Nursing at College of San Mateo - Overview
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Nursing

Overview

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 (July 21, 2020)


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.

Pass/No-Pass Grading

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 and Fall 2020 sessions. 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 (Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology and  Microbiology) with a lab component. This accommodation to the policy will be applied ONLY to the Spring 2020, Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 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. 

HESI/TEAS Scores

Beginning with Fall 2021 admission, 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

Other helpful information sheets

Applications open on NursingCAS.org on December 1, 2020 and close February 1, 2021, at midnight Eastern Time.

Contact Us


CSM Nursing

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