Registered Nursing

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Students applying to the registered nursing program are no longer required to take the TEAS test prior to their application to the nursing program. 


Prerequisites required for admission to the Hartnell College Registered Nursing Program

  1. BIO 5/ Human Anatomy 
  2. BIO 6/ Introductory Physiology 
  3. BIO 6L/ Physiology Laboratory
  4. BIO 27/ Principles of Microbiology 
  5. PSY 2/ General Psychology
  6. ENG 1A/ College Composition and Reading 
  7. MAT 123/ Intermediate Algebra or higher
  8. ANT 2/ Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 
  9. COM 1/ Introduction to Public Speaking OR COM 3/ Survey of Human Communication
  10. Ethnic Groups in the U.S. course, see current catalog for courses

It is required that all prerequisites be completed before applying to the program. In process courses will be not be considered. Applicants are permitted to repeat prerequisites for a better grade. We recommend that you meet with a Hartnell Nursing and Allied Health Counselor to review your academic plan. To comply with federal, state and local regulations for health care providers, students accepted to the Hartnell College Nursing program are required to meet all current Allied Health Programs clinical compliance requirements according to program guidelines; including health screening, vaccination and drug testing requirements, and provide documentation thereof. Students are also required to complete a criminal background check. Information will be provided at orientation which all incoming students are required to attend.


Students Happily in the RN Program  

Program Description
The Hartnell College Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is a defined group of pre-requisite and co-requisite courses. The 4-semester course of study consists of classroom, high-fidelity simulation, nursing skills laboratory, seminar, interprofessional, and clinical experiences. Upon successful completion of program requirements, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). After passing the licensure examination, graduates may practice as registered nurses in a variety of acute and community-based settings. Graduates demonstrate the comportment of a professional nurse committed to competence, caring, collaboration, and curiosity, while providing safe, quality nursing care to diverse individuals in various care settings while acting as a leader in the healthcare profession. The Hartnell College ADN Program is fully approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program, a student will: 

  1. incorporate leadership, management, and legal-ethical principles to guide practice as a professional nurse.
  2. participate in collaborative relationships through communication with members of the interprofessional healthcare team for the purpose of providing and improving patient care.
  3. provide competent, evidence-based nursing care to diverse individuals across the lifespan in a variety of health care settings.
  4. employ a spirit of inquiry to effectively communicate, manage knowledge, prevent errors and support decision-making.

Nursing and Allied Health 2017-2018 Student Handbook

Nursing and Allied Health 2017-2018 Policy and Procedure Manual

Who to contact

Dean of Academic Affairs, Nursing and Allied Health
Phone: 831-770-6146
B - Student Services
Office: B219
Building: B - Student Services
Assistant Director Registered Nursing
Phone: 831-770-6143
Office: B218
Program Assistant II
Phone: 831-770-6148
B - Student Services
Office: B217
Building: B - Student Services
Administrative Assistant I
Phone: 831-770-6146
B - Student Services
Office: B223
Building: B - Student Services