Yoona Kim

Yoona Kim

Yoona Kim, who is studying Pre-Nursing/General Science, has recently returned to SMC for on-ground courses.

Transfer Preparation

Many colleges and universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university need to know which courses completed at Santa Monica College will be accepted at the specific college/university. Please consult a Counselor. SMC has transfer articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as many private and out-of-state institutions.

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Degrees and Certificates

Associate in Science Degree - Nursing (Registered Nurse)

68 units

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, Inc. 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. Students are encouraged to transfer to BSN programs. In order to pursue this LVN to ADN Career Ladder Program, a student must have a valid CA LVN license, and one year experience in direct patient care within the past two years.

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Pathways to the BSN

Below are different pathways to obtaining a BSN (Bachelors of Nursing) degree. After reviewing this information, we recommend you meet with a counselor to review and create an educational plan. You can become an RN (Registered Nurse) with an ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) or a BSN.

Pathway 1: BSN programs for students not completing an ADN and planning to transfer directly from SMC (without completing the SMC ADN program).

This pathway is for SMC students who want to complete transfer general education and major requirements at SMC and transfer to a CSU, UC or private college or university without completing the ADN program at SMC. Here are some helpful links for this pathway:

Pathway 2: BSN programs for students currently in the SMC Nursing ADN program

This pathway is for students currently in the SMC nursing ADN program. These are dual enrollment programs that allow students currently in a nursing program to begin their BSN coursework typically during the winters and summers as the SMC nursing program does not require enrollment during those terms.

Pathway 3: BSN programs for students who already earned an ADN

This pathway is for students that have already completed an ADN program and would like to earn their BSN. These are often referred to as “RN to BSN” programs.

Pathway 4: BSN programs for students who already earned a Bachelor’s degree

These are often referred to as accelerated BSN programs and are designed for students who already have a Bachelors degree in any field (other than nursing).

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