Nursing Program FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

For more information about our application process please click here: Application and Selection Information. The Cabrillo College Nursing Program will accept applicants for fall 2023 and spring 2024 from February 15th until March 15th, 2023.

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. The Cabrillo College Nursing Program will now accept the highest grade for all the Nursing science prerequisites, (Bio 4, Bio 5 and Bio 6) regardless of when they were taken, as long as the courses have been taken within 6 years of application to the program.

The Cabrillo College Nursing Program will also accept the highest grade for English 1A, regardless of when it was taken.

Students wanting to repeat courses passed with a C or better at Cabrillo College, must file a petition to repeat and meet the repeatability criteria stated in the Cabrillo College catalog.

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.

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.

For detailed information about applying to the Nursing Program please go to our Application Selection Information page.

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

We request that you meet with an Academic Counselor before applying if you have taken prerequisites at other colleges to be sure that they meet Cabrillo's Nursing prerequisite requirements. A counselor may also help you determine if you meet the minimum multicriteria points required. Please call the counseling department at 479-6274 to make an appointment with a Cabrillo academic counselor.

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 webpage. Advanced placement applications are accepted year round.

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


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

Yes, please call the main counseling office at (831) 479-6274 to schedule an appointment with one of the nursing counselors.