Changes to Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for students with B.S. degrees or Higher

The composite general education GPA of students with Bachelor’s degrees or higher will be calculated solely from the following required general education prerequisites:
        (1)   English 101
        (2)   Sociology 100 or Anthropology 102
        (3)   Communication Studies 100 or 111
If a student completed a Bachelor’s degree without either of the above listed prerequisites, they will be required to take them for purposes of applying to the nursing program and NCLEX eligibility. 


 What this means:

• Assembly Bill 1559 mandated California registered nursing schools to develop criteria for determination of who will be accepted into their programs

• SBVC has developed a system based on a template developed by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office

•The new admission procedure for entrance to the nursing program has been adopted by the SBCCD

• New admission to the program is competitively based on a points system

• Maximum number of points that can be assigned is 100, according to the following five categories:

1. Academic Degrees; Relevant Certificates

2. Grade Point Average

3. Life Experiences or Special Circumstances

4. Proficiency in language other than English (American Sign Language or Spanish) as evidenced by appropriate level of college coursework. See Point System for Admission Sheet* below for details.

5. HESI Exam- Change to HESI Exam requirement beginning Fall 2014


* Please see Point System for Admission for further information 

 Other Important information:

Students may no longer “defer” to a later semester when accepted into the program

Students MUST have a valid social security number to be admitted to the nursing program

Students are recommended to attend a Information meeting for more upt to date information