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College of San Mateo's Nursing Program provides students with opportunities for learning at the College, local hospitals, and community health agencies. The program is fully accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Upon graduation, the candidate receives an Associate in Science degree in Nursing and is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX) examination. The graduate is also eligible to transfer to programs offering a bachelor's degree in nursing.


All Biology courses (Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology) must be completed with a grade of C or higher within the past FIVE years. All Biology courses have to be completed after January 1, 2015 for Fall 2020 admissions. Any courses completed prior to January 2015 will not be considered.

There is no recency on the following required prerequisite courses: Statistics, Chemistry, English, Psychology, Communication, and Sociology/Anthropology courses.

Prerequisite Change: Statistics is now required to apply. Intermediate Algebra will no longer be accepted beginning Fall 2020 admissions.

All applicants are now required to apply with a TEAS score (62% or higher required) or a HESI score (70% or higher required). The nursing department will accept either a TEAS score or HESI score for Fall 2020 applications.

Beginning Fall 2021 Admissions, a HESI score will only be accepted and the CSM Nursing Department will no longer accept a TEAS score.

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
2-year program leading to an associate's degree in Nursing
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)-to-RN Program
1-year program for current certified LVNs
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Applications open Jan. 2 and close Feb. 1 at 4 pm PST every year.

Contact Us

CSM Nursing 

Health & Wellness Building 5, Room 361
1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 574-6218
Monday-Thursday 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8 am - 12pm

Mandatory Information Session

All prospective applicants must attend one of the information session in person for the 2020 application period; no RSVP required:

All attendees are required to either:

1) have Internet access (i.e. personal phone or computer) during the workshop to download the Nursing Information Workshop packet or

2) download and print the following Nursing Information Workshop packet to personally bring in a copy to review with the presenter during the presentation. The CSM Nursing program will not be providing packets to Nursing Information Workshop attendees.

The packet will be thoroughly reviewed during the presentation - for this reason, please have access and/or bring a copy of the packet to the workshop. Thank you.

Information Workshop Packet