Allied Health Division
Registered Nursing Program
FYI - Allied Health Counselors are located in the Guidance Area (Student Services Center - 2nd Floor) - Contact 209-381-6478 to make an appointment.
All individuals who meet minimum enrollment requirements are eligible to apply to the nursing programs. Criteria and complete information on the selection process as well as the philosophy and objectives of each program are described in the Registered Nursing Application Handbook which is available on this site. The handbook is extensive and may contain additional information not featured here.
The Registered Nursing Program at Merced College prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) and is designed to prepare competent nurses for service in the community. The Registered Nursing Program requires two academic years beyond the completion of the prerequisite courses and non-Nursing breadth requirements. Graduates will earn the Associate of Science Degree upon completion of designated courses and competency requirements.