Online Applications



LVN to RN Placement Program October 2021 TBA
Associate of Science Degree in Registered Nursing
Program begins Fall 2022
November 2021 February 2022


 ADN Multi-criterion Screening Worksheet

Student Support Program(s) Verification Form

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Application Process for the RN Program

Thank you for your interest in the Hartnell College Registered Nursing program.  The program is impacted, meaning that far more qualified students apply than can be accepted.  Before applying, please be aware that classroom and some clinical courses are taught using face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.  Clinical courses occur throughout Monterey County and are scheduled seven days per week and 24-hours each day.  Clinical class times, dates, and places are subject to change based on unanticipated circumstances.  

Your success is important to us.  Please consider your level of preparedness before committing to an education in registered nursing.  Research indicates that successful Hartnell nursing students work less than 16 hours per week and have an extended support system of family and friends.  Because of intricacies and rigor of the registered nursing program, we cannot accommodate your employment or family responsibilities.

We ask that you review our Nursing and Allied Health Student Handbook and Policy and Procedure Manual. Become familiar with our mission, vision, values, and philosophy before you apply.  Please be sure that Hartnell College is a good match for you.  

1.  Apply to Hartnell College

Applicants not yet enrolled at Hartnell College must complete an online application. Refer to Hartnell College’s website at  

2. Verify Completion of Prerequisite Courses

Required prerequisites are listed on the Nursing and Allied Health’s webpage

3. Request a Course Equivalency Review

  • A Hartnell College Nursing and Allied Health counselor must evaluate course descriptions and transcripts for each prerequisite course taken at colleges other than Hartnell, Cabrillo, Gavilan, or Monterey Peninsula. 
  • A "Hartnell College Course-to-Course Evaluation of Other College Coursework for Nursing" form completed by a Nursing and Allied Health academic counselor is required for admission.
  • Obtain a copy of your "Hartnell College Course-to-Course Evaluation of Other College Coursework for Nursing" form completed by a Hartnell academic counselor.

4. Evaluate Foreign Transcripts
(skip this step if you were educated in the US or attended a US accredited institution)

  • High school and college transcripts from other countries must be evaluated comprehensively.
  • A list of approved credential evaluation service agencies is available from the Admission and Records and Counseling offices. Costs and completion times vary.


5.  Order Official Transcripts (Do not send to Admissions & Records)

  • Mail official transcripts to: Hartnell College ATTN: Nursing and Allied Health, 411 Central Ave, Salinas, CA, 93901
  • Request official electronic transcripts emailed to
  1. Official AP transcript (1 order), if applicable
  2. Hartnell College transcript (1 order), if you attended Hartnell College,
  3. Other college transcripts
    (2 official hard copies to be mailed or 2 electronic orders from each college where you took prerequisite courses)

6. Ready? Complete Online RN Application

If you have completed steps 1-5, you are ready to complete the online application that opens November 2021.


Selection and Admission Timeline:

November 2021

RN application opens

February 2022

Final application deadline
Late and incomplete applications are not reviewed.

March 2022

Email notification of conditional acceptance or denial

April 2022

ATI TEAS assessments (by invitation only)

April 2022                                                                           

Mandatory Nursing New Student Orientation
Zoom Meeting

July 2022

New Student Documentation Due

Mid August 2022

Fall 2022 semester begins