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.
COVID-19 UPDATE (May 1, 2021) **All Fall 2022 admission documents/forms are currently being updated. Please check back by May 28 for updated materials to reflect Fall 2022 admissions. Thank you.
The CSM Nursing program is aware of the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has created in education, specifically concerning the prerequisite requirements for the program, and has made some temporary changes in policy to adapt to these conditions.
The nursing program will temporarily accept PASS grades and apply a point value of 2.75 to the PASS grade. This accommodation to the policy will be applied ONLY to the Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021 sessions for Fall 2022 Admissions. It is STRONGLY encouraged that, if given a choice, to select a letter grade option over the Pass/No-Pass option.
Online Science Courses
The Nursing program will temporarily accept online science prerequisite courses (Health Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology) with a lab component. This accommodation to the policy will be applied ONLY to the Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021 sessions. Although courses offered outside of the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) will be accepted, it is STRONGLY encouraged that, if given a choice, to take these courses within the SMCCCD over other courses offered outside of the District.
Beginning with Fall 2021 admission, a HESI score will ONLY be accepted.
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
Other helpful information sheets
Fall 2021 applicants will be notified May 2021 via email of the department's decisions.
Health & Wellness Building 5, Room 361
1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402
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Please do not contact the nursing department, faculty, staff, and counselor about your application status until decisions are made in May 2021.