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Nursing Program FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the deadline for applications?

For more information about our application process please click here: Application & Selection Information

The next application period is November 1, 2017-February 1, 2018 for entry in fall 2018 and spring 2019.

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

For students currenly on our wait list, please click here: Wait List Information

Estimated Cost of Program 2017-2018


Do I need to complete my prerequisites and general education courses before I apply?

Prerequisites must be completed before applying to the program. In process courses will be not be considered.

It is required that all science prerequisites (BIO 4, BIO 5 and BIO 6) be completed within six years of application to the program. Applicants are permitted to repeat prerequisites for a better grade provided the course was completed more than six years ago. A repeat petition must be signed by the Dean of the Division in which the course is offered before the course can be repeated.

All prerequisites and nursing courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.0 GPA) or better, except BIO 4, BIO5, and BIO 6. These courses must be completed with a combined GPA of 2.5 or better.


For more information about prerequisites please review ADN Program Prerequisites and Admission Requirements


It is recommended that all general education requirements be completed before entering the program.  Please refer to the Cabrillo College catalog for a list of these requirements. We recommend that you meet with a Cabrillo Nursing Academic Counselor to review your academic plan.


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 ADN Program Prerequisites and Admission Requirements

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 please go to our Application & Selection Information 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?

The Cabrillo College Nursing Program offers limited opportunities for advanced placement admission for LVNs, military personnel and students transferring from other nursing programs

Positions are offered to advanced placement students on a space available basis. For more information please visit our Advanced Placement webspage.

How do I apply if I am an LVN ?

Please review the information on our web site about Advanced Placement.

Is California residency required for admission to the Nursing Program?


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 to schedule an appointment with one of the nursingcounselors.

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