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The Associate Degree program is a 2-year full-time program that includes theory and clinical courses.Los Angeles City College accepts 20-40 Nursing students for enrollment every Fall and Spring. Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available openings, a simple lottery will be implemented.

Clinical experiences will include the opportunity for students to participate in nursing care and treatments of clients in hospitals and other health care facilities. Once admitted, this program is designed to be completed in four semesters for non- licensed candidates.

NCLEX-RN Exam Students will be eligible to apply for and take the NCLEX- RN examination upon graduation. The Board of Registered Nursing may deny licensure on such grounds as being convicted of a crime, acts of dishonesty, fraud or deceit, or other reasons. Persons impaired by alcohol, drug abuse, and emotional illness are expected to voluntarily seek diagnosis and treatment for any suspected illness.

Additional Requirements of the RN Program for graduation:

  • Math 125 or higher is required for graduation.
  • Graduation from an accredited U.S. High School or equivalent or graduation from an accredited U.S. College or university or equivalent.
  • If students received their high school diploma from a foreign country and/or are requested equivalency of foreign college credits to fulfill prerequisites, the transcripts must be evaluated for equivalency by an LACC approved agency.
  • Students must also meet health and other requirements mandated by the program and affiliating hospitals and/or clinical prior to entry.
  • Satisfactory score on the admission assessment test. (Contact Nursing Department for details.)
  • Completion of all of the graduation requirements of LACC.
  • Satisfactory “cut score” of 80 or higher based on the Chancellor’s Validation Study.

Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure

Students are eligible to apply for and take the NCLEX-RN examination.