SBCC's school of nursing

School of Nursing

Become a Registered Nurse, Vocational Nurse or Certified Nursing Assistant

Welcome

SBCC's School of Nursing offers programs that rank among the top in the nation. Experienced faculty will give you hands-on experience to succeed. Find which program is right for you.

Our Programs

An SBCC nursing student.

Vocational Nursing Program

Become a Licensed Vocational Nurse

This three-semester program prepares students to function as licensed vocational nurses, who give care to patients in hospitals, homes, clinics and extended care centers. Learn how to apply here. This program is accredited by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Graduates receive the Santa Barbara City College Certificate of Completion and are eligible to apply to take the examination for licensure to practice as a licensed vocational nurse.

Two SBCC nursing students with a dummy.

Certified Nursing Assistant Program and Home Health Aid Program

Learn Basic Nursing Care

These programs prepare students to give basic nursing care and learn how to care for the elderly through classroom and clinical experience.  Learn how to apply here. This program meets the requirements for the California Certified Nursing Assistant and graduates are qualified to take the State Certification Exam.

Two Santa Barbara City College nursing students.

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

Become a Registered Nurse

This program prepares students to become competent entry-level professional registered nurses, lifelong learners and active community members. Learn how to apply. This program is approved by California State Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by Accredidation Commission for Education in Nursing. Graduates of this program are qualified to take the state board examination for licensure as registered nurses..

 

Degrees and Certificates

 

More Information

In addition to the policies and standards of Santa Barbara City College, Health Technologies programs have policies and requirements based on the professional standards and guidelines of their individual regulating state and national accrediting boards. These additional policies and requirements are described in the handbook for each individual program.  The Registered Nursing program is approved and accredited by:

California State Board of Registered Nursing (B.R.N.)
PO Box 944210 Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
Ph: 916-322-3350 web address: www.rn.ca.gov
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, N.E. Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Ph: 404-975-5000  web address: www.acenursing.org 

 Note: For information on other Health Technologies programs, refer to the SBCC Catalog sections on Allied Health, Health Information Technology & Cancer Management, Medical Coding Specialist, Medical Reimbursement Specialist and Radiographic/Imaging Science.

 

Contact Us

Health Technologies Office

Program Support: Lorraine Michalak
Room A-218
Email: michalak@sbcc.edu 
Phone number: (805) 965-0581 ext. 2366

Division: Health/Human Services

Director: Michelle Gottwald
Room A-218
(805) 965-0581 ext. 4761
Dean: Alan Price
Room A-218
(805) 965-0581 ext. 3044
Nursing Academic Counselor:  Kimberly Taylor
kgtaylor@sbcc.edu

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