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. 



Students Happily in the RN Program  

The Hartnell College Registered Nursing (RN) Program is a defined group of prerequisite, and corequisite courses and a 4-semester course of study consisting of classroom, high-fidelity simulation, nursing skills laboratory, seminar, 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, graduates may practice as registered nurses in a variety of acute and community-based settings. The Hartnell College RN Program is fully approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, a member of National League for Nursing, and by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

ADN Program Outcomes*:
Upon successful completion of the Hartnell College Registered Nursing Program, a graduate will
1.      Communicate with clarity, purpose and sensitivity with patients, families, communities, and interprofessional team members.
2.      Access information required to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care in accordance with legal and ethical standards.
3.      Utilize evidence based practice and critical thinking skills when applying the nursing process to the nursing care of patients throughout the lifespan.
4.      Integrate cultural competence in providing holistic nursing care across the lifespan based on knowledge of physical, social, and behavioral sciences.
5.      Value lifelong learning, continuing education, and accountability for professional practice and development.
6.      Advocate for patients, consumers, and the nursing profession through the involvement in healthcare policy and nursing practice.
7.      Assume responsibility for the promotion, maintenance, restoration, and optimization of health for patients, families, and communities by utilizing the nursing process and a variety of teaching/learning strategies.
8.      Use the principles of ethical decision-making according to the Nursing Code of Ethics and Patient Bill of Rights when planning care.
9.      Demonstrate competence in nursing skills and caring practice at an entry level into the nursing profession in accordance to quality and safety initiatives.

*Under revision 2016-2017.


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