:
1. Application to the Nursing Program
ADN Application (pdf)
2. Proof of High School graduation, GED
certificate or proof of a higher degree.
foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a
credentialing evaluations service for US
equivalency. Applicants may use the following
ACEI. A general report is all
that is required for proof of High School completion
outside of the United States. This official,
sealed evaluation must accompany the application.
3. Official sealed transcripts of the required science
prerequisites and any of the completed Nursing Major "fixed
set" courses (as noted above). Include course descriptions if
transcripts must be evaluated by a credentialing
evaluations service if any of the courses are being
used for equivalency to apply to the nursing
program. If a foreign degree was earned, the
evaluation must state its equivalency to a U.S.
degree. Applicants must obtain a detailed
report and submit an official, sealed transcript
evaluation from the International Evaluations
Do not request that the evaluation be sent to the
nursing program; it must be included with your
TEAS V exam sent directly to Grossmont College from the
website. If more than one exam was taken, an unofficial
printout of previous or subsequent exams must be included with the
5. Documentation of
all completed immunizations as noted above.
2x2 passport photo (no copies of passport photos or
7. If your are
licensed as an LVN, a copy of the license and LVN college
transcripts must be included.
Criteria for Admission Grid
gives additional information on all requirements listed
above and for acquiring any additional points listed below.
Please use the check off list in the application packet to reference
specific criteria needed prior to submitting your application.
Documents needed for
additional points; if applicable.
transcripts of an Academic degree awarded and obtained in the United
(Associates, Bachelors or Master's Degree).
2. A copy of an awarded Allied Health Certificate.
3. Documentation of relevant work or volunteer experience from
an employer or volunteer supervisor
on company letterhead. Must have a minimum 100
hours within the past 3 years of application.
4. Documented proficiency or advanced level coursework in
languages other than English.
5. A copy of a DD214 form for a Veteran or military ID for
active military status.
6. A copy of a card indicating refugee status.
7. A copy of a DSPS evaluation or a letter from a Physician
describing the disability.
8. Documented copy of Financial Aid, Cal Works, BOGFW-B,
Federal Pell Grant or EOPS eligibility.
9. Documentation from employer on company letterhead verifying
dates of employment while
completing prerequisites and courses for the Nursing
10. Statement from applicant indicating first generation of family
to attend college.
11. Statement from applicant describing disadvantages in a social or
12. Statement from applicant addressing difficult personal or family
situations or circumstances.
application must be completed in its entirety with
all requirements and appropriate documentation
submitted as a package,
person, to the Nursing Program Office.
No late or incomplete applications will be accepted
applications will be accepted. Mailed
applications will only be accepted if living out of
the San Diego County area or out of state.
Due to the
amount of applications received, we are unable to
review application materials at time of submission.
However, individual immunizations and tests will be
reviewed with applicants to ensure all vaccination
requirements are met.
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
to applying to the program.
Please visit the California Board of Registered Nursing website for
Students applying to the Grossmont College Nursing Program are
required to have a social security number and be able to provide proof when
applying to the program. This is a requirement to be licensed by the
California Board of Registered Nursing.
If you are selected for a
class, the Nursing Program will notify you at the most recent email
address submitted. All correspondence will be conducted
through email only. It is extremely important that you
maintain a valid account with the Nursing Office. If you have
a Yahoo or Hotmail account, please
obtain an alternate address when applying. We may not be able
to contact you with updated information on with an invitation to the
program. Any changes in your contact information must be
submitted in writing at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Verbal changes are not
Note: Before initiating the
challenge policy for any Nursing course. the student must first meet
with the Assistant Director of Nursing and cannot be enrolled in the
course that they are planning to challenge.
Licensed Vocational Nurses are eligible to apply during the
application period for spring entry to the 2-year ADN Program as an LVN to
complete the requirements in three semesters for RN licensure. All
requirements to apply to this program are the same as for the 2 year ADN Program
including a current LVN license and transcripts for previous LVN coursework .
Students accepted into the spring LVN to RN cohort will begin their 1st semester
in Nursing 118, 119 and 130 then continue to Nursing 220, 222, 230 and 235 for
the remaining 2 semesters. If the minimum numbers of qualified
applications are not received , a dedicated LVN to RN Transition Program will
not be offered. Applicants, if eligible, will have the opportunity to be
considered for the 2-year ADN Program for the spring semester. A current
license must be submitted with the application.
If you have not yet seen a counselor at Grossmont College, please make an
appointment to discuss general education and major requirements specific to the
The Nursing Program office
is located at 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020
in the Health and Science Complex (Bldg 34), office #256. The
hours of operation are 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday.