ADN Programs San Francisco, CA

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There’s a wide range of possibilities for nurses who have earned their Associate Degree in Nursing. They can work with patients, infant and elderly, and those in between. They work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, doctors’ offices, and other health care facilities. The ADN degree provides a quick route to an attractive income, eligibility to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses to practice as a licensed nurse, and rewarding career caring for others.

The ADN curriculum includes fewer general education courses than the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, giving students the opportunity to complete the requirements in half the time and at a much lower cost. The education and clinical training acquired in the program set the foundation for advanced nursing degrees like the BSN and MSN.

Nurses administer medication, measure and record vital signs, collaborate with the health care team to care for patients, take health histories, provide counsel and health care education, and advocate for patients. The BSN prepared nurse might initially perform the same duties as the ADN prepared nurse but are afforded greater opportunities and expansion of their role due to a broader knowledge of management, evidence-based practice, and community care.

City College of San Francisco

The Registered Nursing (AS) program offered by City College of San Francisco is accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing and graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX of Registered Nurses. Candidates who pass the exam will qualify for entry-level positions as a registered nurse in various health facilities. The program includes instruction in applied nursing science and related life science courses along with clinical experiences in the San Francisco Bay Area. Graduates should be able to pass the NCLEX, identify as a member of the health team in delivering holistic care to patients, apply the principles of effective communication, demonstrate competencies in basic health care informatic, and apply technical skills to promote patients’ health.

Program Outline
Units: 54
Duration: 2 years
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:
Prerequisite courses – Human Anatomy, Introduction to Human Physiology, Introduction to Microbiology, Intro to Medical Chemistry, University Read & Composition, Probability and Statistics

General education courses – General Psychology, Introduction to Sociology or Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology, Elements of Public Speaking or Group Communication, or Basic Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication or Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Core courses – Fundamentals of Nursing, Pharmacology in Nursing, Nursing Skills Laboratory, Pharmacology in Nursing II, Basic Medical-Surgical Nursing, Nursing Skills Laboratory, Maternal and Newborn Care, Psychosocial Nursing, Nursing of Children, Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing, Trends and Issues in Nursing

Admission criteria:

  • Complete prerequisite courses with a grade C or better – Human Anatomy, Introduction to Human Physiology, Introduction to Microbiology, Intro to Medical Chemistry, University Read & Composition, Probability and Statistics
  • Submit documentation of immunization against MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Tdap, Influenza and negative TB test
  • Complete a physical exam, including color blond screening within 3 months prior to the first day of admission. The exam must be completed by a MD, DO, FNP or PA
  • Complete a criminal background check to CastleBranch by the stated deadline.
  • Submit for urine drug screening via CastleBranch
  • Must have a valid social security number
  • Complete an application for admission to the College at the Registrar’s Office and obtain a City College of San Francisco student ID number
  • Submit official transcripts of all college courses completed. Must list the final grades of all prerequisites, general education and nursing courses completed
  • Submit Placement Test Waivers for English if the applicant has satisfied the college’s requirements with the SAT or Advanced Placement scores
  • Take and pass the ATI TEAS with an overall composite score of 62%

Program Cost:
The cost of tuition and health fees is $1,696 per year for resident students. Students must cover costs for additional expenses include registration, student health fees, books, supplies, criminal background check, CPR requirement, Health Screening, immunization, uniforms, graduation pin, and liability insurance. The program is eligible for financial aid.

Website: https://www.ccsf.edu/en/educational-programs/school-and-departments/school-of-health-and-physical-education/registered_nursing.html
Address: 50 Frida Kahlo Way, San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone: 415-239-3000
Fax: (415) 239-3989
Email: nursingdepartment@ccsf.edu
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 92.31%

Merritt College

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program offered by Merritt College is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. It is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a Registered Nursing. The curriculum covers applied nursing sciences, social/behavioral sciences, and clinical experiences in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Students will learn how to apply principles of teaching, learning, and homeostasis in patient care, use the nursing process to be an effective member of the health team, communicate effectively with clients and health team members, and assume responsibility for personal and professional growth. Graduates will receive an AS degree in Nursing and will be eligible to take the NCLEX for registered nurses. The program is open for admission once per year. Licensed vocational nurses may be eligible for the LVN-to-RN program. A valid LVN license must be presented in the application process.

