Bakersfield College

Registered Nursing Application

Note:The Registered Nursing Application will be available beginning November 1st.

Students must complete prerequisites before being accepted into the Registered Nursing Program. Please see degree requirements for more information.

Application Procedures

*For complete program information, please refer to the Bakersfield College ADN Program brochure.

Application Periods

June 1-July 15 and December 1-January 15

Current BC Students:

  • Submit an application form to the Nursing Program during the appropriate application period – please note, applications must be filled out completely, all information requested must be provided
  • Submit either your unofficial or official Bakersfield College transcript showing all pre-requisite courses posted
  • Bakersfield College transcripts must be received by the Nursing office prior to the last day of the appropriate application period
  • Failure to meet all application requirements/procedures will result in an incomplete application and will not be considered for selection

Other Students:

  • Apply for Admission to Bakersfield College either in person at the Admissions and Records office or online at https://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/admissions/new-students
  • Have your college transcript(s) evaluated by:
    • Ordering an Official copy of your transcripts from your previous college(s);
    • Submit the Official copy of your transcripts along with a form “Request for Evaluation”. You can obtain this form from the Admissions and Records office or online https://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/records/forms. Please note that the evaluation process will not start until all transcripts listed on the form is received and you have submitted the Request for Evaluation form.
    • Once your transcripts have been evaluated and posted to your Bakersfield College transcripts, either order an official copy to be sent from the Admission and Records office or print your unofficial transcript and submit along with Application Form to the Nursing Program during the appropriate application periods.
  • Please note – transcript evaluation can take up to four (4) weeks and must be completed prior to the end of the application period. For the December application period your transcripts should be submitted no later than November 1. For the June application period, your transcripts should be submitted no later than May 1.

Application Selection

*For complete program information, please refer to the Bakersfield College ADN Program brochure.

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 elgibility. An eligible spouse or widow(er) will also be extended this priority status.


Conditional Enrollment

*For complete program information, please refer to the Bakersfield College ADN Program brochure.

All qualified applicants will be placed in a random selection which result in the conditional filling of the program enrollment seats plus a minimum selection of 20 alternates.

Assessment Test

All conditionally enrolled students and alternates will be required to take a state approved nursing assessment test. Students who are taking this test prior to August 31, 2016 will need to study for, and test on the Test of Essential Skills 5.0, also known as the TEAS V Exam.  Students who are testing on or after August 31, 2016 will need to study for, and test on the 6th edition, called the ATI TEAS.

For those students who may have taken the TEAS V exam prior to August 31, 2016, the Program will accept their TEAS V scores/transcripts from August 1, 2015 until August 31, 2016.

Remediation Program

Students who do not meet the eligibility requirements (Pre-requisite Validation Cut-Score of 75% and/or Composite Score of 62% on the Assessment Test) may successfully complete all of the following remediation requirements to be considered eligible for enrollment into the ADN Program*:

  1. Completion of ACDV B70a-f – Study Skills series with a “CR”
  2. Completion of BIOL B34 – Pathophysiology with a “B” or higher
  3. Completion of MEDS B69 – Nurse Assistant with a “C” or higher or current CNA certification with proof of recent work experience (within last 12 months)
  4. Completion of NURS B100 – Strategies for Nursing Success with a “P”

* Successful completion of the Remediation Program must be completed within 12-months of initial application to the ADN Program to be considered eligible. Students wishing to be re-considered must provide proof of successful completion of all remediation steps.

After successful completion of the Remediation Program, students must repeat the assessment testing and pass with a score of 62% or higher.

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