IMPORTANT CHANGES TO NURSING ADMISSION PROCESS
On January 1st, 2010, due to changes in legislation, admission criteria for the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) program changed.
Admission to the program includes the use of a multi-criteria screening tool including, but not limited to, pre-requisite course GPA, a “fixed set” GPA (see attached grid), TEAS scores, degrees, work experience, life experiences, and second language proficiency. See attached grid for the new multi-criteria and point values for admission screening purposes.
The waitlists for the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing program (ADN) and the Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse (LVN to RN) step-up program (ADN) are CLOSED.
FOR THOSE CANDIDATES ON A WAITLIST PRIOR TO JANUARY 6th, 2010:
- Beginning in 2011 the Multi-Criteria Admission Process will be utilized for 50% of the admissions the LVN to RN Step up program. The other 50% will be admitted from the waitlist. This process will continue until everyone on the waitlist has had an invitation for admission, however, no additions to the waitlist will be made. NO EXCEPTIONS
- Fifty percent of the candidates for the Fall 2011 Generic ADN program will be notified of admission according to numerical placement on the current waitlist. The other 50% admitted for Fall 2011, will be admitted utilizing the Multi-Criteria Admission process. This process will continue to the end of the waitlist, however, no additions to the waitlist will be made. NO EXCEPTIONS
- Candidates on the waitlist may wish to submit an application for the Multi-Criteria Admission process. This is acceptable and the name will not be removed from the waitlist unless selected for admission.
- Candidates on the waitlist who are offered admission and choose not to attend the Nursing program at San Diego City College will be removed from the waitlist and must reapply if they later decide they want to attend. NO EXCEPTIONS
- Candidates who have been on the waitlist but have not passed the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) when their numerical position comes up for admission to the Nursing program, will be removed from the waitlist and must reapply after passing the TEAS. NO EXCEPTIONS
- Beginning September 1st, 2010, applications for admission for Fall 2011 will be accepted until December 1st, 2010. The application must be complete and submitted in person. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Applications for the LVN to RN step up program will also be accepted during the 9/1/2010 – 12/1/2010 application period only.
APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FROM SEPTEMBER 1ST TO DECEMBER 1ST
*Must be completed within a seven-year period preceding qualifying date of eligibility.
1. Completion of the TEAS test with a score of 67% or more. The TEAS test can be taken at any school that offers it. If you would like to take the test at San Diego City College, then you will need to contact the Nursing Dept. 619-388-3822 or email Ruby White email@example.com
2. An official high school transcript or official GED transcript if no college degree was earned.
3. Completion of the following PREREQUISITES with a minimum grade of “C” or better and a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher is required.
a. # Biology 230, Human Anatomy:with lab 4 semester units or equivalent.
b. * Biology 235, Human Physiology:with lab 4 semester units or equivalent.
c. * Biology 205, Microbiology:with lab 5 semester units or equivalent.
# Must be completed within a ten –year period preceding qualifying date of eligibility.
Qualifying date of eligibility refers to the date of filing completed application materials, including official transcripts, with the Nursing Admission's Office. IF, you plan on taking the 3 prerequisite biology classes at SDCCD then you will be required to complete Biology 107 and Chemistry 100 and100L before you are allowed to take these classes.
All students having met the basic entrance requirements are eligible for admission. The Nursing program accepts a class of 50-60 first year students each fall semester for the ADN program and 8-12 students for the LVN-RN/ LVN 30 unit option program.
NO MORE WAITLIST!!!!!
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SUBMITTING APPLICATION TO THE NURSING PROGRAM :
1. Submit an application to SDCCD via online or in the admissions office.
2. Submit ALL your official college transcripts to the transcript office by mail or in person to:
(No transcript is required for classes taken at the San Diego Community College District).
Attn: Transcript Office Rm. 100
3375 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA. 92108
3. Request an evaluation by the evaluations office (619-388-3466). When you are notified that your transcripts have been evaluated (the evaluation could take up to 6 weeks), make an appointment with a college counselor for the results of your evaluation (firstname.lastname@example.org)
4. Submit Nursing Application and all supporting documentation, to Robyn Kabonaizi, in the admissions office between September 1, 2010 and December 1, 2010. No applications will be accepted after December 1st. Applications MUST be complete at the time of submission, or will not be considered for admission. No further paperwork will be accepted once applications are submitted. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Documents to be submitted with application must include, but are not limited to: TEAS result and an official high school transcript or official GED transcript if no college degree was earned.
5. Submit all required documents by mail or in person to:
LVN – RN Advanced Placement students must submit a copy (back and front) of a current and active California Vocational Nursing License with their application materials.
San Diego City College
Nursing Admissions A-112
1313 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA. 92101
SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE Nursing Education
Program TEAS POLICY:
The San Diego City College Nursing Education program has instituted a
policy to assist students in preparation for a rigorous academic nursing
program. Prospective nursing students must pass a Test of Essential
Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to program admission. This test assesses
basic skills in Math, English, Reading, and Science.
Only students on the San Diego City College wait list or who are
applying to San Diego City College are eligible to take the TEAS at San
Diego City College. The student is permitted to take the TEAS
examination only twice. Therefore, preparation for this assessment is
essential. Use of the study manual and the online practice exam is
highly recommended. These test preparation materials may be purchased at
Upon completion of prerequisites, the prospective nursing student must
take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) at a designated
testing center. The prospective nursing student who achieves a passing
composite score (67%) is ready for application. The prospective student
who achieves less than a passing composite score (<67%) must meet with
the Student Success Advisor or designated nursing department
representative, within 30 days, to develop a remediation plan.
Students who are already on the waitlist will remain on the wait list
until documentation of completion of the remediation is presented to the
Student Success Advisor or designated nursing department representative
and a passing score is achieved on the repeat examination. A student on
the waitlist must meet with the Nursing Success Advisor or designated
nursing department representative within 30 days, to develop a plan, or
they will be removed from the wait list. Prospective students who do not
achieve a passing score on the second TEAS will be removed from the wait
list and must reapply for admission to the nursing program.
1. Schedule an appointment with the Student Success Advisor or
designated nursing department representative to develop the remediation
plan that may include but is not limited to the following:
2. Obtain a TEAS study manual and online practice exams.
3. Take TEAS results to San Diego City College Math Center for
evaluation and placement in the appropriate 15 A, B or C refresher
4. Take TEAS results to the San Diego City College English Center for
evaluation and placement in appropriate English course 12A, 43, 51 or56.
5. Self remediate in Science with TEAS study manual and review Anatomy,
Physiology, and Microbiology course materials.
6. Present documentation of course completions to Nursing Admissions or
Student Success Advisor or designated nursing department representative.
7. Retake TEAS and achieve (67%) composite score no sooner than 120 days
after the first TEAS examination.
Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC provides the TEAS exam. They
also have resources available to help students prepare and remediate for
the TEAS. Please go to
www.atitesting.com for information on how to obtain study
materials for the test.