Nursing Registered Nurse Program

The Chabot College Nursing Program

Our Associate in Science in Nursing is a two-year, full-time program offered in four consecutive semesters excluding summers. 

The Chabot Nursing Program received the Strong Workforce Gold Star for 2018 year.

The program prepares you to:

  1. Graduate with an Associate in Science in Nursing (see program of study),
  2. Be qualified to take the National Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) and upon passing, become a registered nurse,
  3. Continue your educational pursuit for a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN  – CSUEB or ADN-BSN Roadmap)
  4. Work within a variety of healthcare settings.

Nursing graduates


Success Rate​

Student Type 2019 2020 2021 2022   2023
Selected 42 34  40 43 39
LVN 2  0 2 2 0
Re-Admit 4  2 3 2 3
Graduates 29 25 22 32 33
NCLEX 100% 100% 96.97% 95.65% 100%

Who can apply?

Anyone is welcome to apply, however 

  1. You must have a social security number.
  2. You must complete all pre-requisites by December 31st of the application year.
  3. You must take and pass the ATI TEAS with 62% Score
  4. You must have a Chabot Student ID. Apply to Chabot at upper right hand corner APPLY
  5. You must complete an nursing application available November 1 through January 31 of each application year through Class-Web. Instructions, Application Checklist
  6. Official copy of transcripts from ALL colleges attended must be included in your electronic application packet. If the college only offers electronic transcripts, then for the quickest and most accurate delivery, select the information for Chabot College that already exists in the ordering system.​ For any other service, please have your transcripts sent to 
  7. If you were in the Chabot Nursing program within the last 2 years and want to be readmitted, contact the Nursing Program office.
  8. If you are currently a LVN, you may be eligible for the LVN to RN Bridge Program

How applicants are selected:

  1. The nursing program accepts applications only once a year. Each Fall, 40 applicants are selected.
  2. Application opens November 1 until January 31 for the following incoming fall.
  3. Applicants not selected may reapply the following year. There is no waiting list.
  4. Chabot College uses a “merit based” system. The Criterion Worksheet (subject to be updated) is a 100 point system based on these 7 categories requiring all supporting documentations:
    • Academic Degrees
    • Health Care Experience
    • GPA in Science ( 7 year recency), fixed courses and Statistics
    • Life experience
    • Military
    • Second Language
    • TEAS score
  5. The top 1/3 of qualified applicants will be entered into a random selection process and 40 applicants will be accepted. The remaining will be notified when a space becomes available.
  6. Accepted applicants are required to review online mandatory orientation/information during the summer. Verification of review must be submitted with the application. 

Admission Requirements


Complete the Chabot College equivalent of the following science courses:

  • BIOS 42: “General Human Anatomy  “Note: This course has a pre-requisite of Bios 41 Intro to College Biology
  • BIOS 43 :  “Human Physiology “Note: This course has a pre-requisite of Anat 1/Bios 42 and Chemistry 30A
  • BIOS 44:  “Microbiology”Note: This course has a pre-requisite of Bios 41 and Chemistry 30A

Equivalency Chart

Chabot Pre-requisite Flow Chart

The following criteria applies to the science prerequisites :

  1. Each course must include a lab and must be 4-5 semester units. All labs must be in person. We do not accept online labs effective Spring 2022 
  2. Only one “C” is allowed in the science courses and a minimum 2.5 GPA is required in Anatomy/Physio/Micro courses.
  3. Students who have withdrawn or repeated any science prerequisite will have a one time deduction of 2 points for one withdrawal or non-passing grade or 5 points for more than one withdrawal or non-passing grade (exception for Covid Pandemic Exempt Withdrawals).
  4. Combined Anatomy/Physiology Course must be at least 2 semesters and preferred to be completed at the same institution.
  5. The science prerequisites must be completed by the Fall (December 31) prior to the year of application. This means the grades must appear on the official transcripts. In progress grades are not accepted.
  6. There is a seven (7) year recency requirement on your science coursework. You will not be penalized for courses repeated if original course was taken prior to the following dates for recency. Science coursework must be completed AFTER the following dates for students applying to enter the program.
    1. Fall 2025: August 1, 2018
    2. Fall 2026: August 1, 2019
    3. Fall 2027: August 1, 2020

