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
Nursing Workshop dates for Fall 2021 are currently pending. Please check back later for more information. For a virtual recording of previous workshops - refer down below.
Nursing Application Workshop:
Refer to the recording for an in-depth overview of the program's application process: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/rec/share/xL0MCovv2YawArEpDTYgsXpYJo4SQ_LJ20H7HgVHuJ9BVeAKuErFmlHzGYhtVjzp.vipqnL42ehVoWNHj
Nursing Informational Workshop
Refer to the recording for an overview of the Nursing Education program, policies, and procedures: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/rec/share/LaiaMoi4moEfX0CYwjx0_vTz7JT3L2FcM5LyrQMpVQQRHQkiEan-80tfJY4HA4ag.tsk-BCdDJm3V03bV
If you have specific questions regarding transcripts, enrollment, etc. The San Diego City College Counseling Department is available to help with all general needs.
15-minute quick Drop in Counseling:
1-hour appointments for continuing students:
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then click where it says, â€œOnline appointment.â€
If you are having trouble scheduling an appointment through eSARS, please email the front team at CityCounseling@sdccd.edu to have the appointment scheduled manually.
No access to smart devices or computer? If you do not have access to a smart device please let us know. Contact our new Google number to reach the counseling front desk staff. 1-(619) 894-6118.
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 Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Apply concepts and skills to successfully pass the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
- Make clinical judgements and management decisions to ensure accurate and safe client care.
- Practice within the ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks of the professional nursing practice.
- Use standards of nursing practice to perform and evaluate client care in entry-level practice.
- Participate in life-long learning.
Student Learning Outcomes
The following student learning outcomes have been identified as a requirement for students completing the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) Generic-RN/LVN to RN Curriculum. The graduate will:
- Communication Skills
- Utilize appropriate communication styles and basic leadership skills in patient care management.
- Use therapeutic communication techniques to establish a therapeutic environment.
- Communicate relevant, accurate and complete information in a concise and clear manner.
- Critical Thinking
- Utilize nursing process to develop and implement an individualized plan of care for assigned patients.
- Make clinical judgments and management decisions to ensure accurate and safe care.
- Use evidenced based data to support clinical decision making.
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 publicly 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