Prospective Student Admission Requirements

header-title-decorationProspective Student Admission Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

Los Angeles County Residency
  • Resident of Los Angeles County for one year immediately prior to admission
  • Residency requirement will be waived for veterans or their dependents.
  • U.S. high school graduate or equivalent
  • Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 in college academic courses, from a U.S. accredited college or university
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 “B” in required College science courses
  • Minimum grade of “C” in required prerequisite college courses (X = required course):
Application Period Effective Starting January 15, 2021
Semester Units Basic RN LVN-RN LVN-RN Option II
Theory Lab
1 Human Anatomy with Lab* 3 1 X X
2 Human Physiology with Lab* 3 1 X X


3 Microbiology with Lab * 3 1 X X


4 College English Composition 3 X X
5 Life Span Psychology (From infancy through old age) 3 X X
6 Sociology 3 X X
7 Humanities 3 X X
8 U.S. Political Science or U.S. History 3 X X
9 Speech 101 (Public Speaking) 3 X X
10 Physical Education (PE)/Kinesiology (KIN) (Physical Activity) 1 X X

*Science courses must be completed within 7 years prior to nursing program admission. Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Option II – No recency requirement

X = Required prerequisite courses.

Current ATI TEAS

  • Total score of 64.7% or above
  • TEAS may be repeated once to achieve the minimum required score
  • LVN Option II:  results are used for advisement only

Interview/Communication Assessment

  • Interview by invitation
  • Satisfactory completion and full credit on communication assessment


Final acceptance into the nursing program is contingent upon:

  • Satisfactory health status, as validated by a physician. Forms will be provided
  • Completion of all clearances:  criminal background and health
  • Evidence of a current Basic Life Support (BLS) card for Healthcare Providers issued by the American Heart Association (AHA).