As of May 2020, and until further notice, applications to the Nursing Education Program (NEP) will not be accepted in Fall of 2020 due to COVID-19. Please continue to check the NEP website for updates regarding future application deadlines. This announcement overrides any dates on the NEP website or printed materials with specified application dates.
See the application information section (below) for updated information on finding locations offering TEAS Testing.
Nursing is a profession which provides health care to individuals of all ages. Nursing
encompasses many activities including health promotion, health maintenance, health
care during illness and injury and rehabilitation. Nurses apply knowledge from the
biological, physical, behavioral and nursing sciences to care for clients in varied
settings. The purpose of the San Diego City College Nursing program is to provide
an educational opportunity for qualified individuals interested in a career in nursing.
The San Diego City College Nursing Education Program is approved by the California
Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) & fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission
for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Questions or concerns regarding accreditation status
may be addressed to:
California Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. BOX 944210, Sacramento, CA 94244
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Contact the SDCC Nursing Education Department
At this time and until further notice, applications to the NEP will not be accepted in the fall of 2020. Coming soon, we will be providing a new application link. Please continue to check the NEP website for future application windows and information.
HOW TO FIND LOCATIONS FOR TEAS TESTING:
- Log on to ATITesting.com: Register for the TEAS (in the online store) and select the Nursing Program (ADN San Diego City College).
- You will be given a list of locations offering the TEAS. Choose a testing center to learn the status of when and how you will test.
- For questions call ATI at 800 667-7531.
- All students must request ATI send the results electronically to SDCC ADN Program.
SEE FAQs FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Clinical Practice Requirements
Students accepted into this program will be required to successfully complete clinically-based courses held in health care facilities.These facilities require immunizations, background checks, and urine drug screening as a condition of placement.
Refusal of immunizations, refusal to submit to a background check, and/or failure to meet clearance criteria established by the healthcare facility may prevent placement in the clinical setting, and thus affect progress in the program.
Health care facilities also require adherence to strict standards of conduct. Facilities may refuse educational access to any person who does not adhere to the facility's standards of safety, health, and ethical behavior. Failure to adhere to standards may be cause for dismissal from the program.
Program Goals/Student Learning Outcomes
- Graduates will demonstrate entry level mastery of knowledge and application of the nursing process to nursing practice.
- Graduates will demonstrate clinical decision making to ensure accurate and safe client care.
- Graduates will incorporate evidence based practice in the provision of competent, quality, patient centered care.
- The graduate will apply principles of therapeutic communication & collaboration with the health care team to the management of client care.
- The graduate will demonstrate professionalism and accountability within the ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks of professional nursing practice.
- The graduate will provide culturally competent care to a diverse client population.
Program Core Values
1. Patient Centered Care/ Quality Care
2. Safety/ Evidence Based Practice
3. Professionalism/ Accountability
4. Nursing Process
5. Communication/ Collaboration
Curriculum and course sequence progress from simple to complex knowledge and skills with emphasis on nursing process, caring, problem solving and critical thinking. The Nursing Program graduate is prepared as a clinician to think critically using the nursing process, safely perform nursing care, teach individuals, families, communities and members of the health care team, function as a client advocate, provide leadership, manage resources, delegate tasks, and supervise unlicensed personnel within the legal scope of practice of the Registered Nurse. The student who completes the Nursing Education program will meet the standards of competency delineated by the Board of Registered Nursing for the State of California.
Associate Of Science Degree In Nursing
The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing requires completion of the nursing courses. Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the SDCC catalog.
Career and Education Options
The Registered Nurse cares for clients of all ages and may be employed at the entry level in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, clinics, and home health and hospice agencies. Many careers in nursing require education beyond the associate degree, and graduates of the SDCC Nursing Education Program will generally meet all requirements for RN to BSN and graduate level nursing programs. The nursing program has partnered with many local institutions, including Point Loma Nazarene University's BSN program at San Diego City College. SEE FAQs FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Program Outcomes Data
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Policy #29 Advertising and Recruitment of Students requires that student achievement outcome data be publically accessible. The following student achievement data from the SD City College Nursing Program are as follows:
|GRADUATION YEAR||PASSED ON FIRST
|3-YEAR MEAN OF
Program Completion Rates
|GRADUATION YEAR||# STARTED||# COMPLETED||RATE|
Graduate Employment Rates
|GRADUATION YEAR||SIX-MONTH SURVEY RESPONDENTS /
# OF GRADUATES
RESPONDENTS EMPLOYED AS RN WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF GRADUATION