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The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a two-year program designed to prepare students for employment as a Registered Nurse, providing direct care to patients. Graduates receive an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing. The program is approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. Students who complete the curriculum are qualified to take the NCLEX-RN examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Before applying, prerequisite courses must be completed, students must have an overall GPA in the core science prerequisites of at least a 2.5 in (Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology) with no grade less than “C”. The applicant is limited to one repeat in any of the science courses to improve the grade. In addition, you must meet the cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the General Education courses.
|BIOL 125||Human Anatomy w/Lab||4|
|BIOL 222||Microbiology w/Lab||5|
|BIOL 226||Human Physiology w/Lab||4|
CHEM 110 is a prerequisite to BIOL 222 and BIOL 226 and meets the Rio Hondo College Associate Degree Program requirement for a natural science with lab.
REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES- The Health Science and Nursing Division strongly recommend that students complete as many general education courses before admission to the Associate Degree Program. You must also complete the appropriate assessment test in Math 70 and Reading 23, or must provide a 2yr. degree or 4yr. degree from a regionally accredited institution for course clearance. Click here for information on Counseling Advisement Sheet
PREREQUISITE REQUIRED – by permission from the Health Science and Nursing Division only. Students who are accepted to the program will be admitted to ADN151. This course is a prerequisite for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program 1st semester ADN150 course with a “C” or better.
|ADN151,||Clinical Nursing Concepts||2|
|ADN151L,||Clinical Nursing Concepts Lab||2|
Applicants who are interested in the Nursing Programs should attend a Nursing Information Session to discuss prerequisites, general education requirements, assessment tests, and the application/selection process. Click here for Nursing Information Flyer
Follow these steps IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER to ensure you have completed the application process thoroughly and accurately. Be sure to read the entire checklist to ensure eligibility. All deadlines must be met. Applicants who submit incomplete applications or who are missing any required documentation, will be automatically ineligible.
(NOTE: Applying online to RIO HONDO COLLEGE serves as admission to the college not as admission to the Nursing Programs.)
8/27/18 – 10/01/18, Spring 2019
2/25/19 – 3/08/19, Summer 2019
How to Apply:
- Apply to Rio Hondo College to obtain Student Identification Number (ID).
- Submit Official Transcripts to Admissions and Records. All transcripts must be sent directly to Admissions and will ONLY be accepted by colleges or educational institutions.
- Complete ATI TEAS (new version) with passing score of 62 % or higher.
- Submit Nursing Application to the Health Science and Nursing Division (S206), along with required documentation from the nursing checklist and official copy of ATI TEAS score by the deadline date. click here for nursing application
- Transcripts from another country must be evaluated from a NACES approved agency and sent directed to Admissions and Records by the company. Click here for a list of Foreign Transcript Evaluation Agencies
Admissions and Records address:
Rio Hondo College
Admissions and Records
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
APPLICATION / SELECTION PROCESS:
Acceptance to the Associate Degree Nursing Program will be based on selection criteria which includes the following; (Course work must be completed with in the last 7 years)
1. All science courses completed with a grade of “C” or better, science GPA 2.5 or higher within 7 years
2. Overall cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher
3. Rio Hondo College I.D. number
4. Social Security Card (attach copy)
5. Completion of English 101 with a grade “C” or better
6. Reading Proficiency– met by either passing appropriate assessment, or must have a 2 year or 4 year degree from a regionally accredited institution. Click here for catalog information
7. Math Proficiency– met by either passing appropriate assessment test for Math 70, or must have a 2 year or 4 year degree from a regionally accredited institution. Click here for catalog information
8. High school diploma (copy), high school transcripts (official or unofficial), or GED equivalency
9. Official College Transcripts (must be sent to Admissions & Records, directly from college to college)
10. ATI TEAS- Must be completed prior to applying. Students must pass current version of ATI TEAS test with a score of 62% or higher on the first attempt, or wait 365 days from the 1st attempt and retest with a score of 62% or higher, or retest in less than 365 days with a score of 62% higher and show evidence of completed remediation plan. Please send ATI TEAS Score electronically to RHC through www.atitesting.com. For ATI TEAS Exam Schedule, please contact the Health Science and Nursing Division at 562-463-3758 or 562-908-3421. Space is LIMITED!
11. Recommendation- compete all other GE’s (general education courses) prior to applying
Proof of graduation from an accredited high school in the U.S.A. by transcript, diploma, or official evaluation; or Associate or Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of
higher education in the U.S.A.; or documentation of passing score on the GED (General Education Development) exam.
If you graduated from high school and/or college in another country, please have your transcripts evaluated by a private International Evaluation service. Official documents should be sent to Rio Hondo College Admissions and Records office.
SELECTION is also based on the Multi-criteria points system in the following areas:
1. Cumulative Science GPA
2. Other College Degrees
3. Current Health Care Work Experience and/or Volunteer Experience
4. Current Medical/Nursing certificates/licenses
5. Life Experience
6. Other Language Proficiency (read, write, and speak)
7. ATI Results
*Applicants with the highest points will be selected. Should several applicants have the same points, then they will be selected at random.
*Once applicants are provisionally selected, each applicant is required to complete a background check using the Certified Background system.
* All applicants must meet the health and physical requirements, in order to complete required clinical hours. Click here for health & physical requirements
*For Patient safety all selected applicants must be able to hear and see with assisted devices.
Students applying to the ADN Program are required to take and pass the ATI TEAS test (Test of Essential Academic Skills) with a 62% or higher on the first attempt. If the applicant has failed ATI TEAS test, the applicant must show evidence of successful remediation before retesting or wait 365 days until their next retest attempt. Students who have taken the ATI TEAS test at Rio Hondo College and failed are eligible for remediation. Please see the Dean of Health Science and Nursing for remediation plan.
Board of Registered Nursing requires a valid social security number to apply for an RN license. “The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) will no longer accept applications that do not contain a U.S. Social Security Number. The Nursing Practice Act provides for a unified examination and licensing application. Once an applicant passes the examination, a license is automatically issued. Under these circumstances the BRN cannot accept applications for the examination and licensure without a U.S. social security number. Pursuant to Section 30 (c) of the Business and Professions code the board may not process any applicant for licensure unless the applicant provides a U.S. social security number” (BRN Website).
Program Facility Requirements:
95% of the hospital facilities utilized by Rio Hondo College nursing programs require students to have a social security number to participate in clinical rotations scheduled in their facilities. It is not possible to progress through the entire nursing program if the student does not have a social security number. Thus a social security number is required to complete the course work in the nursing programs at Rio Hondo College due to facility requirement. The nursing program must meet these facility requirements in order to be in compliance with contractual agreements with the hospitals.
FIRST YEAR-FALL SEMESTER – FIRST YEAR-SPRING SEMESTER –
|FIRST YEAR-FALL SEMESTER|
|Medical/Surgical Nursing I
Medical/Surgical Nursing I Lab
|FIRST YEAR-SPRING SEMESTER|
|Nursing Process: Childbearing Family/Women's Health
Nursing Process: Childbearing Family/Women's Health Lab
|Nursing Process: Applied to the Care of Children
Nursing Process: Applied to the Care of Children Lab
SECOND YEAR-FALL SEMESTER – SECOND YEAR-SPRING SEMESTER –
|FIRST YEAR-FALL SEMESTER|
|Medical /Surgical II
Medical /Surgical II Lab
|Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Lab
|SECOND YEAR-SPRING SEMESTER|
|Nursing Process: Medical/Surgical Nursing III
Nursing Process: Medical/Surgical Nursing III Lab
|Leadership and Management in Nursing
Leadership and Management in Nursing Lab