Welcome to the SAC RN Program Website!
Nursing is the heart of healthcare! The Santa Ana College Nursing Program is known for exceptional student outcomes related to earning gains, career placement, and living wage attainment amongst graduates. The mission of Santa Ana College is to inspire, transform, and empower a diverse community of learners. The Nursing Program recognizes the strength of the Santa Ana College mission by providing an environment focused on teaching, learning, and the development of students to reach their fullest potential. This cohesive educational endeavor facilitates meeting the students' learning needs to foster success in their chosen healthcare career. The Nursing Program administration, faculty and staff are very proud of the impact that our nursing graduates are making on the Orange County Workforce and we are committed to helping our students write their own success stories.
Application Period Dates
Dates of application period for Spring admission are from September 1st - 15th and for Fall admission from February 1st - 15th.
SAC Nursing Program Applicants for Spring 2024
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.
- multi-criteria grid for Fall 2024 can be found here.
ATI TEAS Version
Starting Spring 2024 application period (September 1st- 15th) and on, we will only accept Version 7 TEAS scores.
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. We will begin accepting 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.
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.
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 Santa Ana College nursing program at Santa Ana College located in Santa Ana, California and is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science Degree nursing program is continuing accreditation to the associate nursing program and the next scheduled evaluation visit is for Spring 2031.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program on the ACEN website.
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."
Website Updated 10/16/2023