Nursing Department


Nursing Application Enrollments

The next nursing application enrollment will start February 1, 2020 and closed February 28, 2020. Instructions on how to access the nursing online application

SCC Teas Testing Dates:
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Please review our RN Course Equivalency Chart to confirm if your prerequisite transfer course is accepted.  If you do not see your course listed on the grid you will need to complete a Course Substitution Petition.

The SCC Nursing Department has Moved

We are now located in Temp 1 on the north side of campus.

General Information

For general information regarding the Nursing program, please review this site. Please email further inquiry to

You may also attend one of our Informational Meetings. Date and times of meetings can be located on our nursing website under “Interested Student”. There are no meetings scheduled during the summer.


We no longer accept Introduction to Sociology as a nursing prerequisite. Sociology 321, Race, Ethnicity and Inequality has replaced Intro to Sociology as a prerequisite. The change went into effect in 2016.  If you have not already completed  Sociology 321, please review the CCCCO Distance Education website for acceptable course substitutions offered online at other California colleges.

For applicants with an Associate or Bachelor Degree please see the FAQ information regarding Sociology 321 exemption requirements.

Questions regarding transferable courses or course selection please contact our SCC Counseling Department for assistance.

The Nursing Department includes two board-approved programs: Associates Degree – Nursing (ADN) and Vocational Nursing (VN). The ADN program is four semesters in length and the VN program is three semesters. Each program has pre-requisite courses, plus nursing theory with concurrent clinical practice. Graduates of both programs are eligible to sit for the licensure examination and are prepared for employment. A career mobility LVN to RN track is also available that culminates in achieving the Associate Degree.

Students with a diagnosed documented disability from a Disability Resource Center Learning Specialist need to submit accommodation paperwork to the SCC Nursing Program Director. Students with questions or concerns are encouraged to call (916) 558-2271 and schedule an appointment with the Program Director. Assessment/Testing

Applications are only accessible during Open Enrollment periods.

Programs of Study

  • Registered Nursing Program

    The focus of the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is to prepare entry-level nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to deliver quality and safe patient care in… MORE >>

  • Vocational Nursing Program

    The Vocational Nursing (VN) program is a full-time BVNPT approved program, 3 semesters in length. Each semester is 12 units.

    Instruction is provided over 4 days per week, with varying times… MORE >>