Completion of a Nursing Orientation (call (714) 564-6100 for Santa Ana College Counseling) is strongly advised. Advanced placement in the program may be granted to those students with certain prior experience, vocational nursing, or registered nursing education or equivalent. Advanced Placement/Transfer/Challenge applicants require an individual appointment with the Program Director. Advanced placement students are accepted on a space-available basis. Priority class placement is given to continuing and SAC re-entry students.
Potential students who have a letter from the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN):
If you have a letter from the BRN indicating you need to take courses requiring obstetric and/or pediatric and psychiatric content, please contact the Health Sciences/Nursing Office to make an appointment to discuss procedures.
If you have a letter from the BRN indicating you need to take courses requiring ONLY psychiatric content, you will need to contact a different Nursing Program as Santa Ana College's Nursing Program is not accepting new students to the third semester which is where the psychiatric content is placed in the curriculum.
If you have a letter from the BRN indicating you need to take courses requiring medical/surgical content (regardless if other content is needed or not), you will need to complete the entire Nursing Program; therefore, you would need to apply through the multi-criteria admission process and be selected to enter the program as any other applicant. Please see the multi-criteria admission process information in the First Semester Entry Information link.
►►► Students entering the Nursing Program may be required to pass a drug test. Failure to pass the drug test will result in NOT being able to enter the program.
► A new multi-criteria admission process is being implemented for first semester. Click here for the NEW admission information:
► New applications for the entry list to third semester (advanced placed, LVN to RN, and 30-unit LVN option) have not been accepted since June 2011, due to the length of the list. Please visit our site periodically for any changes made in the admission process.
****Students who obtain an LVN license while on the 1st or 2nd semester waitlists will be automatically moved to the bottom of our 3rd semsester waitlist as 3rd semester is the entry point for LVN's. A new Prerequisite Verification form will need to be submitted. The Role Transition course, N-RN 200, is required prior to entering the 3rd semester.