Applying to the Grossmont College Nursing Program

 

 

Application Link

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR SPRING 2023

The application link above closes on July 31, 2022 at 11:59pm

Applications will be submitted electronically. Former versions of paper applications are no longer being used.

 

 

Application Information

 

The Grossmont College Nursing Program admits a cohort of students every fall and spring semester. Applications will be submitted online. Admission to the program is based upon the California State Chancellor's multi-criteria tool. Applicants are awarded points based on this criteria and the top applicants with the highest number of points receive invitations into the program. See the Criteria for Admission Grid for point values for admission screening purposes. No waitlist is maintained. Re-application is permitted.

 

Visit the FAQ page for frequently asked questions related to nursing program applications. 


 

Requirements needed to apply:

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Student ID

All applicants must have a Grossmont College student ID to submit their application. Apply now for free to obtain a student ID for the first time. It may take 24-48 hours for you to receive your student ID number. This is a two-step process:

  1. Create a CCCMyPath account
  2. Complete the 'New Application' on CCCApply
Science Prerequisite Courses 

Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 140, 141, & 141L,  -OR-  BIO 144 & 145)

Microbiology (BIO152)

 

Must satisfy the following:

  • Must be the course number listed above, or the equivalent course if taken at another college
  • Combined non-weighted GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • No grade less than a 'C'
  • At least 13 units combined
  • Each science course must have a lab component 
  • Taken at a regionally accredited institution
  • Physiology & Microbiology within 7 years, and Anatomy within 10 years of applying. If at least one course falls within the recency requirement, all sciences will be considered current
  • No more than one repeated course within the prerequisite sciences
  • Pass/No Pass or Credit/No Credit will not be accepted. Applicants must get grades for prerequisites. 
  • Courses must be fully completed before submitting an application to the Nursing program
  • If applicants had to get an Excused Withdrawal (EW) due to COVID-19, the Grossmont College Nursing Program will not count those courses as attempts.
  • Biology 120 is a prerequisite for the science courses listed above. The Biology 120 requirement can be satisfied with one year of high school biology by visiting the BIO 120 Clearance Information page.
  • Science GPA is non-weighted and does not consider +/- grades. A sample GPA calculation is below. 
Grade Grade Points App Points
A-  = A 4  
B-  = B 3  
B   = B 3  
Total Points =10  
10 points / 3 courses = 3.33 GPA = 20 points

 

See the Criteria for Admission Grid (point system) for more information on the number of points awarded for your GPA. 

 

The applicant's prerequisite course information and grades will be submitted by filling out the Prerequisite Course Submission Form that will be provided within the online application. 

 

To schedule an appointment with a counselor, use the Counseling Center booking site, or use the Email a Counselor feature.

'Fixed Set' General Education Prerequisite Courses

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 120 or 122)

 

Must satisfy the following:

  • Must be the course number listed above, or the equivalent course if taken at another college
  • No grade less than C
  • Pass/No Pass or Credit/No Credit will not be accepted. Applicants must get grades for prerequisites. 
  • Must be fully completed before submitting an application to the Nursing program
  • If applicants had to get an Excused Withdrawal (EW) due to COVID-19, the Grossmont College Nursing Program will not count those courses as attempts
  • 'Fixed Set' GPA is non-weighted and does not consider +/- grades. A sample GPA calculation is below. 
Grade Grade Points App Points
A-    = A 4  
B-    = B 3  
B     = B 3  
A      = A 4  
C+   = C 2  
Total Points = 16  
16 points / 5 courses = 3.2 GPA = 11 points

 

See the Criteria for Admission Grid (point system) for more information on the number of points awarded for your GPA. 

 

The applicant's prerequisite course information and grades will be submitted by filling out the Prerequisite Course Submission Form that will be provided within the online application. 

 

To schedule an appointment with a counselor, use the Counseling Center booking site, or use the Email a Counselor feature.

