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Generic RN & LVN-RN Prerequisites

PREREQUISITE COURSES

The following courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better in order to be eligible to apply: 

  1. Human Anatomy* 
  2. Human Physiology*
  3. Microbiology*
  4. General Psychology
  5. Freshman English
  6. Eligibility for Intermediate Algebra

Applicants with a combined total of more than one (1) repeat in Anatomy, Physiology, or Microbiology will be considered ineligible.

Grades of W, C‐, D or F are considered repeats.

Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology must be completed within the last 7 years. Science courses older than 7 years must be repeated. These courses must include labs and total 14 semester units (or 21 quarter units). In the event these courses are equivalent but there are insufficient units, only a college Chemistry course with lab will be used to make up the deficiency. 

Courses for Prospective R.N. Students (pdf)

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER 

Possession of a Social Security number is required by the California State Board of Registered Nursing for licensure. You must bring the original Social Security card for verification; we will return the original card to you after verification. Copies will not be accepted for verification. Other acceptable forms of Social Security verification include the first page of your most recent tax return or your W-2 form; these documents will be returned to you.

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

Applicants without a college degree posted on their transcript must submit proof of high school completion as required by the California State Board of Registered Nursing for licensure. If you have a college degree, proof of completion of high school is not needed. 

If high school was completed in the United States, you may choose to submit proof of completion using one of the two ways listed below: 

  1. One official high school/GED transcript, OR
  2. Submit a copy of your diploma and bring your original diploma for verification

If high school was completed outside the United States, foreign high school must be officially evaluated using one of the official GCC-approved evaluators listed below. Translations will not be accepted. Provide ONE “General Report” from one of the following evaluators. For some companies, you must allow at least 3 weeks for processing. It is the applicant’s responsibility to plan ahead.

World Evaluation Services, Inc.  www.wes.org  212-966-6311
International Educational Research Foundation  www.ierf.org  310-258-9451

GPA REQUIREMENT

Applicants must have at least an overall GPA of 2.5 as well as for the science prerequisites (Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology). 

NURSING WORKSHOPS

Nursing workshops are held by the Nursing Counselor. Attending the workshop is not mandatory unless you would like to make an appointment with the Nursing Counselor. Please click here for more information on Counseling & Workshops.