Annual Academic Application Cycle for the Registered Nursing Program

Pre-Nursing Orientation Schedule

All persons wanting to apply or reapply to the Ohlone College Registered Nursing Program must attend one of the mandatory Pre-Nursing Orientation Sessions.

  • Friday, October 12, 2018, 10 am to 12 pm
  • Friday, November 9, 2018, 10 am to 12 pm
  • Friday, December 7, 2018, 10 am to 12 pm
  • Friday, February 8, 2019, 10 am to 12 pm

All Mandatory Pre-Nursing Orientation sessions are held in Rooms NC2100, NC2102, NC2106, second floor, Wing 1, Newark Center campus at 39399 Cherry Street, Newark, CA 94560.

A one-day Daily Parking Permit must be purchased. On the Newark campus, parking permit vending machines in Parking Lots B, C and D accept cash (coins and $1 bills) and credit or ATM cards.

Applications will be accepted every January 15 through March 1 for the following Fall and Spring semesters. Please note that applications will not be accepted before or after the application dates. All applications must be dropped off in the metal drop box located outside the Health Sciences Division office.  The nursing counselor, Janet Corcoran, will be available to answer your questions before each orientation. She'll be in the orientation room at 8:30 and will be available until shortly before the orientation begins.

Nursing student checks IV in Human Simulation Lab.In order to be eligible to apply, prospective Nursing applicants must still meet all prerequisite Eligibility Requirements, attend the Mandatory Pre-Nursing Orientation for Prospective Applicants and meet the Enrollment Requirements. Program admission will be offered to the top 44 highest scoring applicants based on the multicriteria screening selection. The top 44 students will be randomized for guaranteed space either in the Fall or Spring semester. The rest of the qualified applicants will be admitted in ranked order from high to low and alternately assigned to either Fall or Spring admission.

Students accepted for the Fall semester will be notified by the end of May. Students accepted for the Spring semester will be notified by the end of September. No waitlist will be maintained beyond filling these two nursing cohorts.

If a student is not selected for the Fall or Spring semester, their application can be picked up at the next scheduled Mandatory Pre-Nursing Orientation for Prospective Applicants or by arrangement with the Health Sciences Division Office. Those students may reapply during the next "Annual Academic Application Cycle". Need a substitution wager? Refer to our Steps To Obtain Substitution Waiver form.

Please continue to periodically check back at this website for further information regarding the orientation dates and times and any changes to the Registered Nursing Program.