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Find out why Pierce College School of Nursing is the most cost-effective and convenient path to becoming a Registered Nurse (RN).

Pierce College School of Nursing offers:

  • Most cost-effective path to becoming a Registered Nurse (RN), compared to private institutions
  • The only post-graduate Registered Nurse “Transition into Practice” program in Los Angeles
  • Most students are accepted to the program within one year from application submission
  • 98.55% National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) exam pass rate in 2019 and 2018
  • Collaborative programs with major universities to help you achieve a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Application Requirements

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Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC) offers an Associate in Science Degree Nursing (ADN) Program.The Registered Nurse (RN) Program is accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Students must first be admitted into the nursing program before they may register for nursing courses. Students are admitted for both Fall and Spring Semesters.

The mission of the Department of Nursing at LAPC is to educate students to become entry-level practitioners of nursing. Completion of the prescribed curriculum qualifies the graduate to apply for licensure by examination as a registered nurse (RN) in the State of California.

Nursing students receive clinical experience concurrently with classroom instruction for approximately 25 to 30 hours per week. Local hospital and other health agencies provide the clinical facilities where students administer direct nursing care to patients under the supervision of nursing faculty.

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to RN, 30-unit option, Foreign Nurse Graduate and Transfer programs may be available for eligible students.

Disclosure: The board of registered nursing may deny a license, regulated by the Business & Professional Code, Section 480, on such grounds as: being convicted of a crime, acts of dishonesty, fraud or deceit, etc. Applicants who have questions regarding limitations related to licensure should contact the Board of Registered Nursing, 400 R Street, Suite 4030, Sacramento, CA 95814, (919) 322-3350, California Board of Registered Nursing.

*State of California Board of Registered Nursing: 400 R. Street, Suite 4030, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 322-3350, California Board of Registered Nursing.

Nondiscrimination Policy: All programs and activities of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) shall be operated in a manner which is free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, handicap or veterans status. Reference Board Rule 1202.

All students are required to provide a criminal record clearance prior to enrollment in the Nursing Program. (Education Code section 66055.9) Currently, Live Scan background check is the screening program. Students shall be denied participation in the program for certain convictions and/or violations. Specific information regarding automatic disqualification may be obtained by contacting the Board of Registered Nursing.

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Pierce College Nursing Dept.

Office Location

Center for the Sciences, 9000
6201 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91371


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Phone: +1 (818) 719-6477