About the Nursing Program

This program prepares students to meet the standards of the California Board of Registered Nursing. The program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Education in Nursing. Upon completion of the program, graduates receive an Associate in Science degree and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse. The program empowers and prepares caring nurses who recognize the inherent worth of each individual and group to promote health. healing and hope. Students are encouraged to transfer to BSN programs.

Nursing Program Information Nursing Program Information Sessions

Please review the Nursing Program Information slides/PDF for important topics covered and links to helpful resources for pre-nursing students.

Fall 2022 Nursing Program News (section added late Spring 2022):
  • Starting fall 2022, the SMC Nursing program will resume requiring science prerequisite courses (Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Microbiology) be completed with an on-ground lab. Science prerequisite courses completed fall 2022 or later are required to have an on-ground lab.
  • Nursing program prerequisites, major (with the exception of Nursing clinical courses), and Nursing graduation requirements must be completed with a letter grade of C or higher. P/NP or CR/NC evaluative symbols are not acceptable.
  • Save/keep your course syllabus for science prerequisite courses, especially for courses completed spring 2020 or later.

Nursing Program Data

Completion Rate, NCLEX Pass Rate, and Job Placement


Completion Rate

NCLEX Pass Rates

Job Placement


89.0 %

91.55 %

100.0 %


93.3 %

91.55 %

95.0 %



94.74 %

97 %

Public Notice Of Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit By The ACEN

Santa Monica College Nursing Program wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 in Room 329 of the Bundy Campus located at 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

3390 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 1400

Atlanta, GA 30326

Or email: mstoll@acenursing.org

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by September 13, 2022.