What will I learn?

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This program is designed to prepare students for beginning positions in Registered Nursing. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the state licensing examination for registered nurses. The course of study includes instruction in applied nursing sciences, related natural and social/behavioral sciences, and clinical nursing experience in hospitals and healthcare facilities located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The AS degree in Nursing will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the Group A Pre-requisite requirements, the Group B General Education/ Graduation requirements, and the Group C Major course requirements.

Group C – Degree Major Requirements:

The following courses are to be completed after admission into the ADN program. These courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better (a 75% passing grade) in lecture and satisfactory clinical performance in each section of a course (“C-” is not acceptable):

Dept/No. Title Units

NURS 1 Fundamentals in Nursing: Beginning Principles of Health Care

NURS 3A Perinatal Nursing 4

NURS 3B Pediatric Nursing 4

NURS 4A Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing 4

NURS 4B Psychiatric Nursing 4

NURS 5 Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing: Disruption in Homeostasis 9

NURS 10 Leadership and Management 1

NURS 11 Ethics and Law 1

NURS 12 Calculation of Drug Dosages for Health Professionals 1

NURS 13 Pharmacology in Nursing 3

NURS 14 Nutrition and Diet Therapy in Nursing 2

Total Required Major Units: 42

Total Required Program Units: 81-82

Which department am I in?

Merritt College

Study options

Full Time (60 units)

Tuition fees
US$7,950.00 per year
USD $265 per unit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020


Merritt College

12500 Campus Drive,



94619, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a high School/Secondary School Diploma (from High School or secondary school) in a recognised institution. Applicant must have TOEFL score of 61 ibt, or 6 on the IELTS test.

For international students

Students must have a High School/Secondary School Diploma (from High School or secondary school)

Applicant must have TOEFL score of 61 ibt, or 6 on the IELTS test.

Deadlines to Apply: Spring - November 1; Summer - April 1; Fall - June 1.

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About this uni

Over the last 5 years, Peralta Colleges Foundation has awarded $700,000 to make higher education accessible for international students.

  • Degree programmes transferrable to universities like Harvard
  • Provides over 80 Career and Technical Education courses
  • Over 30,000 students from more than 90 different countries
  • A number of health services are available across its colleges