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Vocational Nursing Program
Program begins Spring 2022
October 2021 TBA

 

A Step by Step Guide to the Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the Hartnell College Vocational 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 vocational 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 our academic 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 https://www.hartnell.edu/students/admissions/registration/registration-steps.html

2.  Verify Completion of Prerequisite Courses

  • Completion of required prerequisites are listed on the Nursing and Allied Health’s website at

https://www.hartnell.edu/academics-affairs/academics/nah/vn/pre-requisites.html

  • All prerequisites, except for English and math, must be taken within the last five (5) years.

3. Request a Course Equivalency Review
(skip this step if you completed all prerequisite courses at Hartnell College, Cabrillo College, Gavilan College or Monterey Peninsula College)

  • 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

  • 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.

https://www.hartnell.edu/students/admissions/transcripts/foreign-transcript-evaluation.html

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

  • Mail transcripts to: Hartnell College ATTN: Nursing and Allied Health, 411 Central Ave Salinas, Ca 93901
    or
  • Email transcripts to: NAH@hartnell.edu
  1. High School transcript or GED (1 order)
  2. Hartnell College transcript (1 order) if you attended Hartnell College, https://www.hartnell.edu/students/admissions/transcripts/
  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 Vocational Nursing Application

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

Admission Timeline:

October 2021

Vocational Nursing application opens

TBA

Final application deadline
Late and incomplete applications are not reviewed.

TBA

Email notification of conditional acceptance or denial

TBA

Mandatory Nursing New Student Orientation

TBA

New Student Documentation Due

TBA

Spring 2022 semester begins