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 PDF

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

Fall 2022 Nursing Program News:
  • 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.
  • 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


93.3 %

91.55 %

95.0 %


87.9 %

94.74 %

97.0 %


61.3 %

90.0 %

100 %