COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
Due to the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 vaccine mandates have been implemented in many institutions including clinical sites that our nursing students need to attend in order to fulfill the nursing program educational requirements. Due to these current events, please be aware that the majority of the clinical sites are requiring the COVID-19 vaccine in order to be able to go into their site and participate in clinicals. Few clinical sites are permitting religious and/or medical exemptions. Please have in mind that you might be required to be fully vaccinated in order to participate and fulfill the educational requirements unless there is an exemption option for such clinical site. If an assigned clinical facility that accepts exemptions is not available during the student's assigned rotation, the student who is not vaccinated may be at risk for not meeting the course objectives or clinical hours. In this situation, the student would need to step out of the program.
ATI TEAS Version
The official launch date for ATI TEAS, Version 7, is June 3, 2022. The last day to take Version 6 is June 2, 2022. We will accept either version 6 or 7 scores for the next application period being held September 1-15, 2022 (For Spring 2023 admission). Starting in Spring 2023 application periods (For Fall 2023 admissions and on), we will only accept version 7 scores.
Change in Application Period Dates
Dates of application period for
Spring admission changed from September 15th - 30th to
September 1st - 15th and from February 14th - March 2nd to
February 1st - February 15th for
Welcome to the SAC RN Program Website!
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at Santa Ana College (SAC), located in Santa Ana, CA., is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), P.O. Box 944210, Sacramento, CA 94244-2100, (916) 322-3350, rn.ca.gov. and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000,
www.acenursing.org. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Santa Ana College Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http:www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.The Nursing Program is designed to qualify the student for the licensure examination and entry into practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). Additionally, completion of the ADN degree prepares a student to transfer to a four-year institution for completion of a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum follows the SAC Conceptual Framework for Nursing.
The Nursing Program Learning Outcome is: "The nursing graduate has completed the Registered Nursing Program and is able to function knowledgeably, safely, and effectively in nursing practice within a variety of health care settings and will be qualified for the licensing examination."
Due to the high volume of applications, we will not be offering individual review of applications. If you were not selected, you will receive an email letter stating why.
*Admission period for Fall 2022 will be from February 1st - February 15th*
2022 multi-criteria grid.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT/LVN-RN Entry NEWS:
The SAC Nursing Program is accepting applications for advance placement to
2nd and 4th semester only. See the
Advanced Placement/LVN-RN Entry Information page for directions.
The 3rd semester entry list is over 100 and, therefore, we are currently not accepting any applications to
3rd semester unless the prospective student works at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange. Please contact Stacey Bass at
Bass_Stacey@sac.edu for questions. We will begin accept applications to 3rd semester when the entry list decreases below 25 names.
Letters of "Continued Interest" will be emailed in
May to every prospective student on the entry lists. If a student does not respond to the letter by the stated deadline, the student's name will be removed from the entry list.
Website Updated 03/22/2022