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Associate Degree Nursing Program

Stage view of Nursing Pinning Ceremony



**Attention: Prospective Nursing Students**
The Santa Monica College nursing program is in the process of making a major curriculum revision and is considering changing the admission criteria.  Effective immediately, the nursing program will not be accepting applications in October 2013, March 2014, and October 2014.  Currently, there are 312 students on the waitlist who meet the existing criteria for the program.  These students will be provided an opportunity for entry into the program before we implement any change to the admission criteria.  The nursing program admits 40 students in the fall and spring.


Santa Monica College offers an Associate Degree Nursing Program that prepares students to meet the standards of the California Board of Registered Nursing.  This program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Upon completion of the nursing program, graduates receive their Associate in Arts Degree - Nursing Major and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse.  Santa Monica College Nursing Majors are encouraged to follow a transfer curriculum course of study that will enable the student to transfer to BSN programs.

Nursing Program Information Sessions are provided throughout the semester.  For information on how to register yourself for a Nursing Information Session, please follow the instructions found on our Admissions and Preparations page. 

Accrediting Agencies

California Board of Registered Nursing

1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 150                           
Sacramento, CA  95834                           

Accrediting Commission for
Education In Nursing,Inc.

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia  30326

Contact Information

Health Sciences Department