Now Open for In-Person Classes. Full vaccination is required. COVID-19 Updates.




In order to be in alignment with recommendations and mandates set forth from the CDC to reduce the rapid transmission rates of the COVID-19 virus, the nursing department is currently working partially remote. Therefore, we appreciate your patience during this challenging time in our response rate to your questions and concerns. We are monitoring our voice mails and emails closely and responding; however, response rates may take a couple of days. Thank you, in advance, for your patience and understanding.


OUR APPLICATION CYCLE ended March 15, 2022.

The Nursing Department is in process of reviewing all applications.

Decisions will be made by late-June and acceptance notifications will be sent by email (to the email address on the application) by June 27.

Those selected will be required to attend Orientation on July 12 and 13. Mark the dates! More details to follow.



  • Review the Career Pathway (left toolbar)
  • Review the Technical Standards and Essential Functions to ensure that Nursing is a career for you (left toolbar)
  • Review the Nursing Program Information Packet and Admission Requirements (left toolbar). This will provide you with essential information regarding coursework, gpa requirements, and timelines.
  • Take Nursing 3 course in Spring semester to see if "Nursing is for me?".
  • Obtain healthcare volunteer hours during this time.
  • Complete the required science pre-requisites.
  • Study for and take the ATI TEAS Examination.

PRE-NURSING STUDENTS TAKING PRE-REQUISITE COURSEWORK: As a result of most campuses offering science prerequisites online in 2020 and 2021, the Nursing Department has made a decision to accept on-line courses (Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, and English) that are completed in the Spring/Summer/Fall 2020 and the Spring/Summer/Fall 2021 terms. HOWEVER, nursing students cannot submit "Pass/No Pass" as grades for these courses. Due to the prerequisite gpa requirements for admission, as well as the points allocated through the MultiSelective Criterion for these grades, it is necessary that pre-nursing students take all science pre-requisite courses for letter grades. Therefore, when enrolling for a science pre-requisite course, please request the instructor to provide you with a grade option.


MATH REQ: The program understands that some pre-nursing students may have taken Math 75 for proficiency requirements. However, in order to appropriately prepare our nursing students for transfer to BSN programs, the program will encourage and require students to take Math 80. Completion of Math 75 in fall 2021 or later will not be acceptable for applying to the Cerritos College Nursing program. Most Nursing Students plan to enroll in a Concurrent Enrollment Program with a four year BSN partner school OR enroll immediately into a BSN upon graduation from Cerritos College. Therefore, we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE nursing students to take Math 112.

NURSING PROGRam approval / accreditation:

The Cerritos College Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing

Board of Registered Nursing

California Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-21100
Phone: (916) 322-3350


The Associate Degree Nursing program at Cerritos College, located in Norwalk, CA, is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 Phone- 404-975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree in Nursing program at Cerritos College was Continual Accreditation (in 2013).

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