Contra Costa College

College Type: At least 2 but less than 4 years, Public

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ADN Program

The Contra Costa College Nursing program is intended to prepare nursing professionals who are able to meet the healthcare needs of individuals, families and communities.

The faculty at Contra is committed to teamwork, collaboration, inquiry, critical thinking and creativity, technical competence, excellence in the safe practice of our profession based on research and evidence and promoting respect for the individual and family.

Application into the nursing program is competitive.  The application for admission is available on the Contra Costa College nursing web page, or the Admissions and Records web page.  

Admission Pre-requisites in addition to standard requirements:

  1. Take and pass TEAS V examination
  2. Health clearance and criminal background check and drug screening as required by clinical agencies
  3. Pre-requisite Courses to be completed with a ‘C’ grade or better to qualify for admission (Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Microbiology, English Composition, Drug Dosage Calculations, and Pharmacology with a minimum GPA of 2.75 ) (Introduction to Sociology, General Psychology, Human Communication and Development Psychology with a Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0)

Licensed Vocational Nurse and Practical Nurses are admitted into the third semester of the nursing program with the same pre-requisite courses as above with the required GPA to be eligible.

Transfer applicants who completed part of a nursing curriculum, theory and clinical at another institution must follow the same application process as any other advanced placement applicant. (The same pre-requisite courses are required).

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 93.92%
Average number of students tested annually: 54
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Contra Costa College as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 61 91.8 71.45
2011 49 93.88 88.22
2010 51 96.08 87.53
2009 52 92.31 88.47
2008 81 91.36 87.58
2007 75 96 85.88

LPN to ADN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 93.92%
Average number of students tested annually: 54
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Contra Costa College as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 61 91.8 71.45
2011 49 93.88 88.22
2010 51 96.08 87.53
2009 52 92.31 88.47
2008 81 91.36 87.58
2007 75 96 85.88

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Contra Costa College
2600 Mission Bell Dr
San Pablo, CA 94806