Nursing
Health Sciences, Room 103
Director of Nursin
Dr. Sandra Castillo Alward
Department Chair
Dr. Cheri Etheredge

Did you know you can receive a Bachelor’s of Nursing within one year of graduating from the associate degree nursing program at Contra Costa College? Through a unique partnership with University of Phoenix, students are dually enrolled in both schools’ programs and take a limited number of classes through UOP while attending CCC. After graduating from CCC, students take the rest of the required classes for a total of 33 units through UOP. 

This is an innovative and expedited way for students in an associate degree nursing program to receive a BSN and become employed. This partnership directly addresses the Institute of Medicine’s goal of 80% of nurses having a BSN by 2020.  Learn more about the transfer pathway here.


Associate of Science in Nursing

The Associate in Science curriculum in Nursing is four semesters two years in length. It requires prerequisites in science and general education. Admission into the nursing program is competitive.


Certified Nursing Assistant

Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Home Health Aide (HHA) is how many people first enter the health care industry. Both vocations are in extremely high demand. Our program prepares students for the Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) certification exam in just 17 weeks.


Information for Prospective Applicants

Please refer to the current nursing program bulletins for prerequisite requirements, deadline dates, GPA requirements, application process and selection process.  PDF forms may be easily downloaded below.

Nursing Student Survival Guide

Estimated RN Program Fees 


Important Information for Students Seeking Advanced Placement as a Transfer Student

Transfer Admission Information (PDF)

Important information for Students Seeking to Challenge N210 and N211

N210 and N211 Challenge Exam Information (PDF)

Skills Competency Information for Advanced Placement Students (Returning, LVN/LPT, Transfer, Foreign Trained, 30 Unit Option) (PDF)

Important information for Students Seeking to Challenge N205 and N212

N205 and N212 Challenge Exam information (PDF)

The dates for the N205 and N212 Challenge exam are as follows:

September 17th, 2018  (Monday) Time: 4-7 pm,  Room GE 225
October 15th, 2018  (Monday) Time: 4-7 pm,  Room GE 225
November 19th, 2018  (Monday) Time: 4-7 pm,  Room GE 225
December 10th, 2018  (Monday) Time: 4-7 pm,  Room GE 225
Please contact Nursing Office for questions (510) 215-4103.

NO MATERIAL WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE DATES

A grade of 75% or better is required in each courses of the nursing program to progress in the program and to graduate. Credit for previous health knowledge and/or experience.: Applicants who qualify for admission and who are Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurses and Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurses and 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) 215-4103.


Some possible careers:

Registered nurse, occupational health nurse, school nurse, community health nurse, public health nurse, infection control nurse, nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, nurse educator, home health care nurse.

Program Student Learning Outcome (SLO) statement:

Students who complete the program will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN), and having passed, earn the title of Registered Nurse and is qualified for an entry level position in health care facilities.

For more information on the Board of Registered Nursing NCLEX pass rate for Contra Costa College please click here.