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)

74 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, IV Certification and one year experience in direct patient care within the past two years.

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Job Title Typical Education Median Wage
Medical and Health Services Managers Bachelor Degree $106,446
Informatics Nurse Specialists Bachelor Degree $90,965
Registered Nurses Associate Degree $95,573
Acute Care Nurses Associate Degree $95,573
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses Master's or Professional Degree $95,573
Critical Care Nurses Associate Degree $95,573
Clinical Nurse Specialists Master's or Professional Degree $95,573
Nurse Anesthetists Master's or Professional Degree $189,624
Nurse Midwives Master's or Professional Degree $132,823
Nurse Practitioners Master's or Professional Degree $125,075