The Registered Nursing (RN) Program at LATTC combines nursing and general education courses with selected laboratory experiences during which students provide nursing care to clients in hospitals and other health care facilities. Nursing courses include medical surgical nursing, geriatric nursing, maternal child health nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric nursing, pharmacology, and nursing management and leadership and preceptorship. The program is designed to be completed within four semesters after admission.
Applicants must meet health as well as other requirements mandated by the program and affiliating hospitals/clinic prior to entry. Candidates are admitted to the program in the Fall and Spring semesters. Candidates must enter the program with a minimum overall 2.5 grade point average in all college level courses and a 2.5 grade point average in the science prerequisites. A candidate may file an application only after all prerequisites have been completed. At that time, the student will be eligible to take the nursing entrance examination called TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills). If the student achieves a passing score on the TEAS, he or she will be placed on the waiting list. If a student does not achieve a passing score on the TEAS, he or she will be provided with remediation opportunities and permitted to retake the exam. Students may retake the entrance exam once. Program flyers with prerequisites and admission information may be obtained from the Counseling Office or the Department of Allied Health. The Registered Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).