The Nursing program offers quality, comprehensive educational opportunities and services to its diverse community, specifically those individuals aspiring to obtain the knowledge, skills, and aptitudes required of a Registered Nurse.
El Camino College (ECC) offers an Associate Degree Nursing program approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. The Associate Degree Nursing Program supports the mission of El Camino College. The program offers quality, comprehensive educational opportunities and services to its diverse community, specifically those individuals aspiring to obtain the knowledge, skills, and aptitudes required of a Registered Nurse.
The ECC program has a long history of promoting excellence in the nursing community. The Nursing program consists of combined course work in general and nursing education courses with clinical experiences in a variety of area facilities. All clinical experiences are supervised by experienced nursing faculty.
The curriculum is designed to prepare students with a strong foundation in nursing theory, concepts, and practical experience to promote, maintain, and restore health in individuals with simple to complex health problems. Upon completion of the nursing program, graduates receive their Associate in Science Degree - Nursing Major and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a Registered Nurse.
El Camino College nursing program has established a Concurrent Enrollment agreement with California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), Grand Canyon University (GCU), University of Phoenix (UOP), and Chamberlain University.
In Fall 2022, El Camino College Nursing Department earned a Candidacy status from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The department is in the process of writing its ACEN Self-Study in preparation for an Initial ACEN Accreditation visit in Fall 2023. For more information about ACEN, please contact Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.
Effective May 12, 2022, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on May 12, 2024.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Enrollment in the nursing program is open to persons regardless of sex, age, marital status, disability, ethnic group, religion or national origin. Persons with previous nursing education and/or experience may be considered for advanced placement and will be evaluated on an individual basis.
The program is a two-year (four-semester) program as long as the student stays on track. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the California State Board licensure exam for Registered Nurses.
The NCLEX pass rates for our graduates are consistently above the state and national average.
The nursing program consists of the generic program, the Advanced Placement program (LVN-RN), and the 30-unit option program. Individuals entering the program as an entry level nursing student are admitted into the generic program.
The Advanced Placement track is available for individuals with a current California License Vocational Nurses (LVNs) license. Individuals eligible for admission consideration are admitted into the Upward Mobility track (LVN to RN).
The program also offers the 30-unit option track, a non-degree track. Individuals interested in exploring admission to this track of the nursing program should contact the nursing director. Additional information for either of these programs can be found under the program tabs to the left.
Nursing Student Handbook
PREREQUISITES TO THE NURSING PROGRAM
COREQUISITES FROM THE GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Listed below are courses that may be used to substitute for Psychology 116 - Life Span Development.
Since many lifespan development programs focus on research career tracks, students often take a psychology course called “Research, Statistics and Analysis.” This course focus is in research methodology, which include instruction in statistical analysis and experiment design.
Research instruction also often addresses experiment parameters, such as determining the number of experiment participants, as well as factors that affect the final analysis of the experiment's outcome, such as variance and validity. This course does not meet the requirement to substitute for Lifespan Development focus or rigor and does not meet the nursing program requirement.
|El Camino College Nursing Program NCLEX Success Rate
(NCLEX Pass Rates)
Information regarding the ECC Nursing students&rsqou; completion, success, and employment rates is found here.
The Nursing Department is located in the Math, Business and Allied Health (MBA) Building room 417.
The MBA Building is located directly behind the Police Department on the corner of Crenshaw and Redondo Beach.
Admission to the program is based on a multi-criteria selection process after successful completion of the program prerequisites. For additional information regarding admission to the program, visit the Application Process.
The expenses for the first semester nursing student average $5000 or more.
Students in need of financial assistance should immediately contact the college Financial Aid Office at 310-660-3493 located in the Student Services Building room 248.
Scholarship information from various agencies, companies, etc., will be available for nursing students once admitted to the program.
The entire program expense is approximately $8000.
At the completion of the program, the cost for the Board of Registered Nursing application, licensure exam, interim permit, and Live Scan is approximately $500 or more.
Students enrolled in the ECC Nursing Program are required to undergo a physical exam prior to entering the first clinical course in the program and then annually while enrolled in the nursing program. Health examination forms are available in the Nursing Department Office. The purpose of this examination, by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant, is to verify that the student is in a state of mental and physical health compatible with the responsibilities of nursing practice.
The physical examination requirements consists of:
This requirement must be updated before progression to the second year of the nursing program. Student must provide evidence of immunity by submitting titers results for the following immunizations:
Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella titers Evidence of immunization for hepatitis B (a series of three vaccines regimen) as well as evidence of immunity (titer). 2-step Tuberculous Skin Test (TST) OR QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT) or Interferon-Gamma elease Assays (IGRAs) blood test ANNUALLY
Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (whooping cough)Tdap is given only once during your lifetime; a booster shot of the Td vaccine every 10 years is required thereafter.
Students admitted into the nursing program are required to complete a Background Check and Drug screen upon entrance into the program and each semester thereafter.
The Joint Commission requires any health care facility that requires health care providers, students, and volunteers involved in patient care to complete a criminal background check prior to conducting patient care.
Students are required to sign a consent form each semester to release information related to the drug screen and background check.
Students arrested while enrolled in the nursing program are considered to have an open criminal court case. Individuals known as child, spouse or elder abuser, or known drug dealers will not be allowed to enroll in the nursing program.
Students convicted of a misdemeanor or felony are required to disclose this information to the Director of Nursing or the Director’s designee prior to acceptance to the nursing program as well as on the application to take the RN licensure exam. A conviction may affect eligibility for admission as well as the ability to take the NCLEX-RN exam. Students who have concerns about these circumstances should contact the Board of Registered Nursing (916-322-3350) or www.rn.ca.gov before starting the nursing program.
The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) protects the public by screening applicants for licensure in order to identify potentially unsafe practitioners. The BRN may deny applications for permanent licensure, interim permits, and temporary licenses if the applicant has been found guilty of dishonesty; fraud or deceit; felony; child abuse; sex offender crimes; acts involving narcotics; dangerous drugs or devices; assault and/or battery; and other crimes.
Applicants who have questions regarding limitations related to licensure should contact the California Board of Registered Nursing. Applicants are advised to explore other career opportunities prior to investing substantial time in a nursing program if it appears that a prior serious act or conviction may jeopardize licensure.
The California Board of Registered Nursing is located at 1747 North Market Boulevard, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95834.
NSNA/CNSA is your professional membership organization that connects you with opportunities to develop leadership roles, network with future and current nurse leaders at the state and national conventions, and help with student mentoring, scholarship fundraising, and community outreach.
Current and potential nursing students are encouraged to apply to become a member of this great organization. It is a nice resume builder and places you one-step ahead of a successful career as a nurse!
Your membership connects you with students and professionals who share your vision and who are shaping the future of nursing. The membership will also give you access to professional role models, as well as a wealth of benefits and opportunities to network and plan your career.
Math, Business and Allied Health (MBA) Building, Room 417
Fall 2023 Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:45am - 4:30pm
Dr. Jeny Joy
Director of Nursing
(310) 660-3593 ext.3282