Our Nursing Associate of Science (AS) degree typically takes two years, plus a year
(check this) to complete prerequisites. Enroll at El Camino as a pre-nursing student,
then apply to the program.
Nursing education at El Camino will challenge you to be your best. We’ll be here to
Choose a Degree Designed for Nursing Practice or Transfer H2
Most El Camino nursing students want to start their careers as soon as possible. Others
aim to continue their education at a four-year college or university. We offer options
perfect for either goal.
Nursing Associate of Science (AS) Degree (h3)
Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, this degree prepares you to
take the nursing licensure exam and begin practice as a registered nurse. It’s the
best option if you want to study nursing at El Camino then start taking care of patients
- Discover nursing concepts, build fundamental skills, and practice them in real-world
settings with emphasis on critical thinking and creative problem-solving.
- Prepare to treat everything from simple health problems to complex diseases in patients
of every age.
- Take nursing courses in fields like pharmacology, obstetrics, pediatrics, and medical-surgical
techniques, plus psychology, sociology, communication, and more.
- Develop the collaborative spirit, compassion, and curiosity essential to a nursing
- Special options for students with military or health care experience—including licensed
vocational/practical nurses and psychiatric technicians—or students transferring from
other nursing programs
Pre-Nursing Associate of Science (AS) Degree
This degree prepares you for transfer to an undergraduate nursing program at another
college or university. It’s an option if you want to complete nursing prerequisites,
transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree, and then start work.
- Build a foundation in biological, physical, and social sciences, plus communication
- Meet most common transfer requirements.
- Customize courses to meet additional requirements for specific college/university
- Start your journey toward a bachelor’s degree, nursing practice, and even graduate