The educational objective of the Associate in Science Degree Nursing (ADN) 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.

Program Mission Statement & Philosophy

The Shasta College Associate Degree Nursing Faculty, in partnership with the students and the community, incorporate our core values of caring, mentorship, integrity, collaboration, role-modeling, advocacy, and inquiry in the education of healthcare team members, who are committed to believing, upholding, and acting upon these values to provide nursing care to families, communities and diverse populations. 

​We believe in the synergistic interaction of these core values:

  • Caring is the act of being nurturing, sensitive, and respectful of all peoples.
  • Mentorship is the act of facilitating assimilation into the field of healthcare.
  • Integrity is the act of being responsible and accountable.
  • Collaboration is the act of creating interdisciplinary partnerships.
  • Role-modeling is the act of demonstrating professional behaviors.
  • Advocacy is the act of intervening on behalf of others.
  • Inquiry is the act of questioning and seeking new knowledge.​

​ADN Program Information & Resources

Follow the links below for more information on the following:

​For questions before applying for a program, please contact the Health Sciences Division Office.

Health Sciences Division:

1400 Market Street, Suite 8204

Redding, CA 96001

(530) 339-3600 or (530) 339-3662

Maintaining Contact with Health Sciences 

We here in the Health Sciences programs have found that the most reliable method of communication with applicants to our programs is through email. Therefore, if you have applied to any 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.