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
Nursing Informational Workshops
February 24, 2021 at 12-1 PM (Pacific Time - PST)
March 24, 2021 at 12-1 PM (Pacific Time - PST)
April 28, 2021 at 12-1 PM (Pacific Time - PST)
May 26, 2021 at 12-1 PM (Pacific Time - PST)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you are unable to attend the workshops, please refer to the recordings below.
Nursing Application Workshop Recording:
Nursing Informational Workshop Recording:
Prior to applying, please refer to the SDCC Nursing Education Program TEAS Policy and the NURSING GENERAL INFORMATION PACKET.
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.
Note for all applicants:
The students who have been accepted to the Nursing Education Program (NEP), will begin the NEP in Spring 2022. However, the NEP will be offering NRSE 092 in Fall 2021. We highly recommend that all students who have been accepted to the NEP enroll in NRSE 092 because this course will prepare you for the NEP.
LVN Application Period:
The application period for LVN-RN Program will be from February 1, 2021 to February 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM.
A free application workshop will be held for students applying to ask questions or review their applications. This will be held on February 10, 2021 from 12-1 PM (PST) at:
Generic ADN Application Period:
The application period for the Generic ADN Program will be from April 5, 2021 to May 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM.
A free application workshop will be held for students applying to ask questions or review their applications. This will be held on April 14, 2021 from 12-1 PM (PST) at:
Applications are now closed for Spring 2022.
Minimum Requirements for Applying:
Complete prerequisites with a minimum grade of â€œCâ€ or better and a combined grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher is required to apply.*** Applications with less that a 2.5 or higher GPA in the combined 3 sciences are disqualified and not reviewed.
Biology 205, Microbiology, 5 semester units or equivalent.*
Biology 230, Human Anatomy, 4 semester units or equivalent.**
Biology 235, Human Physiology, 4 semester units or equivalent.*
Students are required to achieve a passing score of 62% or higher in each subscale on the TEAS test to be eligible to apply. The total score is used to calculate points on the application.
Acceptance into the program is determined through the use of the California Community College Chancellorâ€™s Office multi-criteria point system. The multi-criteria point system includes, but is not limited to, pre-requisite course GPA in three science classes, a FIXED SET GPA, TEAS score, degrees, CNA, health care work experience, life experiences and second language proficiency.
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