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Entry List for Advanced Placement and LVN-RN Programs & Information

Advance placement in the program may be granted to those students with certain prior experience, vocational nursing, registered nursing education or equivalent. An individual appointment with the Program Director or designee is required to determine appropriate placement.

Advance placement applications, known as the Prerequisite Verification Forms, are being accepted for second and fourth semesters, on an on-going basis, anytime of the year.

​Applications (Prerequisite Verification Forms) for the entry list to third semester (advanced placed, LVN-to-RN, and 30 unit option) have not been accepted since July 2011, due to the length of the list. However, effective July 1, 2015, applications (Prerequisite Verification Forms) will be accepted from St. Joseph Hospital and Home Health LVNs working as LVNs. (See process for placement).


Potential students who have a letter from the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN): 

If you have a letter from the BRN indicating you need to take courses requiring obstetric and/or pediatric and psychiatric content, please contact the Health Sciences/Nursing Office to make an appointment to discuss procedures.

If you have a letter from the BRN indicating you need to take courses requiring ONLY psychiatric content, you will need to contact a different Nursing Program as Santa Ana College's Nursing Program is not accepting new students to the third semester which is where the psychiatric content is placed in the curriculum.

If you have a letter from the BRN indicating you need to take courses requiring medical/surgical content (regardless if other content is needed or not), you will need to complete the entire Nursing Program; therefore, you would need to apply through the multi-criteria admission process and be selected to enter the program as any other applicant. Please see the multi-criteria admission process information in the First Semester Entry Information link.


Advanced Placement/LVN-RN Students:

Letters of "Continued Interest" will be mailed every April to every prospective student on the entry lists. If a student does not respond to the letter by the stated deadline, the student's name will be removed from the entry list.

PLEASE NOTE: All advance-placed students/LVN-RN students are required to pass a diagnostic assessment test. Santa Ana College utilizes the Test of Essentials Academic Skills (TEAS). Please view TEAS document, for more details (specifically for Advanced Placed/LVN-RN students).

In order to be eligible to enter the program when space is available, you will be required to pass TEAS Version V or ATI TEAS with a 62% or higher, if you have not already done so. All Santa Ana College requirements regarding the timing of the TEAS test must be met.

Process for placement on the Nursing Entry List as an Advanced-Placement Student:

1. You must become a student at SAC or SCC by completing a college application and obtaining a Student ID Number (call Admissions and Records at 714/564-6005 for college application questions).
    • If you wish to be advanced placed you are required to meet with the program director. Please call the Health Sciences/Nursing Office at 714/564-6825 to make an appointment.
    • A student's name is placed on only one semester's entry list, to be determined by the Program Director.

2. Attending a Nursing Information Orientation given by the SAC Counseling Department (which can be reached at 714/564-6103) is suggested.

3. Eligibility for placement on the Nursing Entry List is based upon completion of prerequisite classes. The prerequisites are:

Anatomy (Biology 239)
Human Physiology (Biology 249)
Health Microbiology (Biology 139) {General Microbiology (Biology 229) is accepted}
Freshman Composition (English 101/101H)
    • Science courses must have been completed within seven (7) years prior to the student being added to the entry list.
    • All students must submit their official high school transcripts to Admissions and Records.
    • If you have completed any courses at another college, you must submit official transcripts to Admissions and Records.
    • Effective Fall 2011, the completed prerequisites must be passed with at least a "C" and require an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.
4. Once the prerequisites have been completed, a Nursing Prerequisite Verification form (Nursing Application) can be picked up from the Health Sciences/Nursing Office in room R-213, located on the second floor of Russell Hall, or obtained online here. Complete the application and return it to R-213 in person or mail it to:
Santa Ana College
Nursing Department
1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
    • THERE IS NO SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR ADVANCED PLACED NURSING APPLICATIONS. AS OF JUNE 30, 2011, WE DO NOT ACCEPT 3RD SEMESTER, LVN-RN, AND 30-UNIT LVN OPTION APPLICATIONS DUE TO THE EXTENSIVE LENGTH OF THE ENTRY LIST FOR THOSE STUDENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. However, effective July 1, 2015, applications (Prerequisite Verification Forms) will be accepted from St. Joseph Hospital and Home Health LVNs working as LVNs.
    • All students who have had their prerequisites verified are placed on the appropriate list in the order in which the completed prerequisite verification forms were received.
    • Due to many students completing their prerequisites at other colleges, the verification process can be prolonged. You will be notified by letter after you have been placed on the Entry List.
    • Once a student is placed on the list, if there are any changes in address, name and/or phone number, the student must notify the Health Sciences/Nursing Office in writing. If we are unable to contact you by phone and/or mail, your name will be removed from the Entry List. Additionally, it is the student's responsibility to notify the college of those same changes.

 5. Advanced-Placement/LVN-RN students are required to complete the Role Transition course, N-RN 200*. You will be notified when space is available for you to take N-RN 200.

6. Once the Role Transition course, N-RN 200, and TEAS Version V / ATI TEAS test are successfully completed, you will be notified when space is available in the appropriate semester for entry into the Nursing Program.

    • The Role Transition course, N-RN 200 is required prior to entering the appropriate semester. The Role Transition course has content about the conceptual framework, concept mapping, roles of the nurse, communication, fluid and electrolytes, and with testing of skills and nursing knowledge. Students will be contacted as to when to take the Role Transition course.

How students are chosen from the list:

1. Students who have completed Role Transition and TEAS Version V / ATI TEAS are eligible to enter the program and will be notified when space is available in the program.

2. Space is created because a student from the previous semester has not progressed for some reason or additional funding is available.

3. Re-Entry students are given priority. If space is still available, students will be notified in the order placed on the entry list AND once Role Transition and TEAS testing are completed.

4. Space may be available in the Traditional and/or ECP Programs.

Important things to consider for entry into the program:

  • Once a student is placed on the list, if there are any changes in address, name and/or phone number, the student must notify the Health Sciences/Nursing Office in writing. If we are unable to contact you by phone and/or mail, your name will be removed from the Entry List. Additionally, it is the student's responsibility to notify the college of those same changes.
  • Students have only ONE chance to deny entrance into the program and remain where they currently are on the list. A second denial will result in the student being placed at the bottom of the list. A third denial will result in the student being removed from the list.
  • Students who obtain an LVN license while on the 2nd semester waitlist will be automatically moved to the bottom of our 3rd semester waitlist as 3rd semester is the entry point for LVN's. A new prerequisite verification form will need to be submitted along with a copy of the LVN License. The Role Transition course, N-RN 200, is required prior to entering the program.
  • STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM OFF-CAMPUS CLINICAL SITES.
  •  **Please note** This is considered a full-time program. Students are advised to limit outside employment. Excessive work schedules combined with family and school commitments may contribute to being unsuccessful in the program.

Current Advanced Placement/LVN Entry Lists:

  SAC Nursing 2ND Semester Waitlist (as of 09/02/2016)

  SAC Nursing 3RD Semester Waitlist (as of 08/17/2016)

  SAC Nursing 4TH Semester Waitlist (as of 09/02/2016)   

To make it easier to find your place on the list, you can use your "Find" command on your computer. This is done by using Ctrl F (PC users) or Apple F (MAC users) when the Entry List page is displayed. Your student ID number may be a 9-digit, 7-digit, or a 6-digit number. 

If your ID is 7 digits, enter it as one number, for example: XXXXXXX.

 

​​​Webpage Updated 09/20/2016.

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