Test of Essential Academic Skills
  • Successfully complete the TEAS exam and submit your results with a minimum score of 62%
  • Grossmont Nursing will accept both the TEAS 6 and TEAS 7 versions through the summer 2022 application period. Starting in January 2023, only the TEAS 7 will be accepted. Applicants are awarded points based on their passing TEAS score.
  • All attempts within the current version must be included in the application. The best score from your first two attempts (within the same version) will be used as long as the attempts are a minimum of 30 days apart.
  • If an applicant scored below a 62% on their first attempt, they will need to complete the remediation requirement that is outlined on the TEAS Testing page before taking the second attempt.
  • Remote test-taking will be accepted only if the test was taken between March 2020 and June 2022. 
  • Visit www.atitesting.com for further information and to register for the TEAS test.
Additional Documents if Applicable

Applicants may earn additional points on their application by providing applicable documents below. See the Criteria for Admission Grid for details on how points are awarded.

 

Healthcare Certification

  • LVN license information, OR
  • Official government document indicating past or present United States Navy Corpsman status, OR
  • Copy of an Allied Health certificate (including but not limited to Certified Nursing Assistant, Dental Assistant, Dietician, Emergency Medical Technician, Home Health Aide, Massage Therapist, Medical Assistant, Optometric Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Speech-Language Therapist, Surgical Technologist.)

Relevant Work or Volunteer Experience

 Submit one of the following to show proof of health care related work experience         within the past 3 years:

  • Work/Volunteer Certification Form (TOP SECTION ONLY) signed by an employer, OR
  • Letter from employer on company letterhead verifying experience and dates of employment

  OR

 

  Submit the following to show proof of 100 hours of volunteer experience:

Held a Job While Completing Required Prerequisite Courses

Proficiency in a Language Other than English

  This can be shown in one of the following ways. 

 

  If advanced level language coursework was taken:

  • Language Certification Form (TOP SECTION ONLY), AND
  • Unofficial transcripts showing three semesters of a language other than English. The courses must be equivalent to Grossmont College's 220 level, or 3 semesters.

  If verified by your employer:

  • Language Certification Form (BOTTOM SECTION ONLY), OR
  • A letter from your employer on company letterhead stating that they have directly observed your language skills and are qualified to determine that you are bilingual.

  If verified through a fluency test:

  • Fluency test results.

Military Service

  • Veteran status or veteran's spouse: DD214, OR
  • Active Duty status or military spouse: Answer 'yes' to active duty status question within the online application and provide proof upon acceptance into the program. 

Refugee

  • Official government document demonstrating refugee status

Disability

 

Grossmont Nursing promotes equity in our admission practices but does not require applicants to disclose their specific disability

  • Disability Certification Form signed by a healthcare provider, OR
  • Other documentation of a disability with sensitive diagnosis information removed. 

Low Income

  • Documentation of eligibility for one of the following: Financial Aid, Cal Works, BOGFW-B (California Promise Grant Method B), Federal Pell Grant or EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services).
  • Please do not submit pay stubs or W-2s

 

Acceptance:

 

Acceptance letters will be sent within three months of the close of the application period. If you are invited into the program, 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. 

 

Applicants who receive an invitation into the program will then be instructed to submit the following. 


 

 

Important Information:

 

Convictions & Felonies: 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. Please visit the California Board of Registered Nursing website for general information.

 

Social Security Number: A social security number is not required to submit an application, but will be required upon acceptance into the program. This is a requirement to be licensed by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

 

Previous Nursing Coursework

We do not accept applications from those who have been unsuccessful in-another nursing program. You must be in good standing with program in which you left with no indication of a failing grade in any nursing course.

 

Licensed Vocational Nurses: LVNs are eligible to apply during the application period for Fall entry to the 2-year ADN Program as an LVN to complete the requirements for RN licensure based on an individualized evaluation of the applicant. All requirements to apply to this program are the same as for the 2-year ADN Program, with the addition of a current LVN license and transcripts for previous LVN coursework. A current license must be submitted with the application. Also, applicants, if eligible, have the opportunity to be considered for the 2-year ADN Program in Fall and Spring.

 

Counseling

For information about General Education requirements or to develop an educational plan, contact the Grossmont College Counseling Department at: 619-644-7208 for an appointment with a Counselor or to find out more about walk-in services.

 

Financial Aid  

If you are invited into the program and are requesting financial aid for the fall or spring cohort, please be sure to apply for Financial Aid during the months of January or February so that aid is available in time for the program start.