consideration, applications will be accepted from
April 15, 2013 - April 19, 2013
applications will be accepted from
July 22, 2013 - July 29, 2013
* All immunizations must be complete at time of
for entrance into fall 2013
1. MMR- series
of 2 vaccinations or a test for seropositivity
2. HepB- series of 3 vaccinations
and HBsAb Quantitative test for seropositivity
(negative seropositivity must include a booster or
repeat of series and re-test) approximate time
period of 7-8
months to complete.
series of 2 vaccinations or a test for seropositivity
4. Tdap- vaccination 2005 or after
5. Tuberculosis test-
negative 2 step TB test or proof of positive
test with a negative chest x-ray and Questionnaire.
January 01, 2012
All students must have completed the Hepatitis B vaccinations (series of 3)
and the HBsAb Quantitative test for seropositivity in order to begin the program
beginning with the fall 2012 cohort.
Please note that the series and seropositivity
takes approximately 7-8 months to complete. Applicants wishing to be
considered for fall 2012 should begin the series immediately.
Beginning with the fall 2013 cohort, all immunizations and tests must be
completed in order to apply.
LVN to RN applications are now accepted for the spring semesters only.
Students accepted into the spring cohort will begin the transition to RN
in Nursing 118, 119 and 130 for their first semester. Students will then
continue to Nursing 220, 222, 230 and 235 for the remaining 2 semesters.
Licensed Vocational Nurses are eligible to apply to the two year ADN Program
as an LVN to complete the requirements in three semesters for RN licensure.
If the minimum numbers of qualified
applications are not received for the spring semester, no LVN’s will be
for Eligibility and Prerequisite Courses
To be eligible
to submit an application
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
1. High School
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).
transcripts reflecting a combined G.P.A. of 2.5 or better, no grade less than
a “C” and a total of 13 units in the following science pre-requisite
Physiology and Microbiology
must be completed within 7 years and Anatomy within 10 years of applying to
*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 GPA is 2.5, but whose science courses were taken
more than seven years ago, the completion of Physiology with a grade
determined by the Nursing Department will satisfy the recency standard for
science courses. Science recency is determined from the date of the last science course
-When the three courses combined GPA is
not 2.5, and if repeating one
science course could bring the science GPA to 2.5, the student may repeat one science course
one time. No more
than one science repetition may occur 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 for specific course recency, GPA
questions, if you are considering repeating a science prerequisite or if your
transcripts show more than 1 repeat of any of the science prerequisites.
3. Official transcripts reflecting completion
the pre-requisite “fixed set” with a “C” or better in the following
courses for the Nursing Major;
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)
Interpersonal Communications or Public Speaking (Comm 120 or
122, Comm 122 is recommended for transfer)
Any course taken outside of Grossmont-Cuyamaca
Community College District must be approved for equivalency. Please refer
Equivalency Grid for pre-approved courses from the other
community colleges in the San Diego area. Applicant's wishing to apply
using courses not listed on this grid, must include complete course descriptions
from the college catalog in the year in which you took the course. The
entire page of the course description must be copied and pasted into a document
showing the institution from where it was taken. Do not cut the
description and paste it into a document; it will not be accepted.
4. Submit to the Nursing Office a
application packet, including
official transcripts of science prerequisite
“fixed set” of coursework. Include course descriptions if necessary,
documented proof of the following completed immunizations;
-MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)- series of 2 vaccinations or
-Hepatitis B series of 3 vaccinations
and test for seropositivity,
-TDAP (Tetanus/Diptheria and Acellular Pertussis)-given
2005 or after
-Varicella (Chickenpox) series of 2 vaccinations or
-TB Test (Tuberculosis) negative 2-step test or positive
results from TB test
clear chest x-ray and Questionnaire.
validation of high school graduation, equivalent or a higher degree.
-High School foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a
evaluations service. Applicants may use the following services;
ACEI. A general report
is all that is required for proof of High School
completion. This official, sealed evaluation must accompany the
-College foreign transcripts must be
evaluated by a credentialing
evaluations service if any of the courses are being used to apply to the
nursing program. Applicants must obtain
a detailed report and submit an
official, sealed transcript evaluation
from the International Evaluations
IERF. Do not request that the evaluation be sent
to the nursing program; it must be included with your application packet.
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.
of the following: disabilities, eligibility for financial aid which would
include a copy of a BOGFW-B, Federal pell grant, Cal works;
EOPS student; Veteran status; letter from your employer of the number of
hours per week you must work.
higher level course work in foreign languages or a letter from your employer
on letterhead indicating you are fluent in a language other than
submit an official transcript from the ATI
of the TEAS 5.0 exam with a minimum score of 62% with no more than 2 attempts.
Students who fail to achieve a passing score on their first attempt
complete additional pre-nursing course work as directed by the nursing
department TEAS policy(See Remediation plan).
You must adhere to all Grossmont College Nursing Program policies when taking the TEAS and submitting a score. A TEAS
score of 62% or higher must be achieved and documentation must be submitted to
the Nursing Program with your application in order to be invited into any of
You may take the TEAS exam anywhere it is proctored. The TEAS exam may be
repeated after 5 years of the initial version 5.0 TEAS exam taken. This
will allow for an opportunity to achieve a higher score and receive a greater
amount of points towards the program application. Remediation must be
6. If accepted to the program, submit official transcripts of all college credits to the Admissions and
Records Office immediately.
7. Students applying to the ADN Program with an LVN license must submit a
copy of their current California LVN license with the application.
8. After acceptance to the Program the following requirements must be met by
the date indicated in your new student orientation packet:
a. Submit the following forms to the Nursing Office:
A satisfactory physical exam report documented on the Nursing Program
form obtained in the Nursing Program New Student Requirement Packet.
Essential Functions of the Nursing Student form acknowledging the
ability to perform the core skills outlined.
Current American Heart Association CPR card for Health Care
Providers. No other card will be accepted.
Evidence of malpractice insurance -information provided in the Nursing Program
New Student Requirement Packet.
Completed ADB background check and drug screen for hospital compliance-
information provided in the Nursing Program New Student Requirement Packet.
b. Complete all Grossmont College admission requirements as noted in the
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
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
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.
EFFECTIVE MARCH 01, 2009 all correspondence between the School of Nursing and
applicants on our waitlist will be conducted through email only. Applicants will
not receive letters through the postal service any longer. It is extremely
important that you maintain a valid email account with the Nursing Office. If
you have a Yahoo or Hotmail account, the Nursing Program may not be able to
successfully contact you with updated information or with an invitation to the
program. Please obtain an alternate email account when applying to the program.
There is a separate application for the Nursing Program from Grossmont College.
is available in a
Microsoft Word or PDF downloadable
format that can be
submitted with the required documents.
entire 7 page application
must be completed in its entirety with all requirements and appropriate
documentation submitted as a package in person. The Nursing Program will
not accept emailed or mailed applications, unless applying from out of state or
out of the San Diego County area.
Official transcripts of
prerequisite and the Nursing major "fixed set" course work
must be included in the application packet to the School of Nursing for your application to be complete.
If prerequisites were taken at a college not listed on the
Equivalency Grid, course descriptions
must be included in the packet for consideration.
Official transcripts of all previous college coursework must be sent to
Admissions and Records immediately upon accepting an invitation into the Nursing
When you are selected for a class, the Nursing Program will notify you at the most recent email
address you have submitted. Any changes in your contact information must be
submitted in writing at
Verbal changes are not accepted.