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Welcome to SMC's Nursing Program

Santa Monica College offers an Associate Degree Nursing Program that prepares students to meet the standards of the California Board of Registered Nursing.  This program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Upon completion of the nursing program, graduates receive their Associate in Science Degree - Nursing Major and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse.  Sant a Monica College Nursing Majors are encouraged to follow a transfer curriculum course of study that will enable the student to transfer to BSN programs.

Application for the Nursing Program

Application Period: Application Registration dates for Spring 2020 consideration are now open for July 2019! Please note that application dates will only take place during the July 2019 for spring 2020 consideration. ​ Registration dates are now open!! 

The Santa Monica College nursing program utilizes a Multi-Criteria Screening Process for applications to the Generic ADN program and these admission requirements have been updated!   Please review the PDF below to review these changes. 

Application Session Procedures and Supporting Documents:

Information Sessions

Nursing Program Information Sessions are provided throughout the semester. For information and instructions on how to register for a Nursing Information Session, please visit Admissions and Preparations.

For a detailed list of all nursing information sessions, please review the Nursing Information Sessions Flyer for Spring 2019. 


Accrediting Agencies

California Board of Registered Nursing
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 150
Sacramento, CA  95834     

Accreditation Commission for Education In Nursing (ACEN) 
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326 


Health Sciences Department: (310) 434-3453