Nursing, Associate in Science Degree
San Joaquin Delta College offers a state and nationally accredited Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program. The ADN program prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Once licensed, graduates are qualified to provide patient care in a variety of health care settings within the Registered Nurse scope of practice. The program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peach Tree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.
Dameron Hospital, Doctor's Hospital Manteca, Kaiser Manteca Medical Center, Kaiser Modesto Medical Center, Lodi Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph's Medical Center, San Joaquin General Hospital, and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital are among the local health care facilities providing clinical training sites as well as assistance in clinical instruction.
Students are admitted each fall and spring semester. Prior to ADN Program admission, the student must:
Information concerning requirements and the application process for the Associate Degree Nursing Program (Registered Nurse), may be obtained online at nursing.deltacollege.edu. Other immunizations and lab tests may be required by the different hospitals. Further information regarding medical screening will be provided upon acceptance into the program.
Prerequisite Course Information
Nursing program prerequisites include:
Math 082 or higher; and
The science courses have a prerequisite of Chemistry 003A which requires completion of Math 080 with a grade of "C" or better. Applicants who have completed at least two semesters of high school chemistry with a grade of "C" or better, and Algebra 1 in high school, with a grade of "C" or better, may have met these requirements. Please see a College counselor to discuss this option. Please note that the Math 082 or higher requirement will not be used in computation of science or non-science GPA.
The online application will be available during posted submission dates at the Health Sciences/ADN Program web site, nursing.deltacollege.edu Applications are accepted twice a year for entry into fall semester and for entry into spring semester. Submission dates will be posted online at nursing.deltacollege.edu
Prerequisite courses completed at United States regionally accredited colleges and universities other than San Joaquin Delta College must be comparable in theory and laboratory content, and hours of instruction to Delta College courses. Official transcripts for prerequisite courses taken at other colleges and universities must be submitted in the event that the student meets minimum qualifications and is asked to provide supporting documentation to the online application. Course descriptions must come from the specific catalog year in which the course was taken. Course descriptions may be obtained from the College Catalog or web site where the course was taken or may be obtained at www.collegesource.org Determination of course equivalency will be completed by the San Joaquin Delta College Evaluations Office.
If the student is asked to submit an Official Transcript, it must be presented in an official, sealed envelope from the originating college or university.
The selection procedure will be a blended combination of multi-criteria screening (90%) and random selection (10%) process. Details are available online, nursing.deltacollege.edu
Information regarding program requirements and courses is available online at nursing.deltacollege.edu
Recognition is given for prior education and training. Psychiatric Technicians (PT) and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) who hold a current license may be eligible to enter the program as an advanced placement candidate. Information for PT-ADN and LVN-ADN is available online at nursing.deltacollege.edu. Students requesting advanced placement must apply during one of the regular online application periods. Up to fifteen units of credit may be earned through challenge examinations. Refer to "Credit by Examination" in this catalog.
Students requesting transfer to the ADN program from other registered nursing programs must apply during one of the regular online application periods and choose the "transfer" option. Submission of official transcripts from the college where course work was completed along with detailed nursing course syllabi, course outlines, objectives, and catalog descriptions and a recommendation letter from the former Dean/Director is also required. Applications for transfer will be reviewed by the nursing program faculty and Director of Nursing for determination of acceptance and placement in the program. Information for transfer is available online at nursing.deltacollege.edu The San Joaquin Delta College ADN program policy does not permit transfers from students who have not successfully completed courses in prior programs.