Cuesta College

Cuesta College Nursing & Allied Health Division

Nursing Programs

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

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
What is this?

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

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
What is this?
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

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
What is this?

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1968 - Current

Overview

Campus LocaleSuburb: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio26:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate66%

Admissions

100%

Acceptance Rate

Cost

$10,342

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$8,538
30k to 48k$9,459
48k to 75k$11,339
75k to 110k$13,530
Over 110k$14,968
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Financial Aid & Loan

47%

Recipients

$2,763

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

20%

Recipients

$3,521

Average Amount

Pell grants

5%

Recipients

$6,464

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

10,232

Undergrads

0

Graduates

5,140

Women

5,092

Men

34%

Full-time

66%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
56%
Hispanic
31%
Two or more races
5%
Asian
3%
Black/African American
2%
Race/ethnicity unknown
2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Non-resident alien
0%

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Cuesta College
Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
(805) 546-3100 x3946
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