Procedures for applying to the Nursing program and application packets are available in the Health Sciences and Human Services division office and on the division website. Prospective nursing students are encouraged to attend an RN Information Session. (See the Nursing website).
In order to apply, a student must complete BIO 11 * (Anatomy), BIO 12 * (Physiology). BIO 15 * (Microbiology), and ENG 1A * (Principles of Composition 1) or their equivalents with a grade of “C” or better. BIO 12 * (Physiology) must have been completed within the past seven years.
Note: Students will be admitted based on the total number of points they receive on the admission criteria. See the Nursing website for details about the point distribution. The admission criteria includes: previous academic degrees, work experience/certificates, GPA in the science prrequisites, completion of relevant course work towards the ADN degree, life experience, proficiency/course work in a second language, ATI-TEAS testing scores.
Applications will be taken each semester for approximately a two week period at the end of June (for Spring admission) and a two week period at the end of February (for Fall admission).
Students qualified for application will be ranked according to their total points achieved on all of the admission criteria. Those with the highest scores will be admitted.
The Nursing Program at Saddleback College is an impacted program, therefore students who hold F-1 (student visas) will not be considered for admission to the Nursing Program.
Students may use the following resources to obtain information or to seek clarification regarding nursing issues:
California Board of Registered Nursing
P. O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244
Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326