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The Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing

Fall 2015 is closed. Fall 2016 will open November 2, 2015, closes January 29, 2016. You must have a Chabot student ID to apply. New for Fall 2016:  all applicants must attend one information meeting. Verification cards will be issued at the meetings. The meetings will be held the first TUESDAY of each month in spring 2015; March, April, May (at LPC) and in fall 2015 September, October, November and December. No reservation is required room 2252, building 2200 on the Chabot Campus.

The program prepares graduates who can contribute to the advancement of nursing science and influence changes in a variety of settings within the health care system. The graduate possesses a repertoire of knowledge, skills and attributes that serve as the foundation for safe, competent practice and lifelong learning. Upon satisfactory completion of this program, the graduate is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). Forty nursing students are admitted each August to begin the two-year program leading to the AA Degree in Nursing.

Fall 2016 Minimum Requirements prior to acceptance to the Nursing Program are:

Complete the Chabot College equivalent of the following science courses (each of which includes a lab and must be 4-5 semester units):  Anatomy 1, Physiology 1, Microbiology. You can earn only one "C" in combination of the three science courses. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required.

In addition nursing fixed courses; English 1A, Sociology 1, Psychology 1, and Communications 1, or 10. You must receive "C" in each general education course. Verify your course eligibility at with California ID number CID.

Selection of candidates:

We will be using a merit based system for Fall 2016.  The criterion score or eligibility worksheet is a 100 point system broken into 6 categories: 1. Academics, 2. Healthcare License or Certificate 3. GPA in Science prerequisites and GPA in General Education requirements, and additional points for a course in Statistics 4. Life experiences 5. Military Service 6. Second Language 7.TEAS score.  Supporting documentation required.

TEAS Version V (Test of Essential Academic Skills) through Assessment Technologies Institute is required. To enter the program your "Adjusted Individual Score" must be 62% or higher in Fall 2015. We are accepting your first attempt or the last test taken. If you do not pass the test verification of remediation courses is required. 

New for Fall 2016: Top 1/3 of the qualified applicants will be entered into a random lottery. The lottery will then rank the selection. The first 40 students will be selected the remaining will be numbered for alternate status an notified in this order when space become available.

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