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.
A 2.5 overall grade point average for the prerequisite courses - Human Anatomy, Human
Physiology, and Microbiology (at least 4 semester units of each) with a grade of ‘C’
or better for each course and no more than one repetition/withdrawal in any of these
courses. You may repeat one of these courses.
College level English, minimum of three (3) semester units with a grade of ‘C’ or
Completion of Nursing 19 at SMC with a grade of ‘C’ or better or pass challenge exams.
A 2.5 cumulative grade point average for all college coursework taken.
Good academic and in-progress student status.
Must take & achieve the required score on a California Chancellor’s Office approved
Meet the minimum physical qualifications & essential functions of Nursing Students.
Must have a negative criminal background check.
Must have valid CA LVN license and one year’s experience in direct patient care within
the past two years.
Must have a computer with minimum computer technical requirements (word processing,
email & internet navigation).
Admissions Requirements Subject to Change See the Nursing Program Website for the
most up-to-date information.
Complete the Information Session and email a completed interest form and unofficial
transcripts from all colleges attended to Attention: Heath Sciences Counselors firstname.lastname@example.org for a preliminary evaluation.
Complete Admissions assessment test.
A Health Sciences counselor will arrange a counseling appointment.
Enrollment and completion of Nursing 19 at SMC with a minimum grade of “C”.
Program application to be completed with a Health Sciences counselor after successful
completion of all required prerequisites.
Request official college transcripts from ALL colleges attended, including high school
or GED equivalence, to be sent directly to: SMC Admissions 1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, C.A. 90405
Attend the mandatory orientation.
Accepted applicants will receive an acceptance letter for Fall or Spring.
Applicants are responsible for notifying the Health Sciences Department of any changes
that may affect their eligibility status. This includes official transcripts, change
of address, phone, email address, and any documentation that is essential for determination
of readiness to begin the nursing program. Inactive files are destroyed after four
Students with foreign college course work completed may require additional transcript
evaluation. Please check with a nursing counselor.
Students should be prepared to spend approximately $2000-$3000 for the entire Nursing
Must be eligible to work in the U.S
Additional documentation and materials required upon provisional acceptance to the
Prerequisites: Nursing 5/5L, Nursing 6/6L and Nursing 7/7L Nursing 8: Adult Nursing Concepts III (2.5) Nursing 8L: Adult Nursing Concepts Lab III (2.5)
Prerequisites: All other course work in approved nursing curriculum Nursing 9: Nursing Leadership Concepts (1.5) Nursing 9L: Nursing Leadership Concepts Lab (2)
Program Learning Outcomes: Students who complete the Nursing program will use theoretical
concepts of leadership and management to administer and design plans of care that
integrate knowledge and skills pertinent to the role of manager of care of a group
of patients and members of the health care team. Graduates will also utilize delegation,
priority-setting skills, and knowledge of legal-ethical issues and health care delivery
systems to design and coordinate a plan of nursing care for a group of patients.
NOTE: The 30 unit option program is a two semester program designed to prepare students
for employment as a Registered Nurse in California only with full practice rights
a registered nurse after passing the NCLEX. An LVN who selects this option should
be aware that they may not change their status as a 30-unit option RN with the California
Board of Registered Nursing at any time after being granted a RN licensure. Individuals
who become licensed as Registered Nurses using this option may not be eligible for
licensure in states outside of California, and may have difficulty applying to a college/university
for an advanced degree. The program is approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing. If more information is needed regarding the Non Graduate 30 unit option,
contact the Associate Dean of Health Science for further details.
All prerequisites to the Nursing Program must be completed prior to application and
posted on transcript.
Prerequisite Requirements (18 units)
ENGL 1, Reading and Composition 1 (3) ANATMY 1, General Human Anatomy (4) PHYS 3, Human Physiology (4) MCRBIO 1, Fundamentals of Microbiology (5)
Health Sciences, Santa Monica College 1900 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405 Phone: 310-434-3453 Fax: 310-434-3469 Email: email@example.com
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
California Board of Registered Nursing 1747 N. Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834 916-322-3350—Fax 916-574-8637 www.rn.ca.gov Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000 – Fax 404-975-5020 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.acenursing.org
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,