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:
* 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|
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.
Starting September 1, 2016, the TEAS 5.0 will no longer be available through ATI and students must take the new version, ATI TEAS. We will be accepting both TEAS 5.0 and ATI TEAS through August 2017, but will be requiring all students to submit ATI TEAS results by September 1, 2017.
If you are currently waiting to get into the ADN program, you may submit ATI TEAS results to be considered in place of your current TEAS 5.0 score for higher points towards admission.
*Note: If you have any convictions on your background check in the last 7 years, you will not be eligible to start the program.Board of Registered Nursing