Nursing Program

The Associate Degree Registered Nursing Programs at Grossmont College prepare individuals for national licensure to practice professional nursing in critical, acute, chronic, ambulatory, and home health care settings. For students without previous nursing education, the nursing courses cover four semesters plus the prerequisite science courses. Nursing science didactic is coordinated with laboratory experience in local hospitals and health agencies under the guidance of nursing faculty members. In addition to the nursing courses, the major requires selected general education courses from the natural, behavioral, and social sciences.


This program by far has been one of the best experiences in my life. Every instructor I have had is amazing and dedicated to helping their students succeed. Now that I am at the end of this program, I can see why Grossmont School of Nursing has such high success rates. I feel this program has given me everything I need to take the next step in my nursing career.” –June 2023 graduate



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Fast Facts 

Application Period Program Start
Jan 1 - Jan 31 Fall  
July 1 - July 31 Spring 



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Program Outcomes


2022-2023 Program Outcomes:

On-time Completion Rate- 78.6%

Annual Attrition Rate- 7.14%

Annual NCLEX-RN Pass Rate- 98.5%

Job Placement Rate- 88.2%

Continue on to advanced degrees- 97%





Grossmont College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and is a member of the California Community College Association. Accreditation reports are available and may be reviewed at the Office of the President. Appropriate courses are fully accepted on transfer by the University of California, the California State University and by private four-year colleges and universities.


California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)


The Associate Degree Nursing Program is an approved School of Nursing by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).


Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924


Mailing Address
Board of Registered Nursing
PO Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100


The Grossmont College Nursing Program at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District meets the state education requirements for the Registered Nursing license in the state of California. Grossmont College has not determined if the Associates Degree Nursing program at Grossmont College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)


The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Grossmont College, located in El Cajon, CA is accredited by the:


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326




The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Grossmont College Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.


View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at


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