Saddleback College

Division of Health Sciences and Human Services

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

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ADN Program

The Saddleback College Registered Nursing Program is a National League for Nursing (NLNAC) and Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) accredited Program.

The program is intended to provide the education necessary to develop competent nursing practitioners as a base for the continuing development of the student. Students who complete the nursing program allow the student to sit for the State of California NCLEX examination to be licensed as a Registered Nurse.

Admission Requirements:

  • 18 years old or older
  • Complete application for Saddleback College to obtain a student ID to apply to the RN program
  • Submit official transcripts from other colleges/universities other than Saddleback for pre-requisite courses and nursing curriculum courses
  • Completion with a 2.8 GPA or better in the following science pre-requisites: BIO 11, BIO 12, BIO 15.
  • Completion of English 1A or the equivalent with a “C” or better
  • TEAS score 62% and above

Attending one of the two information sessions offered every semester, is highly recommended (but not mandatory) for all applicants. Dates for information sessions are posted on the website.  

Applications deadlines are 15th-30th June for Spring enrollment and February for Fall enrollment.

Students accepted into the Saddleback College Associate Degree Nursing Program requires background checks as required by the Joint for clinical practice in health care facilities  that are required to maintain criminal background checks for students and volunteers involved in patient care.

Students also need to have a physical examination within three months of the date of admission into the nursing program.

 

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 95.64%
Average number of students tested annually: 112
Program accreditations: NLNAC
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 Saddleback College as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 124 93.55 71.45
2011 105 94.29 88.22
2010 107 99.07 87.53
2009 113 95.58 88.47
2008 125 94.4 87.58
2007 105 99.05 85.88

LPN to ADN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 95.64%
Average number of students tested annually: 112
Program accreditations: NLNAC
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 Saddleback College as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 124 93.55 71.45
2011 105 94.29 88.22
2010 107 99.07 87.53
2009 113 95.58 88.47
2008 125 94.4 87.58
2007 105 99.05 85.88

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Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Pky
Mission Viejo, CA 92692