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*   ATTENTION NURSING APPLICANTS  2020-2021  *

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 remotely. 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.

Secondly, as you are aware, many schools and business have made drastic changes in a proactive approach towards slowing the spread of the Coronavirus and to keep our students and staff safe.   We are currently working hard to keep continuity of nursing classes and clinicals for our current students.  These existing cohorts need to remain our priority at this time.  However, we would like to assure you that if you submitted an application for admission by the March 16th deadline, we have your application!  We are currently screening and processing these applications through our normal process.  While we aim to stay current with the timeline mentioned on your application receipt, and the timeline that we have historically met, we appreciate your patience and understanding in the event that there is a delay as we learn to work through this unprecedented challenge.  

 

NURSING APPLICATION SCREENING UPDATE (06/26/2020):  We have completed the screening process for all applicants who applied in this application cycle (deadline 03/16/2020). 

The nursing program currently has a cohort of first semester students "on hold" in the first semester course.  Their studies were interrupted during the COVID19 pandemic from March - May.  This cohort of students needs to complete the first semester curriculum and clinical training.  They must be our first priority.   Therefore, the vacancy for admission into the first semester cohort for Fall 2020 is small.  The program is not able to admit a full class per usual.   We will be admitting ~12 students to meet capacity.  These students were already notified of their admission (official letters will be sent following).  

 

IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL REGARDING ADMISSION FOR THE FALL, PLEASE BE PATIENT.    OUR DECISIONS FOR SPRING 2021 ARE STILL PENDING.  

SPRING 2021 ADMISSION:  The program will be making decisions regarding the Spring 2021 admission class by early August 2020.  At this time, the program does intend on admitting a full class (~50 students) in January 2021.  We will continue to update the website here to let you know of dates that email acceptances will go out.   We will email you to the email address on your application.  We will also follow up with a phone call.   

Once all Spring 2021 admits have been notified and have accepted, then all other applicants will be notified by regular mail of their non-acceptance and will be given the opportunity to move their application forward in the next admission cycle in January 2021. 

*IF YOU TAKE AN ADMISSION ELSEWHERE AND NO LONGER WANT TO BE CONSIDERED, PLEASE NOTIFY THE DIRECTOR OF NURSING @ kbrooks@cerritos.edu.  

 

PRE-NURSING STUDENTS TAKING PRE-REQUISITE COURSEWORK:  With the entire campus being taught remotely through Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020, all science prerequisite courses will be held on-line.   Our campus will not be alone in these changes.  Many of the community college campuses will also be remote. As a result, the Nursing Department has made a decision to accept on-line courses (Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, and English) that are completed in the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 terms.  HOWEVER, nursing students cannot submit  "Pass/No Pass" as grades for these courses.   Due to the prerequisite gpa requirements fro 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.  If you have any further questions, you can email:  Ms. K. Brooks, MSNEd, RN @ kbrooks@cerritos.edu, (Director of Nursing)

NURSING PROGRAM ACCREDITATIONS:

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 Cerritos College Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

National Accreditation

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE,  Suite  850
Atlanta,  Georgia  30326
Phone:  (404) 975-5000

ABOUT THE NURSING PROGRAM:

  • NURSING PROGRAM ADMISSION OPTIONS :
    • "Option A" - Associate in Arts Degree
    • "Option B" -LPT-ADN Mobility Program
    • "Option C" -LVN-ADN Mobility Program
    • "Option D" -LVN 30 Unit Option
    • "Option E" -Transfer and Challenge
    • "Option F" -Board of Registered Nursing Referral
    • For "Options C and D" - Work Verification Form  

 

*Applicants for the 2020-2021 Application Cycle need to reference the Fall 2019 Nursing Information Packet and must utilize the revised Option A Application (2020-2021 Cycle). (not the 2019-2020application)


*PLEASE NOTE: NEW APPLICATION / ADMISSION PROCESS - effective January 2019

*For OPTION A students only

The Cerritos College Nursing Program accepts applications once a year, from January 1 - March 15th, for the following academic year.   Applications for the 2020 - 2021 academic year will be accepted beginning in January 2020.  The nursing program will be utilizing a Blended Admission Process using a combination of: 1) Multiselective Criterion Admission Process  and 2) Random Selection (Lottery) (began with the January 2019 application period). 

All applicants will be given points according the Multiselective Criterion Tool.  The program will configure the points for all applicants and the first 50% of admission seats for the 2020-2021 academic year will be filled with the top point applicants.  The remaining applicants will be placed into a random selection process (lottery) and the next 50% of admission seats will be filled with the top students in the random selection.

The Multiselective Criterion Admission Process (for Option A Applications) will take into consideration the following:

  1. Grade Point Average (overall and in the sciences)
  2. Previous Academic Degree
  3. Recency of Prerequisites
  4. TEAS Scores
  5. Relevant Healthcare Experience
  6. Volunteer Hours
  7. Life Experiences
  8. Veteran Status
  9. Second Languages

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