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
All prospective students must FIRST be admitted to a college within the San Diego Community College District (San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, or San Diego Miramar College). Admission to the Nursing Education Program is through an additional application process.
Nursing Workshops are scheduled once a month and are your best opportunity for information pertaining to the Nursing Education Program at SDCC. There are two informational workshops provided for students. For the correct workshop for your individual needs please see the descriptions below. For parking and other information email Susan Chandler at Schandle@sdccd.edu. The information packet should be printed and brought to the meeting as handouts are NOT provided.
NURSING INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP
Information Workshops provide general information related to the Nursing Education Program at San Diego City College. Students who are interested in the program but not ready to apply should attend. This workshop covers basic information including general education and degree requirements, the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), the multi-criteria system for admission, and transcript and evaluation requests. These workshops also introduce prospective students to the academic prerequisites and classes required for the major. Workshops are held in V 101 in the Career Technology Center (1081 16th Street, San Diego, at the corner of Broadway and 16th St). Access to the Career Technology Center parking garage is located on 17th Street.
The following dates and times are for the Informational Workshop only.
Workshops are held in V 101 on the following dates:
- Monday, March 20, 2017 1:00-3:00
- Monday, April 24, 2017 1:00-3:00
- Monday, May 15, 2017 1:00-3:00
Workshops begin on time, so plan accordingly. Nursing Information packets will not be provided at the workshop. Packets are available here.
If you have questions regarding the application, application submission process, point system and admission process and you are planning to apply between September 1 and November 1, please attend the APPLICATION WORKSHOP.
Students who have all pre-requisites complete and are ready to submit an application should attend this workshop. Instructions will be given on filling out the application accurately and preparing the documents and evidence necessary to submit a complete Nursing Program application. Workshops are held in V 101 in the Career Technology Center (1081 16th Street, San Diego, at the corner of Broadway and 16th St). Access to the Career Technology Center parking garage is located on 17th Street.
The next date for the APPLICATION WORKSHOP is:
Monday, May 15, 2017 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION is available on the nursing. Click here to go to the Admission Information page.
Prospective students are responsible for obtaining these materials in order to acquaint themselves with the admission policies and procedures.
Clinical Practice Requirement
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.