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 COVID 19 BannerThe Hartnell Community College District has closed all of its campuses to the public in compliance with state and county shelter-in-place orders. All instruction for the Spring 2020 semester has moved online or been postponed, beginning March 25 through at least April 7.

2020 Advisories Related to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Spring 2020 Courses: Classes continue as scheduled.  Because of student displacements from clinical facilities, students participate in online course sessions, including clinical courses when necessary.  Students remain in close contact with their instructors through Canvas. 

Summer 2020 Courses: Prerequisite and corequisite courses will be offered online using preapproved course outlines. 

PLEASE NOTE: Science courses with labs that must be taught online in Spring and Summer 2020 sessions will be accepted as prerequisites to the registered nursing, vocational nursing, and respiratory care practitioner programs.  These courses include BIO-5, BIO-6, BIO-6L, BIO-11, BIO-27 and their equivalent courses taught at other colleges.  Please reference the Course Equivalency Chart and contact the Nursing and Allied Health academic counselor, Dr. Elizabeth Estrella ( with questions. 

Fall 2020:  Hartnell College plans to admit new cohorts of respiratory care practitioner, registered nursing, and emergency medical technician students as scheduled.  Our hybrid (distance learning and face-to-face) academic programs meet the regulations and standards of the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care,  Monterey County Emergency Medical Services, California Board of Registered Nursing,  California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing regulations and standards.  Modifications to clinical courses and coursework will be necessary should the COVID-19 health threat continue after August 2020.  Current and incoming students are advised to check updates on the NAH program webpages.  

Online Resources for Students 

ATI TEAS Assessment Admission Requirement:

The ever-evolving situation across the country surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in TEAS Assessment cancellations at colleges and testing centers across the country, including Hartnell College.  A notification from ATI regarding remote testing options is expected before April 15.  Please expect more information about the TEAS Assessment during the April 15 New Student Information Session, which is an invitation-only event.

April 15, 2020 New Student Orientation/Information Session:

Respiratory Care Students:  Conditionally accepted and alternate list students will receive a link to an online 2020 New Student Orientation.  The virtual presentation will include information on the academic program, courses, learning materials and supplies, student expectations, program costs, and clinical course qualification forms.  Students will have an opportunity to schedule online conferences with instructors.

Nursing Students:  Because of cancelations in ATI TEAS testing dates, the mandatory April 15 New Student Orientation is now an Information Session.  Applicants who remain interested in advancing in the selection process will receive a Zoom link to the mandatory April 15 Information Session.  It will be assumed that applicants who do not attend the scheduled Information Session are not interested in advancing in the selection process and they will be omitted from the application process. 

During the 2020 New Student Information ConferZoom session, attendees will hear updates about the ATI TEAS Assessment process and receive general information about the selection process, academic program, including cost, clinical requirements, learning materials and supplies, course schedules, and student expectations. 

Students who receive notifications of conditional acceptance or alternate list placements, who deferred enrollment in 2019, and LVN-RN students who were accepted into the 2020 cohort will receive a link to an online New Student Orientation at a date to be determined.  We thank you for your patience as we do our best to honor our admission processes.

Applications for the Associate of Science Degree in Respiratory Care open Fall 2020 for the Fall 2021 semester.

Applications for the Associate of Science Degree in Registered Nursing open Fall 2020 for the Fall 2021 semester. 

Applications for the Vocational Nursing Program open Fall 2020 for the Spring 2021 semester. 

Applications for the LVN to RN Placement Program open Fall 2020. 




Who To Contact

  • Catalina Gonzalez
    Administrative Assistant I
    Phone: 831-770-6146
    Building: B - Student Services
    Office: B223
    B - Student Services
  • Belinda Saechao-Jimmeye, MPH
    Lead Program Coordinator
    Phone: 831-770-6148
    Building: B - Student Services
    Office: B217
    B - Student Services