The Merritt College Associate of Science in nursing program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. The program is intended to prepare students for entry level positions in nursing.
Students who successfully complete the requirements of the program will be eligible to apply to sit for the state licensing examination for registered nurses (National Council Licensure Examination – NCLEX-RN).
The Merritt College ADN curriculum is a two year program including instruction in applied nursing sciences, related natural, social and behavioral sciences and clinical nursing experience in health care. The ADN program is taught over four semesters. Students must earn 75% or more in all nursing courses to continue in the program and graduate.
- High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
- Complete pre-requisite college level courses with a GPA of 2.5 or above
- Submission of mandatory health record information as per the institutions requirements (including immunization records)
- CPR certification (AHA) to be kept current for the duration of enrollment
Applications for admission are accepted from the 2nd of January through the 1st of March for admission in the fall of the following academic year. Applications are only open once a year.
|State board of nursing approval:||
Fully Approved |
|Program Name:|| Associate Degree Nursing |
|Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years):|| 96.35% |
|Average number of students tested annually:|| 37 |
|Program started in|| 1960 |
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School's NCLEX RN Passrate History
Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Merritt College as reported by California state board of nursing.