Program Outline
Units: 81-82
Duration: 2 years
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:
Prerequisite courses – Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, Microbiology, Composition and Reading

General education courses – Intermediate Algebra, Composition and Reading or Critical Thinking and Writing, Introduction to General Psychology, Introduction to Sociology or Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology, Interpersonal Communication Skills, Ethics Studies Requirement, Computer Literacy Requirement

Core courses – Fundamentals in Nursing: Beginning Principles of Health Care, Perinatal Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing: Disruption in Homeostasis, Leadership and Management, Ethics and Law, Calculation of Drug Dosages for Health Professionals, Pharmacology in Nursing, Nutrition and Diet Therapy in Nursing

Admission criteria:

  • Must have graduated from an accredited high school or have passed the GED or equivalent
  • Complete all prerequisite courses before applying for admission to the program
  • Complete all English coursework with a 2.0 GPA or above
  • Complete Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology with a 2.5 GPA or above
  • Applicants must have a cut score of 80% or higher
  • Achieve a passing score on the TEAS exam
  • Complete all pre-nursing coursework with satisfactory scores
  • Submit a recent physical exam certifying good physical health – within 6 months
  • Must have current CPR (Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider) certification from the American Heart Association
  • Show proof of positive titers for Varicella, MMR, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B tests
  • Show evidence of negative TB test
  • Complete satisfactory criminal background check and drug screening

Program Cost:
The estimated cost of attendance is $7,000 for the first year and $2,000 for the second year.  The cost includes books, uniforms, supplies, ATI testing package, and fees. Other costs not included are physical exam. CPR certification, ATI testing, background check, drug testing, and transport to and from the clinical facilities. The program is eligible for financial aid.

Website: https://www.merritt.edu/wp/nurs/degrees/
Address: 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland, CA 94619
Phone: (510) 531-4911
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 100%

College of San Mateo

Students enrolled in the Registered Nursing program at San Mateo College will have opportunities to learn on campus, at local hospitals, and other related health facilities. The clinical experiences commence in the first semester and are coordinated to reinforce to classroom theory. Graduates will receive an Associate in Science degree and will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure and employment in hospitals, clinics, labs, personal care facilities, and government agencies. They will be able to apply nursing methods, procedures, and protocols in care, use nursing theory and skills to provide care, use critical thinking and independent judgment to determine actions, prioritize care, and collaborate with patients, clients and caregivers.

Program Outline
Units: 78.5-79.5
Duration: 2 years
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:
Prerequisite courses – Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra I, Intermediate Algebra II, Health Science Chemistry I, General Microbiology, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Composition and Reading, General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology, Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication

Core courses – Introduction to Nursing, Concepts of Homeostasis in Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Maternity and Reproductive Health Nursing, Nursing Skills Lab II, Psychiatric Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing, Nursing Skills Lab III, Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing, Leadership/Management in Nursing, Nursing Skills Lab IV, Open Lab for Nursing 211/212, Open Lab for Nursing 221/222, Open Lab for Nursing 231/232, Open Lab for Nursing 241/242

Admission criteria:

  • Must have graduated from an accredited high school or have passed the GED or equivalent
  • Complete all prerequisite courses before applying for admission to the program
  •  Must have a 2.5 GPA in prerequisites and 2.5 GPA in Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology
  • Attend a mandatory Nursing Information Workshop
  • Verify that all completed coursework meets CSM prerequisites using the nursing articulation grid
  • Submit an application for admission
  • Achieve a passing score on the TEAS exam. Must earn a score of 62% on the ATI TEAS or a composite score of 70% on the HESI
  • Taking NURS 666 is recommended
  • Complete the general education requirements before applying to the program
  • Must have current CPR (Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider) certification from the American Heart Association
  • Show proof of positive titers for Varicella, MMR, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B tests
  • Show evidence of a negative TB test
  • Complete satisfactory criminal background check and drug screening

Program Cost:
The estimated cost of attendance is $8,000 for the first year and $7,000 for the second year.  The cost includes books, uniforms, supplies, and fees. The cost for a criminal background check, CPR certification, immunization, ATI testing, and transport to and from the clinical facilities is not included. The program is eligible for financial aid.

