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 prepares 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. A special application for this major is required.
Applications to the Nursing Program will be accepted for both programs after prerequisite
requirements are met.
Nursing Program Fall 2019 Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Nursing Program Preview Sessions
Introduction to Health Professions
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.
Upcoming application periods and Information- see our Applying page
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A NEW APPLICATION AND CHECK-OFF LIST NOW UPLOADED TO THE
APPLICATION LINK. PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE THE MOST RECENT APPLICATION AND CHECK-OFF
LIST WHEN APPLYING. OLD APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED.
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.
After an application period has closed, it can take up to two months before any notifications
go out. All applicants will be notified one way or another.
*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
TEAS test update
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is used as part of the admissions process
by Nursing and Allied Health programs nationwide. On August 31, 2016 an updated ATI
TEAS will be released. Students taking the exam on or after August 31, 2016 will
need to purchase the 6th edition of the TEAS study manual.
The 6th edition of the TEAS exam is required to apply to the Grossmont College Nursing
Program beginning with the spring 2017 application period. We will accept the best
score out of your first two attempts, but the attempts must be a minimum of 30 days
Please see the TEAS Policy section for NEW updates.
Flu update (10/26/2018)
Following the fall 2018 semester, the Nursing Program will no longer be able to accept
a declination of the flu vaccine for any reason due to recent requirements enacted
by local clinical facilities. Students are required to be vaccinated yearly.
LVN to RN Transition Program
Licensed Vocational Nurses will now be considered for both the spring semester and
fall semesters, allowing them to apply at both application periods. If the minimum
number of qualified applications are not received during the application periods,
then there will be no offer of the LVN-RN Step-up Program. LVN's application scores
will then be calculated into the Generic programs. If you are within the top 40 applicants,
you will be invited to attend the full 2 year Generic ADN Program.
Background Check and Drug Screen
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 general information. http://www.rn.ca.gov/applicants/lic-faqs.shtml#disc.
On-campus RN to BSN program!
Get your BSN here at Grossmont College through Point Loma Nazarene University. Complete
the ADN program at Grossmont College and receive your RN license, then begin taking
classes through PLNU on our campus. For enrollment eligibility and complete information
or contact Lauren Lahn, PLNU RN-BSN Program Advisor at (619)201-4883 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
RN-BSN Application Deadlines
||April 23, 2018
||April 26, 2018
||May 07, 2018
||August 24, 2018
||September 04, 2018
Biology 120 prerequisite for the Grossmont College ADN Program
Effective fall semester 2014, Grossmont College will accept a one year high school
biology course with lab and a grade of "C" or higher, to fulfill the Biology 120 prerequisite needed for the
required science prerequisites for students majoring in nursing only.
If you are a local area high school student, you must submit high school transcripts
verifying successful completion with a "C" or higher of a biology course with a lab
to the prerequisite clearance specialist at College Catalog. Click on Nursing for specific instructions. When emailing the request for clearance,
attach an unofficial copy of your HS transcripts listing the course and grade. It
takes approximately 2 weeks for your request to be processed.
If you are a non-local area or out of state high school student, you must submit high
school transcripts verifying successful completion with a grade of "C" or higher of
a biology course with a lab, a copy of the course description and/or a letter from
the registrar or campus administrator verifying the biology course taken contains
a lab and meets the requirement for the prerequisite. Submit the above items to the
prerequisite clearance specialist at College Catalog. Click on Nursing for specific instructions. It takes approximately 2 weeks for your
request to be processed.
Please note that the required science courses are highly rigorous and multiple attempts are not allowed by
the Nursing Program. Should you need to complete a General Biology course to successfully
pass the Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology, it is strongly recommended that you
continue your education beyond high school biology and first complete Biology 120.
High School biology can be used to clear Biology 120 for Biology 140, 141, 144 and
152 for Grossmont College Nursing Majors only. Cuyamaca College nor other Grossmont College Health Professions programs will not
accept this method to clear their prerequisites. This option no longer applies if
the student changes their major.
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District does not discriminate on the basis
of race, religion, creed, color, nationality, gender, age, or handicap in admission
or access to, treatment of, or employment in, its programs and activities.