College of the Sequoias

Nursing Programs

The College of the Sequoias Associate Degree Registered Nurse and Licensed Vocational Nurse and Registered Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, and successful completion of the requirements qualifies the graduate to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

The four semester program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment as well as for further study in the field of Nursing.

Students who graduate from this program are prepared for the role of care provider in a range of healthcare settings and as administrators. The curriculum allows for experience in a variety of health care settings including surgical, medical, perinatal, pediatric, geriatric and psychotic health.

Admission Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or GED equivalency certificate
  • Total GPA of 2.5 or higher for all college level courses
  • A minimum of a ‘C’ grade of higher for English 1
  • Complete 4 semester units including a lab component in each Biology pre-requisite course (With no more than one repeat)
  • TEAS exam score of 62% or higher in the first three attempts

LVN-RN bridge program additional requirements:

  • LVN Program Certificate
  • LVN License
  • IV Certification

The following courses are mandatory pre-requisites to be completed before application for entry into the RN program (BIOLOGY 30 Human Anatomy, BIOLOGY 31 Human Physiology, BIOLOGY 40 Microbiology, and ENGLISH 1)

Successful applicants are required to complete the following before the first class session of the Nursing Program: Attend Mandatory Orientation, present current CPR certification for health workers from the American Heart Association, possesses a valid California Driver’s License and California Auto Insurance, Present Health Clearance including required immunizations and physical Exam.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 86.08%
Average number of students tested annually: 142
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

NCLEX RN Passrate History

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

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 129 79.07 71.45
2011 142 90.14 88.22
2010 155 89.03 87.53
2009 173 91.33 88.47
2008 141 75.89 87.58
2007 77 74.03 85.88
What is this?
State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 86.08%
Average number of students tested annually: 142
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

NCLEX RN Passrate History

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

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 129 79.07 71.45
2011 142 90.14 88.22
2010 155 89.03 87.53
2009 173 91.33 88.47
2008 141 75.89 87.58
2007 77 74.03 85.88
What is this?

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1952 - Current

Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio29:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate67%

Admissions

100%

Acceptance Rate

Cost

$2,868

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$1,554
30k to 48k$1,937
48k to 75k$3,932
75k to 110k$5,742
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Financial Aid & Loan

73%

Recipients

$3,415

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

44%

Recipients

$3,535

Average Amount

Pell grants

2%

Recipients

$3,621

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

11,959

Undergrads

0

Graduates

6,795

Women

5,164

Men

42%

Full-time

58%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
Hispanic
65%
White
24%
Asian
4%
Black/African American
3%
Two or more races
3%
Race/ethnicity unknown
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Non-resident alien
0%

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College of the Sequoias
915 S. Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93277
(559) 730-3702
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