Registered Nursing Program

 College of the Canyons is a well-respected two-year registered nursing program that is approved by the State Board of Registered Nurses and accredited by the Accreditation Commission​ for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN, formerly NLNAC). It is designed to prepare the student for the responsibilities and knowledge required for the entry-level registered nurse. The successful nursing program graduate will qualify to receive a certificate of completion, an Associate Degree in Nursing, and take the national licensure examination to become a registered nurse.​

Want to apply to the RN Program? ​Plan to attend an information session!

Evidence of Public Posting of Accreditation Interest for NLN-CNEA



August 1 - 31,  2016​


Mid-Late September (9/19/16 - 9/30/16) status updates will be sent out via COC email

Friday, October 7, 2016 – ATI TEAS TEST DATE here at COC (invitation only) or deadline for Official submission of ATI TEAS results – first attempt only 

Mid-Late October (10/14/16 – 10/31/16) – Acceptances to the RN program will be sent via COC email

Friday, November 4 , 2016 -SAVE THE DATE – If accepted mandatory RN Student Orientation



Nursing Electives

Please read carefully.  It is possible students can be denied access to clinical sites and, therefore, be ineligible to progress in the nursing program.  Call the Nursing Department with any questions and/or for assistance.


SSN Requirements

NCLEX RN Pass Rates

Clinical Affiliates

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Application Procedures 

Not quite ready to apply? 

If you're still working on completing the nursing prerequisites and just want more information:
Are you ready to apply?
If you have finished all nursing prerequisites with available transcripts by the deadline, click here to start the application process.


Important Dates/Deadlines

Click Here for Detailed Timeline for Applications
Click Here for Nursing Program Application Checklist
On or before July 29, 2016: 
  • All required documents, including official transcripts due in Admission & Records (NOTE:  If possible, hand delivery will ensure timely receipt of your documents - see Application Checklist)
 June 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016:
  • Online Request for Nursing Prerequisite Evaluation (NOTE: Submission of this online Request for Nursing Prerequisite Evaluation serves only for application to the Nursing program. This is different than any transcript evaluation completed by a counselor or through Admissions and Records).
August 1, 2016 - August 31, 2016:
PLEASE NOTE:  All applicants can expect to receive the first email notification of application status by mid-September 2016.
  • Only eligible applicants will be invited to take the TEAS and will be assigned a date and time to test
    • Approximate testing date will be early October 2016  


Contact our Office Directly:


Julie Lutes or Allen Basallaje

Coordinator II, Mathematics, Sciences, and Health Professions


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The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic groups, identity, religion, sex, age, color, national origin, marital status, mental disability or physical disability including persons with AIDS/ARC/HIV in any of its policies, procedure, or practices. This nondiscrimination statement covers admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, the District's programs, services and activities.