Advance Placement Program

Changing Lives Through Excellence in Education

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 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Upon completion of the nursing program, graduates receive their Associate in Science Degree – Nursing Major and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse.

Associate Degree in Nursing Major Curriculum


Contact Information

Health Sciences, Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: 310-434-3453
Fax: 310-434-3469

SMC Program Staff

Michelle Aragon - Administrative Assistant
Robyn Rouzan - Administrative Assistant
Ana Montes de Vegas - Counselor
Valencia Rayford - Counselor
Stephanie Yee - Counselor
Dr. Eric J. Williams - Interim Associate Dean Health Sciences

Accrediting/Approval Agencies

California Board of Registered Nursing
1747 N. Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834
916-322-3350—Fax 916-574-8637
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000 – Fax 404-975-5020

SMC Board of Trustees

Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery, Superintendent/President;
Dr. Louise Jaffe, Chair;
Barry Snell, Vice-Chair;
Dr. Susan Aminoff; Dr. Nancy Greenstein;
Dr. Margaret Quiñones-Perez;
Rob Rader; Dr. Sion Roy;
Ali Shirvani, Student Trustee

This project was funded by a grant awarded under the President’s community-based job training grants, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. Grant number CB-15173-06-60.

This is an equal opportunity program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

This program provides veterans’ priority services under the jobs for veterans act.

Enrollment in the Nursing Program is open to persons regardless of sex, age, marital status, disability, ethnic group, religion or national origin.

Persons who have been convicted of a felony may not qualify for licensure to practice nursing in California. For further details, students must contact the Assistant Dean, Health Sciences.