Health Science & Nursing Division
Psychiatric Technician to Associate Degree Nursing Program
The Psychiatric-Technician to Associate Degree Nursing Program is a program designed to prepare the Psych Tech for employment as a Registered Nurse, providing direct care to patients. Program length is dependent upon result of ADN 151 / ADN 151L challenge. Graduates earn an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, and are qualified to take the NCLEX-RN examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse. The program is approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing.
To acquire the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, students must complete one of the following GE patterns in addition to the nursing curriculum: Rio Hondo College General Education and Proficiency requirements, California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE), or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
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. Applicants may also make an appointment with the Counseling Department at 562-908-3410 to discuss individual situations.
Psychiatric Technician to ADN Application Information
There is one application filing period each year:
August 11, 2023 – August 25, 2023, Spring 2024 Start
Applicants can prepare for the filing period by following the steps below.
Effective September 27, 2022, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on September 27, 2024.