Saddleback College

Division of Health Sciences and Human Services

Nursing Programs

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

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
What is this?
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

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
What is this?

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1971 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
01/01/1987 - Current

Overview

Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio25:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate76%

Admissions

100%

Acceptance Rate

Cost

$9,145

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$6,479
30k to 48k$7,107
48k to 75k$9,612
75k to 110k$11,359
Over 110k$13,193
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Financial Aid & Loan

42%

Recipients

$2,531

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

17%

Recipients

$3,764

Average Amount

Pell grants

2%

Recipients

$5,860

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

19,646

Undergrads

0

Graduates

10,756

Women

8,890

Men

30%

Full-time

70%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
53%
Hispanic
26%
Asian
10%
Two or more races
5%
Black/African American
2%
Non-resident alien
2%
Race/ethnicity unknown
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%

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Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Pky
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 582-4500
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