Admission Information

Nursing Workshops

If you are interested in the Nursing Program at San Diego City College, attend a Nursing Workshop. The Nursing Student Success Advisor and the Nursing Counselor offer Nursing Workshops once a month to give you all the information you ever wanted to know about preparing for the nursing education program at San Diego City College.  

NURSING INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOPS: 

For complete and accurate information please be seated before 12:00 as workshops begin on time.  Workshops are held in V 101 (1081 16th St. in the Career Technology Center building [CTC] at the corner of Broadway and 16th St).
Students who are interested in the program but not ready to apply should attend the INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP. This workshop covers basic information including general education and degree requirements, the TEAS, the point system for admission, and transcript and evaluation requests. 

The following dates and times are for the INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP only.                             
Workshops are held in V 101 on the following dates:

  • Wednesday Feb 18th      1-3PM
  • Wednesday March 18th  12-2PM
  • Wednesday April 22nd     12-2PM
  • Wednesday May 13th      12-2PM

If you have questions regarding the application, application submission process, point system and admission process 
and you are planning to apply between September 1st and December 1, 2015 please attend the APPLICATION WORKSHOP.

APPLICATION WORKSHOPS:

For complete and accurate information please be seated by 2:00 PM.  Workshops are held in V101 (1081 16th  St. in the Career Technology Center building [CTC] at the corner of Broadway and 16th St).
Students who have all of their pre-requisites complete and are ready to submit their application should attend this workshop.  Instructions will be given on filling out the application accurately and preparing the documents necessary to submit a complete nursing application.  The following dates are for the APPLICATION WORKSHOP only.

Workshops are held in V 101 on the following dates:

  • Wednesday March 18th  2-3PM
  • Wednesday May 13th     2-3PM

THE NURSING ADMISSION PROCESS

Admission to the program includes the use of a multi-criteria screening tool including, but not limited to, pre-requisite course GPA, a “fixed set” GPA (see attached Equivalency Grid), TEAS score, degrees, work experience, life experiences and second language proficiency. (See attached grid) for the multi-criteria and NEW point values for admission screening purposes.  As of August 12, 2013, the point values for the Multi-criteria Nursing Admission Screening have changed.  Please review the attached grid for minor changes. 

BASIC ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

FOR FALL 2016 ADMISSION:  Applications will be accepted from 9/1/2015 to 12/1/2015 ONLY

1. Completion of Immunizations (see attached Immunization form).  Please print form and take form with you to be completed by physician.

2. Completion of the TEAS V with a score of 62% or more (only the TEAS V will be accepted).
     The TEAS test can be taken at any school that offers it.  If you would like to take the test at San Diego City College,
     you will need to contact the Nursing Dept. at 619-388-3441.
     PLEASE NOTE:  Only official TEAS V results, sent by ATI, will be accepted.  MUST submit ALL TEAS results

3. Completion of the following PREREQUISITES with a minimum grade of “C” or better and a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher is required.

a. # Biology 230, Human Anatomy: with lab 4 semester units or equivalent.

b. * Biology 235, Human Physiology: with lab 4 semester units or equivalent.

c. * Biology 205, Microbiology: with lab 5 semester units or equivalent.

*Must be completed within a seven-year period preceding qualifying date of eligibility.
# Must be completed within a ten-year period preceding qualifying date of eligibility.
Only one (1) repeat of one (1) science prerequisite course is allowed.
While we do not recommend taking ALL science prerequisites, particularly Anatomy, online with online labs, the PREREQUISITE COURSE EQUIVALENCY POLICY follows: 
San Diego City College Nursing Education Program will accept as equivalent any prerequisite course (including online science courses and labs) taken at a regionally accredited college or university (ACCJC) with equivalent units and content.  When there is a question about equivalent content, the San Diego City College department associated with the course (eg: Biology for Science prerequisites) will make the final decision.   

Qualifying date of eligibility refers to the date of filing completed application materials, including official transcripts, with the Nursing Admission's Office. IF you take the 3 prerequisite biology classes at SDCCD, you will be required to complete Biology 107 and Chemistry 100 and 100L as prerequisites to BIOL 205, 230 and 235.

All students, having met the basic entrance requirements are eligible for admission. The Nursing program accepts a class of 50-60 first year students each fall semester for the ADN program and 8-12 students for the LVN-RN/ LVN 30 unit option program.

If accepted to the nursing program, students will be encouraged to enroll in and pass the Nursing Student Success course, NE 265.
If accepted to the nursing program, students will be required to complete immunizations prior to start date.

You can contact the Nursing Department Office by emailing Susan Chandler at schandle@sdccd.edu.

 

last updated: 02/19/2015