Program Prerequisites

Nursing students

Certified Nursing Assisting/Acute Care Aide Program Pre-Reqs.

Application Periods:
Spring Semester: October 1-November 1
Fall Semester: May 1-June 1 of every year.

  • Students must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Completion of English 101 with a grade of C or better, or be currently enrolled at time of application.

Licensed Vocational Nursing Program Pre-Reqs.

Application Period: April 1-June 30, annually

  • Students must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Possess a current California CNA certification or Psychiatric Technician License
  • Must have completed the following courses or equivalent with a grade of C or better:
    • English 101
    • Math 331 - Algebra II
    • Psychology 101
    • Biology 124 - Anatomy
    • Biology 125 - Physiology

Registered Nursing Program Pre-Reqs.

Application Period: April 1-June 30, annually

  • Students must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Possess a current California Licensed Vocational Nursing License
  • Must have completed the following courses or equivalent with a grade of C or better:
    • English 101
    • Math 331 - Algebra II
    • Psychology 101
    • Biology 124 - Anatomy
    • Biology 125 - Physiology
    • Biology 128 - Microbiology

Meet Merit Based Admission Criteria - Screening of applications will include looking at overall GPA, Number of Science Repetitions* (Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology), and score obtained on the Merit Based Admissions Test.

  • AHCRN = 1.181 (Cumulative GPA) + 0.160 (Merit Based Admission Test) – 0.568 (Core Biology Repetitions)

*Repetitions are any classes with lower than a grade of C (i.e. C-, D and F) and/or reported withdrawals (W).

Entrance Requirements for all Nursing Programs

  • Students must be age 18 (required by California Codes - Business and Professions Code Section 2069-2071)
  • Complete Background Check and Drug Screening (required by clinical agencies for placement) - Instructions are included with acceptance packets.
  • Current Healthcare Provider CPR (American Heart Association or American Red Cross ONLY)
  • Complete Health Physical (required by clinical agencies for placement) - The physical form is included in the acceptance packet.
  • Immunization Records which includes the following immunization, positive titers and/or boosters 
    • Tuberculin skin test required prior to entering the program. Positive PPD requires a standard negative chest film with medical consultation. Standard chest x-ray is recommended if there is any history of previous chest disease.
    • Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus Toxoid (DPT)
    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • Hepatitis B Vaccination Series
    • Flu Vaccine - Required by facilities during flu season

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Christine Rincon
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"At Allan Hancock College, I have a clear path for where I want to go in terms of a career. The classes are really challenging and rewarding. The instructors are really open and willing to share their knowledge with you. They have so much experience to share with us, things that would take years to see in the field."
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