: Complete the Chabot College equivalent of the following “fixed courses”:

English 1 or 1A: English Composition
Sociology 1: Introduction to Sociology
Psychology 1: Introduction to Psychology
Communications 1 or 10: Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication

The following criteria applies to the Fixed Courses:

  1.  Each course must have a grade of “C” or higher.
  2.  The “fixed courses” must be completed by the Fall prior to the year of application. This means grades must appear on the official transcripts at the time on application. In progress grades are not accepted.
  3. Upper division coursework will not be accepted for any pre-requisite (CLPCCD Board Policy 5016)

* Only lower division undergraduate course are accepted to meet pre-requisites.

3. TEAS Testing

  1. Pass the TEAS at Adjusted Individual Score of 62% or higher.
  2. An unofficial copy must be submitted with your application. If admitted, official test results from ATI Testing must be submitted unless test is taken at Chabot College.
  3. Students who do not acquire an ATI TEAS Individual score of 62% or higher will be required to complete remediation prior to testing again.  Contact the Nursing Program director to set meeting for remediation review and to develop a plan: Tami Washington, (510) 723.6874
  4. If you do not pass the TEAS on your second attempt after remediation, you are not eligible for the Chabot Nursing Program.
  5. Only the first valid score will be accepted if you have taken the test multiple times.

4. Attend a mandatory Nursing Program Information Meeting. Proof of attendance is required with application materials.

Additional Resources

  • Comparable course from U.S. Regionally Accredited Colleges/Universities are accepted. Check the equivalency chart or see a counselor.
  • Students who have attended college outside the United States must have transcripts evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) approved independent agency. The evaluation needs to include a course by course equivalency as well as indicating equivalency to an AA/AS degree or higher from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
  • Students who process a BA/BS degree or higher from a U.S. Regionally Accredited College/University are exempt from Chabot’s specific General Education and graduation requirements. EDC 66055.8 Students who do not have a BA/BS degree will need to complete Chabot College AA/General Education and Graduation Requirements. See a counselor for assistance.
  • First time applicants are encouraged to meet with a Chabot College Counselor for a review and evaluation of prerequisites.  You need to have a Chabot College application on file in order to make an appointment.
  • Official copy of transcripts from ALL colleges attended must be included in your application packet. If the college only offers electronic transcripts, please select Chabot and include a copy of order receipt with the application. If Chabot is not on the list of colleges you may send the transcript to 

After-admission requirements

All admitted(selected) students are required to complete the following:

  1. Maintain a grade of “C” at 75% or better in each nursing course for progression in the program and for an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing.
  2. Submit a background check using a social security number; all students must have a social security card. A background check for 7 year felony/misdemeanor criminal conviction search is Hospital/Clinical requirement for all students.
  3. Submit a urine drug screening test. All students are required to have ‘clear’ drug screen prior to program admittance. Positive results on any non-prescription drug will result in dismissal from the program. Additional information is available in the Background Checks for Student Clinical Placement document.
  4. Students are required to be current on their immunizations. Titer reports for MMR, Varicella, and Hep B are required. Annual Flu and a Covid Vaccine will be required and, in addition, students must complete TB testing (QuantiFERON-TB Gold and/or chest X-ray + Symptom Review Form), have a current TdaP and complete an N95 Mask fit test. If you are enrolled at Chabot check out CDC immunizations. Information about PPD and other requirements are on the Chabot College Health Center website


Students are responsible for:

  1. Program cost – approximately $8,000-$8,500
  2. Costs for uniforms, laboratory fees, necessary equipment and transportation to off-campus locations.
  3. NCLEX-RN licensure exam fees – approximately $500. Will include extra fees. 

All costs/fees are subject to change.

Course Challenge

Please refer to the current student handbook 


How to Apply to the Nursing Program

  1. Apply to Chabot College.
  2. Review the admissions requirements above. Make sure you have completed/passed and can fulfill all requirements.
  3. Apply to the Nursing Program on CLASS-Web from November through January each year. Check the calendar for specific dates.