Registered Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program graduate possesses the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for entry-level registered nursing practice - AS921/AS921B/AS921C
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Registered Nursing

The program focuses on preparing nurse generalists who competently utilize the nursing process and critical thinking for making sound clinical judgments in the delivery of quality, safe, patient-centered care. Clinical experiences are across the lifespan and in a variety of healthcare settings. Upon completion of the Associate Degree Nursing (RN) program, the graduate is eligible to apply for and take the National Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California. 

ADN (RN) Student Achievement Data

The Registered Nursing NCLEX-RN pass rates and program completion data is reported in ADN (RN) Program Student Achievement Data.

Program Outcome 1: The program demonstrates evidence of graduates’ achievement on the licensure examination.

Expected Level of Achievement: NCLEX-RN pass rates will be at least or greater than 80% for all first-time test takers during the same 12-month period.

Year RCC
2017 - 2018 94.29% (n = 175)
2018 – 2019  96.69% (n = 181)
2019 - 2020 91.11% (n = 180)

Program Outcome 2: The program demonstrates evidence of students’ achievement in completing the nursing program.

Expected Level of Achievement: On-time program completion will be 85% or above.

Year % of Students
2018-2019 87% (n = 185)
2019-2020 88% (n = 185)
2020-2021 81% (n = 190)

Program Outcome 3: The program demonstrates evidence of graduates' achievement in job placement. 

Expected Level of Achievement: 90% of graduates will be employed as a registered nurse within one-year of graduation. 

Year RCC
2017 - 2018 94% (n = 130)
2018 – 2019  100% (n = 163)
2019 - 2020 100% (n = 151)

For questions regarding program requirements, enrollment, and application processes, please visit the Health-Related Sciences Engagement Center to find a listing of Pre-Nursing Workshops and to connect with our Educational Advisor and Nursing Enrollment & Evaluation Specialist.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Provide quality, safe, patient-centered nursing care using evidence-based practices.
  • Function as a professional and competent nurse generalist while assimilating all ethical and legal principles.
  • Provide leadership in a variety of healthcare settings for diverse patient populations.
  • Integrate caring relationships into nursing interventions that positively influence health outcomes and demonstrate sensitivity to the values of others.
  • Participate in collaborative relationships through communication with members of the inter-professional healthcare team for the purpose of providing and improving patient care.
  • Incorporate critical thinking principles using reasoning and adaptability to make sound clinical judgments necessary for the provision of quality patient care and continuous quality Improvement.
  • Employ technology to effectively communicate, manage knowledge, prevent errors, and support decision-making.

Registered Nurse Associates Degree Pathway

(73-74 total units)

INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
BIO-50A 4
Fall/Spring Units
BIO-55 4
BIO-50B 4
PSY-9 3
INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
ENG-1A/1AH 4
Fall/Spring Units
NRN-11  8.5
NRN-11A .5
HIS-6/6H or HIS-7/7H or POL-1/1H 3
INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
NRN-14 3
FALL/SPRING Units
NRN-12 8.5
NRN-12A .5
MAT-12/12H or PSY/SOC-48 4/3
INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
HUM-10/10H or PHI-10/10H or THE-3 3
FALL/SPRING Units
NRN-21 8.5
NRN-21A .5
COM-1/1H or COM-9/9H 3
FALL/SPRING Units
NRN-22 8.5
NRN-22A .5
SOC-1/1H or ANT-2/2H 3
total  73-74 Units

*Students who are planning on continue their education may take BIO 50A/50B, which applies to the ADN/RN requirements.

Registered Nurse Transfer (CSU / IGETC) Pathway

INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
BIO-1/1H  4
Fall/Spring Units
HUM-10/10H or PHI-10/10H  3
BIO-50A (formerly AMY-2A) 4
HES-1  3
PSY-9  3
INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
ENG-1A/1AH 4
Fall/Spring Units
BIO-50B (formerly AMY-2B)  4
ENG-1B/1BH 4
MAT-12/12H or PSY/SOC-48 4 or 3
INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
CHE-2A  4
Fall/Spring Units
BIO-55 (formerly MIC-1) 4
COM -1/1H or COM-9/9H 3
POL-1 /1H 3
ART-6/6H or DAN-6/6H  3
INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
First Semester Foreign Language or completion of 2 years of Foreign language in High School with "C" or Better in last semester 4-5
Fall/Spring Units
HIS-6/6H or HIS-7/7H 3
SOC-1/1H  or ANT-2/2H  3
MUS-19 or THE-3  3
KIN-4  3
total  65 - 66 Units

Advanced Placement Program

For students with a Vocational Nursing License - (54.5 - 55.5 total units)

INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
BIO-50A 4
Fall/Spring Units
BIO-50B 4
BIO-55 4
PSY-9 3
NRN-18 2.5

 

INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
ENG-1A/1AH 4
COM-1/1H or COM-9/9H 3
Fall/Spring Units
NRN-21  8.5 

NRN-21A

.5

HUM-10/10H

3
wINTER/SUMMER Units
SOC-1/1H or ANT-2/2H

MAT-12/12H or PSY/SOC-48

4/3
Fall/Spring Units
NRN-22  8.5
NRN-22A .5
HIS-6/6H or HIS-7/7H or POL-1/1H 3
total  54.5 - 55.5 Units

Careers for Nursing Majors

  • Staff Nurse in Acute Care Facilities
  • Home health nurse
  • Staff nurse manager in a skilled nursing facility
  • Staff nurse/manager in an ambulatory care clinic
  • Corporate or private sector nursing positions