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 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.

Program Description

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.

VC Nursing Faculty

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!

Accreditation Agencies

BRN Approval
Board of Registered Nursing
1747 North Market Boulevard, Suite 150
Sacramento, Ca. 95834-1924
Phone: (916) 322-3350

Mailing Address:
Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, Ca. 94244-2100



The Associate Degree nursing program at Ventura College located

in Ventura, California is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Ga. 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000   

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
Delta Lambda Chapter
7794 Grow Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32514
Phone: (877) 966-6236
Fax: (850) 484-8762



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.