Nursing Department ->
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.
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).
In addition to the college application, a special
application for this major is required. Applications to the Nursing
Program will be accepted for both programs after prerequisite
requirements are met. Contact the Counseling Center or the Nursing