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 individuals 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 after prerequisite requirements are met.
Nursing Program Regular Office Hours
THE GROSSMONT COLLEGE NURSING DEPARTMENT OFFICES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS. WE DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO PHONES BUT WE WILL BE CHECKING OUR EMAILS DAILY. CONTINUE TO CHECK THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.
Q: I applied to the nursing program for Fall 2020. What should I expect?
A: Since we did not have access to our clinical sites because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we did not have any students graduating from the program in Spring 2020. As a result, we were not able to accept new students in Fall 2020. All received applications were considered for Spring 2021 cohort. By now, all the applicants have been contacted by emails provided in their applications, and the new cohort of students for Spring 2021 has been determined.
Q: When is the next application period?
A: The Grossmont College Nursing program plans on accepting applications for Fall 2021 between 2/1/21 and 3/1/21. However, changes at the clinical sites caused by the pandemic might affect the application period and process.
Q: Are there going to be any changes with the application process?
A: To minimize possible exposures and spread of COVID-19, the Grossmont College Nursing program made temporary revisions to the application process. Please refer to the Applying for the Nursing Program page for the updates.
Q: How will Pass/No Pass (P/NP) be handled?
A: Applicants should get grades for prerequisites, no P/NP will be accepted.
Q: How will Excused Withdrawals (EW) be handled?
A: If applicants had to EW because of COVID-19, the Grossmont College Nursing program will not count those courses as attempts and won't count them against applicants.
Q: Will online prerequisite labs be accepted for the Grossmont College Nursing program?
A: If applicants took classes with labs on-line during the COVID-19 pandemic (for now, in 2020 and Spring of 2021), the Grossmont College Nursing program will accept those courses and won’t count them against the applicants.
Nursing Program Previews provide an overview of the Nursing Program at Grossmont College. These sessions are now being conducted virtually. Please see the Nursing Program Preview Flyer for details, dates, and how to register.
If you are interested in attending an Introduction to Health Professions which provides an overview of all Health Professions Programs at Grossmont College, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when these sessions resume.
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.
Admission to the program is based upon the California State Chancellor's multi-criteria screening tool, Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS ) 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.
*Please note, 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.
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.
An LVN-RN Transition Program began in the summer of 1981 and graduated a class of 33 in 1982. Currently, the LVN-RN Transition Program may admit qualified applicants based upon space availability each Fall semester.
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RN-BSN Application Deadlines
|Summer 2020||April 11, 2020||May 11, 2020|
|Fall 2020||August 7, 2020||September 7, 2020|
|Spring 2021||December 18, 2020||January 18, 2021|
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