The educational objective of the Associate in Science Degree Nursing program is to prepare the student who, upon graduation and successful completion of the state licensure exam (NCLEX-RN), will be able to function as a Registered Nurse (RN) within the scope of nursing as defined by the State of California Nursing Practice Act.
The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) publishes the NCLEX-RN first-time pass rates. First-time pass rate reflects the percentage of graduates that pass the NCLEX-RN exam the first time.
(NOTE: The NCLEX-RN licensing examination requires an applicant have a high school diploma or its equivalent.)
Core Program Courses
Health & Safety Clinical Requirements
Mission & Philosophy
Students, at their expense, are required to have a physical examination and demonstrate proof of immunity prior to entering the Associate Degree Nursing program. Students must meet established physical criteria to participate in the clinical area and have a current Basic Life Support--Health Care Provider card (two-person rescue and infant resuscitation). Students must also comply with drug testing and background clearance requirements for clinical placements.
The Health Sciences program has found that the most reliable method of communication with persons on our Wait List or applicants to our program is through email. Therefore, if you are on our Wait List or expect to apply for one of our programs, please make sure that we have your current contact information -- especially email address -- by filling out our online Contact Information Change Form or by including legible contact information in your application. For questions before applying for a program, please call (530) 339-3600.
Contact Information Change Form
If you are currently on the Wait List wish to have your name withdrawn, please notify us by submitting the
Nursing Programs Wait List Withdrawal form.