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The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at Cabrillo College is a four-semester program and accepts students each fall and spring semester. We offer an Associates in Science in Nursing degree to prepare you to become a Registered Nurse and a Global Citizen Certificate of Completion. The degree prepares you for successful entry into the dynamic profession of nursing and requires 70-75 units. A recent program review revealed graduates’ median salary of $95,084.

The nursing faculty and staff are here to help you with your learning needs. All faculty have office hours and welcome student groups and individuals. Let us know what you need so we can help you to succeed!


The Cabrillo nursing program uses a multi-criteria selection process. In addition to meeting the prerequisite criteria, points are awarded according to various components of education, experience and background. The next application cycle will be February 1st-February 23rd, 2024 for the fall 2024 and spring 2025 semesters.

Please visit the Application Selection Information page for additional information and application materials.

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

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The Cabrillo College Associate Degree Program in Nursing, possessing the qualifications established by law and having satisfactorily complied with the rules and regulation of the California Board of Nursing Education and Nurse Registration, has been granted Accreditation to conduct a school of nursing in the State of California. Further information can be found at the California Board of Registered Nurses.

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