Requirements for Enrollment in the Registered Nursing Program

Once a student has been accepted to the Registered Nursing Program through the random selection process, the student must meet the following requirements before enrolling in classes.

  1. Proof of a current CPR certificate for health care provider. The American Heart Association's Basic Cardiac Life Support for healthcare providers is required. You are required to submit proof of a current CPR certificate (a copy of the card) only after you have been accepted to the Registered Nursing program and well before the semester begins. Your CPR certification must remain valid during the two-year Registered Nursing program.

  2. Physical health, adequate to demands of practice of nursing. Physical exam provided by your health care provider.

  3. Proof of Immunizations: 2-step PPD (negative) or if PPD is positive, a negative chest x-ray; proof of immunity from Measles, Rubella and Rubeola (positive MMR titers); immunity from Hepatitis B (positive Hepatitis B titer), non-reactive Hepatitis C, immunity from Chicken pox (positive Varicella titer), proof of tetanus injection in the last 10 years (Tdap) and seasonal flu shot. If there is no proof of immunity (negative MMR , Varicella and Hepatitis B titers), then proof of immunizations will be required (series of injections). All immunizations and titers must be current and up-to-date prior to the first day of class.

  4. Sign the Nursing Student Conduct Disclosure.

  5. Undergo a criminal background check. NOTE: In accordance with Regulation 480 of the Board of Registered Nursing, if you have been convicted of any offense other than a minor traffic violation, you may not qualify to be licensed as a registered nurse. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the California Board of Registered Nursing, P.O. Box 944210, Sacramento, CA 94244-2100.

  6. Undergo a urine drug screen.

For assistance with questions, see the Contact Information for the Registered Nursing Program.