It is required that all prerequisites be completed before applying to the program. In progress courses will be not be considered. We recommend that you meet with a Hartnell Nursing and Health Sciences 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 Health Sciences 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.

Hartnell College Associate Degree of Science in Nursing Program

Required general education courses must be completed prior to applying to the program (24 units).

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  • BIO‐5 – Human Anatomy
ANAT 1 & ANAT 2 BIO 4 BIO 7
  • BIO‐6 – Introductory Physiology
PHSO 1 BIO 5 BIO 9
  • BIO‐6L – Physiology Laboratory
PSHO 2 BIO 5 BIO 9
  • BIO‐27 – Principles of Microbiology
BIO 25 & BIO 26 BIO 6 BIO 8
  • CHM 22- The Science of Chemistry
CHEM 30A CHEM 30A CHEM 30A
  • ENG‐1A – College Composition and Reading
ENGL 1A ENGL 1A
or
ESL 1A
ENGL 1A
  • MAT‐123 – Intermediate Algebra
MATH 263 MATH 152 MATH 240 or 242


Additional Required General Education Courses

MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY WITH NRN COURSES

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  • NRN 70- Growth and Development Across the Lifespan
n/a n/a AH 3
or      

PSY 25- Developmental Psychology

PSYC 25 PSYCH 8 n/a
  • ANT‐2- Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 4 ANTHR 2 ANTH 3
or      
SOC‐1- Introduction to Sociology SOI 1 SOC 1 SOC 1A
     
  • COM‐1 – Introduction of Public Speaking
SPCH 1 COMM 1 CMUN 1A
or      
COM‐3 – Survey of Human Communication n/a n/a n/a


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 programs.  These courses include BIO-5, BIO-6, BIO-6L, BIO-11, BIO-27 and their equivalent courses taught at other colleges. 

CSUMB ADN-to-BSN Pathway

The Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a collaborative, dual-enrollment program between Hartnell College partners and CSUMB that facilitates seamless academic progression to BSN degree.

Students must be enrolled in the ADN program at the community college and successfully complete the first and second ADN semesters before starting the first CSUMB summer session 1. Collaborative program students who successfully meet the CSUMB program requirements will matriculate and transition to CSUMB after graduation from the ADN. This Collaborative enables the ADN RN to earn a BSN degree in 12-15 months after graduating from the community college.