We are following Safer-at-Home guidelines.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
Due to the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 vaccine mandates have been implemented in many institutions including clinical sites that our nursing students need to attend in order to fulfill the nursing program educational requirements. Due to these current events, please be aware that the majority of the clinical sites are requiring the COVID-19 vaccine in order to be able to go into their site and participate in clinicals. Some clinical sites are permitting religious and/or medical exemptions. Please have in mind that you might be required to be fully vaccinated in order to participate and fulfill the educational requirements unless there is an exemption option for such clinical site.
UPDATE: Change in Application Period Dates
Dates of application period for Spring admission changed from September 15th - 30th to September 1st - 15th and from February 14th - March 2nd to February 1st - February 15th for Fall admission.
Welcome to the SAC RN Program Website!
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at Santa Ana College (SAC) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The program is designed to qualify the student for the licensure examination and entry into practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). Additionally, completion of the ADN degree prepares a student to transfer to a four-year institution for completion of a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum follows the SAC Conceptual Framework for Nursing.
The Nursing Program Learning Outcome is: "The nursing graduate has completed the Registered Nursing Program and is able to function knowledgeably, safely, and effectively in nursing practice within a variety of health care settings and will be qualified for the licensing examination."
Have you been out of bedside nursing practice for some time? SAC Nursing Continuing Education has a course for you:
Nursing-Continuing Education - NCE 150
Fall 2021 Section #97813
*NCE 150 section # 97813 has been cancelled for the 2021
Fall semester. Please refer to the BRN website rn.ca.gov for other RN
Refresher courses available. Sorry about any inconvenience this may have caused
Due to the high volume of applications, we will
not be offering individual review of applications. If you were not selected,
you will receive an email letter stating why. Please do not call the nursing
office to discuss the application.
period for Spring 2022 will be from September 1st - September 15th*
Spring 2022 multi-criteria grid.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT/LVN-RN Entry NEWS:
The SAC Nursing Program is accepting
applications for advance placement to 2nd
and 4th semester only. See the Advanced Placement/LVN-RN Entry
Information page for directions.
The 3rd semester entry list is over 100 and, therefore, we are currently not
accepting any applications to 3rd
semester unless the prospective student works at St. Joseph Hospital of
Orange. Please contact Stacey Bass at Bass_Stacey@sac.edu for
questions. We will begin accept applications to 3rd semester when the entry
list decreases below 25 names.
Letters of "Continued Interest" will be emailed in May 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.
Website Updated 05/07/2021