Nursing, Registered (RN/ADN) Associate in Science

The Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares graduates to care for individuals in hospitals, long term care facilities, doctors' offices and clinics in a beginning staff nurse position.  The curriculum consists of courses in general education and science in addition to prescribed nursing courses. Once accepted to the nursing program, the student will complete four semesters of nursing courses.

The nursing program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. 

Registered Nursing Course Sequence

Students can complete the nursing program in two years once accepted to the nursing program. It is recommended that students interested in a Nursing degree see a counselor and read the information on the School of Health Sciences & Education webpage.

Please note:  Students are strongly encouraged to complete all general education courses prior to the program application. Licensure can be achieved when all courses required for the degree are completed. 

Graduates eligible for Registered Nurse Licensing Examination in California. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Science GPA 2.5

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
CH 007 Fundamentals of Chemistry  5
ENG 001A English Composition 4
PSY 001 or PSY 003* General Psychology or Developmental Psychology 3

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
BI 013 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
SOC 001 or SOC 014 or SOC 015 or ANTH 002 or ANTH 007 Introductory Sociology or Introduction to Race & Ethnicity or Mexican American Culture & Society or Cultural Anthropology or Anthropology of Religion, Magic, Witchcraft, and Healing  3
MATH 045 or MATH 049  Pre-Statistics or Intermediate Algebra or college level math 3-5
KINE or HS 070 Kinesiology Activity or Introduction to Health Sciences 1


Course Code Title Units
BI 014 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 5

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
BI 015 General Microbiology 5
COMM 001 or COMM 009 or COMM 013 or COMM 017 Introduction to Public Speaking or Intro to Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication or Intercultural Communication  3
COD GE Area C3 Arts, Humanities & Culture 3
KINE  Kinesiology Activity  1

Semester 4

Course Code Title Units
N 001 Basic Concepts in Nursing Practice 8

Semester 5

Course Code Title Units
N 002 Nursing Practice for Commonly Occurring Alterations in Health 9

Semester 6

Course Code Title Units
N 003A Concepts of Nursing Practice - Complex Alterations in Health 9
N 003B Issues in Nursing 0.5

Semester 7

Course Code Title Units
N 004 Concepts of Nursing Practice-Acute Complex Alterations in Health 9.5

* PSY 003 also meets COD GE Area C5.

Please see a Counselor if you need help selecting COD GE courses or information about the Nursing program. 

COD GE Courses