Website: https://www.collegeofsanmateo.edu/nursing/
Address: 1700 W. Hillsdale Boulevard, San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: (650) 574-6161
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 97.87%

Chabot College

Chabot College’s Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and leads to an Associate in Arts Degree. Students will learn how to use knowledge unique to nursing to deliver health care in acute, chronic, or community health settings, use computer literacy in health care delivery to respond to rapid changes in information technology, use critical thinking skills in making decisions related to the management of care for groups, and demonstrate professionalism within the ethical and legal framework of nursing. Graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN and will have technical skills and knowledge to advance nursing science and influence changes in various sectors of the health care system.

Program Outline
Units: 80-91
Duration: 2 years
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:
Prerequisite courses – Human Anatomy with Lab, Human Physiology with Lab, Microbiology with Lab, General Psychology, Principles of Sociology, Critical Reading and Composition, Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Core courses – Fundamentals of Nursing Practice, Nursing Care for Patients and Infectious Disease, Clinical Nutrition, Gerontological Nursing, Fluid and Electrolytes, Maternity Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Pathophysiology, Physical Assessments, Adult Health I, Pharmacology for Professional Nurses, Mental Health Nursing, Intravenous Therapy, Adult Health II, Adult Health III

Admission criteria:

  • Complete the prerequisite courses with a satisfactory score. Applicants may receive only one C in science courses
  • Submit an application for admission to Chabot College
  • Attend a mandatory nursing program information meeting
  • Request all official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Take and pass the ATI TEAS with a score of 62% or higher. An official copy of the results must be submitted with the program application.
  • Submit an application to the nursing program by January 31st
  • Submit a background check by social security number
  • Pass a drug screening. Positive results will result in dismissal from the program
  • Submit documentation of current immunizations – MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, TB test, Tdap

Program Cost:
The approximate cost of the program is $7,000 which includes enrollment fees, books, uniforms, shoes, medical examination, background check, drug screen, and testing fees.  Financial aid is available.

Website: https://www.chabotcollege.edu/nursing/registered-nurse-program.php
Address: 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545
Phone: (510) 723-6600
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 100%

College of Marin

College of Marin’s Registered Nursing program prepares adults for entry into the nursing profession. The program’s emphasis on patient-centered care, informatics, professionalism, evidence-based practice, collaboration, clinical judgment, and safety also provides a foundation for advanced nursing studies. The program includes clinical experiences, which may be scheduled during the day, evening, and weekend. Graduates will be prepared for a role as a care provider across the health care continuum, as managers of care, and as active members of the nursing profession. They will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN to qualify for licensure and employment as a registered nurse.

Program Outline
Units: 68
Duration: 4 semesters
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:
Prerequisite courses – Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, English, Chemistry, Introduction to Psychology, Communication Skills, Behavioral/Social Skills

Core courses – Success in RN Program, Fundamentals of Nursing, Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical Lab, Clinical Application Laboratory I, Clinical Application Laboratory II, Medical Surgical Nursing I, Medical Surgical Nursing I Clinical Lab, Pharmacology I , Medical Surgical Nursing II, Medical Surgical Nursing II Clinical Lab, Clinical Application Laboratory III, Maternal Child Nursing A, Maternal Child Nursing A Clinical Lab, Maternal Child Nursing B, Maternal Child Nursing B Clinical Lab

Admission criteria:

  • Must be 18 years old on or before the first day of class
  • Must have graduated high school or equivalent
  • Must establish residency – if applicable
  • Meet with a counselor to determine math and English placement
  • Complete the prerequisite courses with a grade C or better before applying to the nursing program – Chemistry, Anatomy, English, Microbiology, Physiology
  • Must have a valid social security number
  • Submit a completed application to the nursing program
  • Take the ATI TEAS and achieve a minimum score of 62%
  • Complete a Criminal Background Clearance
  • Complete mandatory drug screening
  • Submit immunization records via an online platform

Program Cost:
The estimated cost for tuition and fees is $4,158. Books and supplies will cost an additional $4,265. Financial aid is available.

Website: http://workforce.marin.edu/cte_course/registered-nursing/
Address: 835 College Ave., Kentfield, CA 94904
Phone: (415) 457-8811
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 95.24%