SCHOOL OF NURSING REQUIREMENTS and APPLICATION INFORMATION
PRE-NURSING INFORMATION WORKSHOPS
We offer workshops bi-weekly that explain eligibility requirements and the selection process. It is recommended that students meet with a counselor prior to attending the workshop. These workshops are open to the public. You do not have to be enrolled at RCC to attend. No children are allowed. View this link or call (951) 222-8405 to hear the workshop schedule.
For general questions on enrollment, program requirements, etc., there is no need to wait for an appointment to see a counselor-try RCC's Walk-In Counseling. For dates and times please call the Counseling Department at (951) 222-8440.
The School of Nursing has a Nursing Educational Advisor. Appointments may be made by calling (951) 222-8407 or by emailing email@example.com.
NURSING PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
More information about prerequisites and the selection process can be obtained by calling (951) 222-8405 or by viewing the links on the right side of this page. Completion of a two-year Education Plan with a counselor is recommended as early in your academic program as possible; please contact the Counseling Department at (951) 222-8440.
Transcripts are "Official" when they are sent directly to RCC from the sending institution, or are hand delivered by the student in a sealed envelope from the sending institution.
Transcripts are "Up-to-date" when they are received by RCC no more than 90 days after the sending institution issued them, as verified by the date that the institution stamps on the transcript. If you need to request an official copy of your transcripts from other colleges previously attended, a Transcript Request form is available in the Transfer Career Center.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all transcripts are official and up-to-date and other necessary information/documents have been received by the School of Nursing at the time of the application. Failure to submit all official transcripts by the deadline will invalidate your application. Transcripts that are not official and not up-to-date will be returned to the student. Please be aware that your transcripts will be purged after one year if you have never been enrolled at RCC, or if you have not been an RCC student for four years.
Please read all information before starting the application process.
Application Filing Periods
VN application filing period:
ADN (RN) application filing period:
Students interested in applying to both the RN and the VN program must submit an application for each program separately. Applications must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Adobe Reader is required to save and e-mail the application.
Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
ADN (RN) Program
New Information for Students Petitioning for Readmission into Nursing 4:
Effective Fall 2008, all students who do not successfully complete N 4 and achieve a less than 90% predictability score on the ATI Diagnostic Predictor Exam at the end of Nursing 4, and who petition for readmission, will be required to purchase and use specific ATI products for remediation purposes during the semester. Students will be readmitted according to the “Prioritization for Readmission” policy and space availability.
ADN (RN) APPLICANT SELECTION PROCESS
Due to changes in legislation, enrollment criteria will be changed to include use of multi-criteria such as overall GPA, pre-requisite course GPA, TEAS test scores, degrees/work experience, life experiences, and second language proficiency. Please view the School of Nursing Information PowerPoint and the ADN Information Sheet to the right for details on eligibility requirements and the selection process. Students applying for the RN Program that have all of the prerequisite courses and general education courses completed (with the highest grades) before applying have a better chance of being invited to the program.
VN APPLICANT SELECTION PROCESS
The VN selection process may change, pending state legislation. More specific information will be announced as soon as it is available. Please view the School of Nursing Information PowerPoint and the VN Information Sheet to the right for details on eligibility requirements and the selection process.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT/ FLEX PROGRAM/ 30-UNIT OPTION APPLICANTS
RCC readmission (petitioning) applicants are required to submit both an application and a “Petition for Readmission.” Petitioning students may obtain the application and petition form on-line during the application filing periods or from the Nursing Enrollment and Evaluations Specialist in the School of Nursing, Room 177, during times outside the application period.
TRANSFERRING NURSING STUDENT APPLICANTS
Student’s transferring from another nursing program must submit/re-submit the following items with their application:
Note: Failure to submit required information will lower priority status. Admission will be denied to an applicant who earned a grade of "C-" or less in a nursing program at another college. However, if the grade earned was earned more than 10 years ago, and have since demonstrated a satisfactory academic record, the applicant may submit a petition, with documentation, to the Enrollment Committee for an exception to this policy. Transfer applicants must also complete Nursing 18 in addition to the RN prerequisites. More information can be obtained by calling (951) 222-8405.
BACKGROUND CHECK, DRUG SCREENING, HEALTH CLEARANCE, CPR, AND SOCIAL SECURITY VERIFICATION
Upon acceptance into the program, students must submit or complete the following requirements (DO NOT submit these items until requested by the School of Nursing):