Registered Nursing Program

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 to the Spring 2017 ADN class will be selected by the newly revised point system:

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.

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.

Note:  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