Associate Degree Nursing Program Overview
The Associate in Science curriculum in Nursing at CCC is four semesters over two years in length and leads to an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). It requires prerequisites in science and general education that are obtained prior to admission to the Nursing program. Upon successful completion of the course of study, the graduate is eligible to take the state licensure examination (NCLEX-RN), and having passed, earns the title of Registered Nurse and is qualified for an entry level position in health care facilities.
Admission into the Nursing program is competitive. The application for admission is available on the Contra Costa College Nursing web page or may be obtained from the Admissions and Records Office (phone 510-235-7800, ext. 4211 or 4212, or on the website). Please refer to the current Nursing program bulletin for prerequisite requirements, deadline dates, application process and selection process. NO MATERIAL WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE DATES.
Each of the prerequisite courses required by the program must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to qualify for admission. See current Nursing program bulletin for GPA requirements. A grade of 75% or better is required in each courses of the Nursing program to progress in the program and to graduate.
Credit is awarded for previous health knowledge and/or experience. Applicants who qualify for admission and who are Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurses, or Licensed Psychiatric Technicians may apply for advanced placement. Advanced placement admission is based on space availability. For further information, visit the Nursing program web page or call the Nursing Department office (510) 235-7800, ext. 4267.
*The Registered Nursing Program is designed to provide the education necessary for licensure eligibility and practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). You can view the Board of Registered Nursing NCLEX Pass Rates for Contra Costa College at: http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/passrates.shtml
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Certified Nursing Assistant - Home Health Aide Program Overview
The CCC Nursing program also offers training to become a Certified Nursing Assistant-Home Health Aide. This CNA/HHA certificate can be earned in one full-time, 12-unit semester and prepares students for state licensing. Several prerequisites and pre-admission procedures are required so prospective students are encouraged to start the application process early by contacting the Nursing department.
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