Registered Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program graduate possesses the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for entry-level registered nursing practice - AS921/AS921B/AS921C
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Registered Nursing

The School of Nursing is a vital component of Riverside City College (RCC) and embraces the mission, values, and traditions of both the RCC District and the College. The School of Nursing prepares quality nursing health care providers using a student-centered approach through teaching excellence in an environment conducive to learning. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Registered Nurse (RN) program prepares individuals for professional generalist nursing roles and for collaboration with other professionals and consumers in the delivery of holistic health care.

ADN (RN) Student Achievement Data

The Registered Nursing NCLEX-RN pass rates and program completion data is reported in ADN (RN) Program Student Achievement Data.

Program Outcome 1: The program demonstrates evidence of graduates’ achievement on the licensure examination.

Expected Level of Achievement: NCLEX-RN pass rates will be at least or greater than 80% for all first-time test takers during the same 12-month period.

Year RCC
2017 - 2018 94.29% (n = 175)
2018 – 2019  96.69% (n = 181)
2019 - 2020 91.11% (n = 180)
2020 - 2021 98% (n = 148)

Program Outcome 2: The program demonstrates evidence of students’ achievement in completing the nursing program.

Expected Level of Achievement: On-time program completion will be 85% or above.

Year % of Students
2018-2019 87% (n = 185)
2019-2020 88% (n = 185)
2020-2021 81% (n = 190)

Program Outcome 3: The program demonstrates evidence of graduates' achievement in job placement. 

Expected Level of Achievement: 90% of graduates will be employed as a registered nurse within one-year of graduation. 

Year RCC
2017 - 2018 94% (n = 130)
2018 – 2019  100% (n = 163)
2019 - 2020 100% (n = 151)

For questions regarding program requirements, enrollment, and application processes, please visit the Health-Related Sciences Engagement Center to find a listing of Pre-Nursing Workshops and to connect with our Educational Advisor and Nursing Enrollment & Evaluation Specialist.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the RCC ADN (RN) program, the graduate will:

  • Provide quality, safe, patient-centered nursing care using evidence-based practices as a competent, entry-level professional nurse generalist.
  • Function within the scope and standards of practice as a competent, entry-level professional nurse generalist while assimilating all ethical and legal principles.
  • Function as a leader, assimilating leadership principles in a variety of health care settings for diverse patient populations as a competent, entry-level professional nurse generalist.
  • Exemplify caring through behaviors that support relationship-centered care and demonstrate respect and sensitivity to others as a competent, entry-level professional nurse generalist.
  • Assimilate communication principles to foster collaborative relationships using effective communication with the interprofessional health care team for the purposeof providing and improving patient outcomes as a competent, entry-level professional nurse generalist.
  • Assimilate critical thinking principles using clinical reasoning to make sound clinical judgments necessary for providing safe patient care and promoting quality improvement as a competent, entry-level professional nurse generalist.
  • Integrate nursing informatics and competently demonstrate the use of technology to effectively communicate, enhance knowledge, manage and analyze data, prevent errors, and support decision-making as a competent, entry-level professional nurse generalist.

Registered Nurse Associates Degree Pathway

(73-74 total units)

INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
BIO-1 /1H 4
SOC-1/1H  or ANT-2/2H  3
Fall/Spring Units
ENG-1A/1AH 4
MAT-12/12H or PSY/SOC-48 4 or 3
BIO-50A (formerly AMY-2A)  4
*Enroll in NXN-84 (1.5 unit) if you need to be a full-time student  
INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
CHE-2A 4
HUM-10/10H or PHI-10/10H or THE-3  3

 

Fall/Spring Units
BIO-50B (formerly AMY-2B)  4
BIO-55 (formerly MIC-1) 4
COM -1/1H or COM-9/9H 3
*Enroll in NRN-93 (1 unit) if you need to be a full-time student  
INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
HIS-6/6H or HIS-7/7H or POL-1/1H 3
PSY-9 3
FALL/SPRING Units
NRN-11 & NRN-11A 8.5 / .5
INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
NRN-14 3
FALL/SPRING Units
NRN-12 & NRN-12A 8.5 / .5
INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
OFF  
FALL/SPRING Units
NRN-21 & NRN-21A 8.5/ .5
INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
OFF  
FALL/SPRING Units
NRN-22 & NRN-22A 8.5/ .5
total  81-83 Units

 

Registered Nurse Transfer (CSU / IGETC) Pathway

INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
*LOTE- One semester of foreign language if not met with HS requirement 5
Fall/Spring Units
BIO-1/1H  4
COM -1/1H or COM-9/9H 3
ENG-1A/1AH   4
GUI-45  1
INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
PSY-9 3
Fall/Spring Units
ART-6/6H or DAN-6/6H or MUS-89 or THE-3  3
BIO-50A (formerly AMY-2A)  4
HIS-6/6H or HIS-7/7H 3
MAT-12/12H or PSY/SOC-48 4 or 3
INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
CHE-2A  4
Fall/Spring Units
BIO-50B (formerly AMY-2B)  4
ENG-1B/1BH 4
LIB-1 1
POL-1 /1H 3
INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
SOC-1/1H  or ANT-2/2H  3
Fall/Spring Units
BIO-55 (formerly MIC-1) 4
ETS-1 or ETS-15 or POL-23 3
HUM-10/10H or PHI-10 /10H 3
KIN-4  3
*Language Other Than English (LOTE) - UC requirement only can be met with 2 years of the same language in high school (C or better grade).
Fall/Spring Units
NRN-11 & NRN-11A 8.5 / .5
INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
NRN-14 3
Fall/Spring Units
NRN-12 & NRN-12A 8.5 / .5
INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
OFF  
Fall/Spring Units
NRN-21 & NRN-21A 8.5 / .5
INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
OFF  
Fall/Spring Units
NRN-22 & NRN-22A 8.5 / .5
total  99-105 Units

Advanced Placement Program

For students with a Vocational Nursing License - (54.5 - 55.5 total units)

INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
BIO-1 /1H 4
COM -1/1H or COM-9/9H 3
Fall/Spring Units
BIO-50A 4
ENG-1A/1AH 4
MAT-12/12H or PSY/SOC-48 3 or 4
NXN-84  1.5

 

INTERSESSION (WINTER/SUMMER) Units
CHE-2A 4
HUM-10/10H or PHI-10/10H or THE-3  3
Fall/Spring Units
BIO-50B (formerly AMY-2B)  4

BIO-55 (formerly MIC-1)

4

NRN-18

2.5

SOC-1/1H  or ANT-2/2H 

3
Intersession WINTER/SUMMER Units
HIS-6/6H or HIS-7/7H or POL-1/1H

PSY-9

3
Fall/Spring Units
NRN-21 & NRN-21A 8.5 / .5
Intersession WINTER/SUMMER Units
OFF  
Fall/Spring Units
NRN-22 & NRN-22A 8.5 / .5
total  64-65 Units

Careers for Nursing Majors

  • Staff Nurse in Acute Care Facilities
  • Home health nurse
  • Staff nurse manager in a skilled nursing facility
  • Staff nurse/manager in an ambulatory care clinic
  • Corporate or private sector nursing positions