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Application Requirements

The application process has changed from a wait list to a multi criteria selection process.  The multi criteria points distribution worksheet is found from the list to the left.  Note that the most recent worksheet has some changes from the previous version.  Each cohort will be filled with a combination of students from the preceding application period and the existing wait list until the existing wait list is exhausted.  No new students will be added to the wait list.  

The application period for Fall entry is: January 15-February 15.

The application period for Spring entry is: June 15-July 15.

LVN to ADN applicants: Applications will be accepted during the application period for Fall entry only.

Students who are not selected for admission will have the opportunity to reapply.   To reapply, submit a new ADN program application and a "Intent to Remain in Selection Pool" form during an application period.  Applications will remain on file for two years from the date that the initial application was received.  If a student is not selected for admission during that time, a new application and supporting documents must be submitted.

 I.  Program Prerequisites

Each of the following must be a college course completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Courses taken pass/no pass will be calculated as a “C”. 

  1. Intermediate Algebra: at SBCC Math 107 or 111 or assessment into Math 117 or higher 

  2. English Composition and Reading: at SBCC English 110

  3. Anatomy with lab: (at SBCC BMS 107) must at least 4 semester or 5 quarter units 

  4. Physiology with lab: (at SBCC BMS 108) must be at least 4 semester or 5 quarter units 

  5. Microbiology with lab: (at SBCC BMS 127 or BMS 157) must be at least 4 semester or 5 quarter units 

  6. Overall GPA of 2.0 in all college coursework (this meets graduation requirements) 

All Prerequisites must be completed and the grades included on transcripts at the time of application.

NEW! The TEAS test results must have been submitted to the Health Technologies Office PRIOR to application submission.  If the TEAS test is taken at SBCC, results are available to us on the day of testing.

Nursing Academic Counselor  

Kimberly Taylor

(805) 965-0581 ext 3734 


II.  How to Apply

How To Apply information sheet


Program Application 

Application checklist 

Supporting Documentation Form, if applicable  


Application Statistics

To view the points distribution from a particular application period, click on the link below 

Fall 2016 application selection

Spring 2017 application selection 

III. Special Application Circumstances

  1. LVNs:  LVNs who have met all prerequisites and who have a current LVN license may apply to the LVN to ADN bridge program during an application acceptance period, and will be selected using the multi-criteria selection process.  LVNs may pursue one of two program options to qualify for RN licensure.  Specific information regarding these options and their different program requirements is available on this webpage:  LVN to ADNs are admitted to the program once per year.

  2. International Nurses:  Nurses from countries other than the United States may be admitted, on a space available basis.  To apply, the applicant must submit the ADN program application and a letter from the California Board of Registered Nurses.

  3. Re-entry students:  Re-entry students must re-apply to the ADN program and will be admitted on a space-available basis.  If they have been out of the program longer than two years, they must meet current program prerequisites.

  4. Transfer Nursing Students:  May submit an application at any time. Students previously enrolled in a state-accredited registered nursing program within the past year and in good standing (no failed courses), may transfer into the SBCC ADN Program on a space available basis.  Transfer students must meet all SBCC ADN Program application and entrance requirements. Transfer students are required to provide a letter from the previous nursing program(s) verifying performance and placement in theoretical and clinical levels, in addition to official transcripts and course descriptions of the nursing courses taken from the catalog year that they were completed.


 IV.  Graduation Requirements

It is highly recommended that you have completed all of the General Education courses required for the Associate Degree in Nursing prior to starting the program.  The list of courses are found on this webpage:  (scroll to page two).  For the corresponding list of G.E. requirements, click on this link: 













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