The primary mission of the Bakersfield College Allied Health Department is to offer academic and vocational education to prepare men and women for careers in health occupations.
Through our commitment to excellence we will be able to improve and advance the health and welfare of our community by preparing excellent, competent, safe, healthcare professionals.
The Allied Health Department includes:
Students will be admitted to the program based on their scholastic eligibility and placement on a nursing assessment test as per SB 1309.
If the program is receiving Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding, in accordance with the Jobs for Veterans Act (JVA), priority will be given to applicants with proof of military, naval, or air service and discharge under conditions other than dishonorable; students must work with Admissions and Records to determine eligibility.
An eligible spouse or widow(er) will also be extended this priority status.
In accordance with the requirements of the Civil Rights Act, Bakersfield College provides services and benefits to students regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, religion, marital status, medical condition or disability. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to administration and participation in vocational education programs. (Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972; and Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; as amended.)
In order for the Dean of Nursing to meet with you, you must first have your official foreign transcript(s) evaluated by an outside agency; you will need to contact an agency such as IERF (International Education Research Foundation) or WES (World Education Services) to inquire as to the process for that evaluation. Additionally you must assemble the course descriptions, course syllabi or course catalog from your nursing school which will clearly outline topics/curriculum covered in your nursing courses.
Once the evaluation from the outside agency is complete and you have obtained all nursing course descriptions, you may make an appointment with the Dean or Assistant Director (you must bring all evaluations and course descriptions) to discuss the level of course you will require. Once the Dean/Assistant Director determines the level/course(s) you are eligible for, you may apply to the program during the appropriate application period and request the level/course the Dean/Assistant Director has indicated. Entrance will be based on space availability.