Nursing Program Admissions

Application Period

The application cycle is currently closed.  Nursing Program applications were accepted April 3 - June 1.

Getting Started at SPSCC

If you are not a current SPSCC student, you need to apply to the college to get your ctcLink ID number and ClipperID. You’ll use your ClipperID to access your SPSCC email – an important piece of applying to this program.

Before Applying to the Nursing Program

Review the Associate in Nursing Pathway Map and make sure you've reviewed TEAS test score requirements, Prerequisite Requirements, and Admission Process.


Transcripts of prerequisite coursework must be received prior to the deadline of June 1st. Unofficial transcripts may be used with your application. Official transcripts will be required only from the finalists who are offered conditional program acceptance.

  • BIOL& 241 Human A & P 1 ("B+" or better)
  • BIOL& 242 Human A & P 2 ("B+" or better)
  • BIOL& 260 Microbiology ("B" or better)
  • CHEM& 121 Intro to Chemistry ("B" or better)
  • ENGL& 101 or 102: English Composition ("B" or better)
  • MATH& 146 Intro to Statistics ("B" or better)
  • PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology ("B" or better)

An additional 30 credits of general education courses are also required for graduation from the nursing program. Though not required for admission to the program, it is recommended that you take these courses prior to entry into the program. These include:

  • BIOL& 160 or BIOL& 211 Biology (5 credits)
  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology (5 credits)
  • NUTR& 101 Nutrition (5 credits)
  • Communications elective from DTA list (5 credits)
  • Humanities electives from DTA list (10 credits) – Five (5) of those credits are embedded into the nursing program once accepted

Notes on Prerequisites and General Education:

  • Based on placement testing, students may need to complete basic skills and/or pre-college English and math in order to complete prerequisites.
  • Anatomy and physiology and microbiology courses must have been completed within 7 years of the application deadline.
  • Although general education courses may be taken after admission to the Nursing Program, students are encouraged to complete as many of these courses as possible prior to entering the Nursing Program.  Summer quarters are also good times to take general education courses.
  • Communications and humanities courses may be chosen from the course list for direct transfer degrees.

Take the TEAS Test

The TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a required component of your application.  The TEAS assesses four areas; reading, mathematics, science and English of which minimum scores are required (see below). You may retake the TEAS exam if needed, but there must be at least thirty (30) days between attempts. For multiple attempts, the highest scores from each section will be taken for the application. The TEAS test scores must all be within three (3) years from April 1st of the application year.

NOTICE: Learn more about a remote TEAS testing option available through the Assessment Center.

TEAS test scores will need to be scanned and submitted during the application process.  Failure to include TEAS test score will result in denial of application.

Minimum required scores on each TEAS test:

  • Reading:  58.7%
  • Mathematics:  58.7%
  • Science:  58.7%
  • English:  58.7%

To apply to the nursing program at SPSCC, you must submit a Nursing Program Application along with a non-refundable $25 application fee.

Application period: April 3 - June 1

Applications for Fall 2023 admission to the nursing program will be accepted starting on April 3, 2023. No applications will be accepted after June 1, 2023. Coursework completed Spring Quarter 2023 will be accepted towards admission to the program. Application materials, dates of nursing information sessions, and information about the lottery process are available on this page.

Admission Process

Qualified applicants who have met the above requirements by the application deadline are entered into the nursing lottery, which selects students for the nursing program. Ten slots in the program will be specifically drawn for students who took 20 or more credits of their prerequisites at SPSCC. Applicants selected in the lottery process will be required to provide official transcripts, TEAS test results, proof of immunizations and be cleared through background checks in order to progress through the admission process.

IMPORTANT: Information About the Clinical Passport

In the event that you are selected for admission to the Nursing Program, begin assembling your Passport Packet materials now. For more information on how to do this, see the Clinical Passport Requirements.

Nursing Program Application

During the open application period, select the application link below to create an application account and to complete the online application and attach any required documentation.

The application cycle is currently closed.

After you apply:

Confirmation that the application was received will be sent by email.  After applying, applicants who previusly met the deadline should regularly monitor both their SPSCC email and the Application Self Service Center for updates.  In the Application Center, applicants can monitor their status, take notice of any additional requirements needed to complete their application file, and view other action items or entry decisions.  Notifications and any additional communication from program staff will be sent only to the applicant's SPSCC email.

Have Questions?

Program Information:
Healthcare > Nursing
Nursing Degree Requirements
Pre-Nursing Degree Requirements

Joe Aguilar, Healthcare Pathway Educational & Career Planner

Program Curriculum:
Marriya Wright, Dean of Allied Health & Nursing
Brittni Kilborn, Administrative Assistant to Allied Health & Nursing

Health Records Requirements:
Rebecca Swingle, Lab Coordinator

Course Transfer Questions:
Sheryl Kermoade, Credentials Evaluator, Enrollment

General Application Questions:
Rob Masterson, Program Specialist, Enrollment