Cuesta College

Cuesta College Nursing & Allied Health Division

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

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LPN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 80%
Average number of students tested annually: 26
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX PN Passrate History

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

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 32 84 71.45
2011 22 73 88.22
2010 24 83 87.53
2009 28 89 88.47
2008 29 83 87.58
2007 24 71 85.88

ADN Program

The Cuesta College ADN Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.  Cuesta College is an accredited member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. 

All courses and curricula have been approved by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.  

The program prepares students for an Associate in Science Degree. The curriculum is based on caring. A variety of clinical settings and diverse faculty offers students a well-rounded education. Community based internships and preceptorships equip students to become successful members of a health care team and encourage continued education.  

Cuesta College employs a multi-criteria screening to assess candidates on the basis of previous degrees earned, relevant certificates, GPA for pre-requisite coursework, Science/English repeats, work volunteer experience in healthcare, language proficiency, score on assessment test and special life circumstances.

Admission will be offered to the highest scoring eligible applicants with random computer selection used to break a tie. Some of the admission requirements include: general admission requirements to Cuesta College, TEAS exam score.

The following course pre-requisites need to be completed with a ‘C’ grade or higher:

Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Microbiology (all including lab) and English Composition.
The Cuesta College Registered Nursing program prepares students to sit for the National Licensure Examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Applicants who submit completed application and meet the general admission requirements for the college and fulfill the program pre-requisites will be required to complete a Background Check and Drug Screen, at their own expense, before they are able to begin clinical and internship rotations in the facilities of our community partners. 

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 93.65%
Average number of students tested annually: 47
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 Cuesta College as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 44 95.45 71.45
2011 45 93.33 88.22
2010 51 92.16 87.53
2009 55 90.91 88.47
2008 46 95.65 87.58
2007 64 96.88 85.88

LPN to ADN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 93.65%
Average number of students tested annually: 47
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 Cuesta College as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 44 95.45 71.45
2011 45 93.33 88.22
2010 51 92.16 87.53
2009 55 90.91 88.47
2008 46 95.65 87.58
2007 64 96.88 85.88

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Cuesta College
Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403