In order to be in alignment with recommendations and mandates set forth from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as Governor Gavin Newsom's mandate to shelter in place, the health sciences department is currently working remotely. Therefore, we appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.
PRE-NURSING STUDENTS TAKING PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK: With the campus being taught remotely through spring, summer, and fall 2020, all science prerequisite courses will be held online. As a result, the health sciences department has made a decision to accept online science prerequisite courses (human anatomy, human physiology, and microbiology) that are completed in the spring, summer, and fall 2020 terms. HOWEVER, pre-nursing students are not recommended to request "pass/no pass" as grades for these courses. Due to the prerequisite GPA requirements for admission, as well as the points allocated through the multi-criteria for selection for these grades, it is necessary that pre-nursing students take all science prerequisite courses for letter grades. If you select "pass/no pass" as a grade on any of the science prerequisites, you will be jeopardizing qualifying for the minimum GPA requirement of 2.5. If you have any questions, please review the information on this website and/or schedule an appointment with the nursing counselor.
Registered nursing is a dynamic career opportunity requiring high levels of knowledge, critical thinking skills and a commitment to caring for the client.
Registered nurses are in great demand and Citrus College has made a commitment to offer the associate degree in nursing program in recognition of that demand for registered nurses. The student who becomes an associate degree nurse is prepared to provide direct client care across the life span, as well as address acute and chronic health care needs and common well-defined health care problems in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other community health agencies.
In Fall 2007, Citrus College began offering an associate degree nursing (ADN-Registered Nursing) program.