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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the deadline for applications?

For more information about our application process please click here: How to Apply

Is there a waiting list to get into the Nursing Program?

Yes, please click here for more information about our wait list:Wait List Information

How can I find out what my wait list number is?

Please click here for more information about our wait list:Wait List Information

Estimated Cost of Program

Where do I mail my application?

Please review the Application Checklist and Instructions on the How to Apply page for mailing instructions.

Do I need to complete my prerequisites before I apply?

Yes, all prerequisite courses must be completed prior to application. In progress transcripts will not be accepted. For more information about prerequisites, please review the Program Requirements How to Apply page.

Can prerequisite courses from other schools be used?

Yes, if the school is accredited and if the course is equivalent to our requirement. Check with a counselor to determine this. Bring transcripts to the counseling appointment. For more information about prerequisites, please review the Program Requirements How to Apply page.

How do I apply to Cabrillo College?

Visit the New Students area of the cabrillo web site: Apply and Register for Classes

How do I request an application to the Nursing Program?

For detailed information about applying to the Nursing Program, including the printable application forms, and the Application Checklist and Instructions, please go to the How to Apply page.

When does the program start?

The Nursing Program starts twice a year, every Fall and Spring semester.

Does a student need to meet with a counselor before applying?

It is highly recommended, but not required. Please call the counseling department at 479-6274 to make an appointment with a Cabrillo academic counselor.

Is there an Advanced Placement option in the Nursing Program?

Yes, for current LVN's and students transferring from other ADN programs there is the opportunity to enter our program as an advanced placement student. Positions are offered to advanced placement students on a space available basis.

How do I apply if I am an LVN ?

Please review the information on our web site about Advanced Placement before applying. Then you may download the application from our web site. .

Is California residency required for admission to the Nursing Program?

No.

Approximately how much time must one devote to the Nursing Program once enrolled?

Total hours, including study time, is approximately 60-65 hours per week.

Is there a counselor who specializes in assisting nursing students?

Yes, Please call the main counseling office at 831-479-6274 for an appointment with Sally Larter, the designated Nursing Program Counselor. You may also speak with Eva Acosta at the Watsonville Center at 831-477-5134.

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