MAJOR CHANGES IN PROCESS FOR ADMISSION SELECTION, TEAS EXAM, CHEMISTRY PREREQUISITE AND SCIENCE COURSES “RECENCY”
These changes do not apply to students on the current waitlist as of 12/1/2022, provided they remain on the waitlist until they are admitted.
**Effective February 1-28th 2023 application cycle (for Fall 2023 admission)**
No new applicants will be added to the existing Nursing Waitlist. The entering class will be selected on the basis of available openings in the order determined by the student’s ranking on the multi-criteria screening (50% of class) and based on the existing Waitlist order (50% of class). Each qualified applicant, when selected, must decide to enter the class or decline admission or request a deferment. Deferment will not be an option for new applicants. New qualified applicants that decline admission or who are not selected for admission, WILL NOT be placed on a waitlist and must reapply again during the next application period. Please note that a new application must include all new documentation as any old documents will not be saved.
**Effective August 1 – 31st 2023 application cycle for Spring 2024 admission)**
The Ventura College Nursing Program will utilize the first attempt on ATI TEAS 7 only for eligibility. Please be aware that students are allowed only two (2) attempts on the TEAS exam (ATI TEAS version 7).
**Effective February 1-28th 2024 application cycle (for Fall 2024 admission)**
- High school chemistry will no longer be accepted to fulfill the Nursing Prerequisite requirement – students must complete a college chemistry course with a corresponding lab
- A seven year recency requirement for Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology will be instituted for both Generic and Advanced Placement applicants
Associate Degree in Nursing
The mission of the Ventura College School of Nursing is to provide student-centered learning, and prepare compassionate, competent, and safe professional nurses for our diverse community that is consistent with our organization values and nursing framework.
The nursing program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and received national accreditation from the Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing, Inc. Upon completion of the Associate Degree program in Nursing , students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse. The student must have fulfilled all requirements as defined by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. Students who choose not to complete the degree requirements are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination after completion of content required for licensure. Please be advised that not all states recognize registered nurses who choose this option. Please contact the ADN program director for additional information.
Degrees and Certificates Offered
Ventura College offers a two year associate degree in nursing (ADN) through the School of Nursing and Allied Health. Learning opportunities consistent with the requirements of the California Board of Registered Nursing are provided and are based on our program's philosophy and objectives. The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). As of August 2013, the program has gained national accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Accreditation by the ACEN is an independent choice by Ventura College and validates that the nursing program meets higher standards of nursing education. Nursing is a vocational program leading to completion of an associate degree, to licensure and /or to transfer.
Ventura College Nursing Program Brochure
In 2012, the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing established the OADN (Organization for Associate Degree Nursing) Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. Since the origination, many charters have been created throughout the state of California!
In March 2016, Ventura College School of Nursing became a charter of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society. We are proud to be chartered as the Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Delta Nu. Students are recognized for excellence in academics and professional behavior maintaining criteria of a GPA of 3.0 or higher in each nursing course.
We are pleased to announce that Ventura College is currently only the second chapter to be chartered in the state of California!
The Associate Degree nursing program at Ventura College located
in Ventura, California is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Fax: (404) 975-5020
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for
the associate degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding the program at
OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society
Information on this website is subject to frequent change: As our college and programs evolve, we are continually reevaluating how we can best serve our students while still fulfilling the needs of our local health care community. With such reevaluations, change is inevitable. We strive to notify our students and the community of any changes in our policies and practices as quickly as possible.