Applying to Nursing?

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Applications are accepted by appointment only. No Walk-ins will be accepted.
August 1 - September 15 for the September deadline, or
February 1 - March 15 for the March deadline.

All prerequisite courses must be completed (grades posted on transcript)

  • Math V03, V12, or 35(or higher level), Chemistry with lab, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, and Current CNA certification (or proof student passed the State exam - both written and skills)
    • 2.5 Overall GPA (all colleges attended)
    • 2.5 GPA in Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology
    • No more than one (1) repeat in either Anatomy, Physiology, or Microbiology 

Applications accepted by appointment only during August 1 - September 15 or February 1 - March 15 (If deadline falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted up through the next business day by appointment only).

  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges/universities attended must be on file with the Admissions and Records Office prior to completing the Nursing Application Appointment Pre-Screening form to get cleared to schedule an appointment (contact Admission and Records to see if on file) - transcripts from Ventura, Moorpark or Oxnard College not required. 

Official high school transcripts will be required only if using chemistry from high school to apply. 

If official transcripts are not on file, an appointment will not be made.


Go online to the Ventura College Nursing Science webpage (under application process and forms) and complete the Nursing Application Appointment Pre-Screening Form to get cleared to schedule an appointment with a Nursing Counselor to submit the Nursing Application (Please be aware that the appointments are scheduled 2 weeks in advance only.)


Go online to the Nursing Science webpage and download the Nursing Application.


On the day of your appointment please bring all of the following:

  • Completed Nursing Application
  • Current California CNA certification (or if you have not received the certification, results from the State exam showing passed both written and skills).
  • Completed Multi-Criteria Screening Supporting Documentation Form - ALL DOCUMENTATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION. If documentation is not submitted, no multicriteria points can be awarded at the time. 

Student will be allowed to schedule the ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Exam after the Nursing Application has be submitted to a Nursing Counselor (if all qualifying requirements are met).  Dates for the ATI TEAS exam are posted on the Nursing Science Webpage.

  • Student's applying for the Sept 15 application deadline must have the ATI TEAS completed by October 1. 
  • Student's applying for the March 15 application deadline must have the ATI TEAS completed by April 1. 

A downloadable and printable version of this page is available here.