Registered Nursing Program

Associate Degree Nursing Program Mission Statement

The mission of the MiraCosta College Nursing Program is to educate a diverse population of qualified students to become safe, competent, and caring registered nurses who will provide care in a variety of settings throughout the community. The program also serves as a foundation for educational mobility, personal growth, and lifelong learning.

The Nursing Program directly aligns with the college mission by providing educational opportunities to a diverse population of students in a supportive, caring environment.

Associate Degree Nursing Program Outcomes

This is a full time, 4 semester (summers not included) program which meets during the day.  Days and times vary per semester.  Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensing Exam (NCLEX) for licensure as a registered nurse. Graduates may also transfer their units to any 4-year college or university if a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) is desired.

NCLEX pass rates can be found here.

Admission Requirements and Application

* New admission requirement - Applicants must apply to MiraCosta and receive a student ID number before submitting an application to the program.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

The following due dates apply:

Application Deadline Enrollment Notifications sent by
February 28th Fall Semester End of April
August 31st Spring Semester End of October

Eligibility Requirements

Once the five (5) pre-requisites are completed, you may submit your application with the required documentation to the Nursing Administration Bldg T420.

Notes: Starting fall 2012, NURS151 is no longer accepted as the prerequisite for BIO210 and/or BIO220. Physiology and Microbiology must be completed within 7 years and Anatomy within 10 years preceding the qualifying date of eligibility.

Note:  Sociology/Psychology and Communication/Speech must be completed to receive points in the “Fixed Set” GPA section.

Those students holding a bachelor's degree in another discipline from a U.S. nationally accredited institution may not be required to take any other general education requirements for the A.S. Registered Nursing degree.

Students who do not meet the G.P.A. or course repetition requirement should check with the Nursing Department for other options.

Denial of Licensure

For applicants who are notified that they have been accepted for enrollment in the program, there are additional requirements