Program: Registered Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program provides a high-quality nursing education to qualified and diverse students for the development of entry-level nurses who are prepared to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the community. The faculty strives to create a student-centered environment of collaboration, lifelong learning, and mentorship to promote academic excellence and compassionate nursing care.

Upon completion of the ADN program, the graduate will be able to:
  • Integrate evidence-supported clinical reasoning and the nursing process into clinical practice.
  • Utilize therapeutic and culturally competent communication in the collaborative care environment.
  • Exhibit safe practice in the delivery of patient-centered care.
  • Implement an individualized teaching plan developed to address patients’ unique learning needs.
  • Deliver care in a professional manner to meet complex patient and family needs.
Accreditation Statement & Contact Info

The Associate Degree Nursing program and LVN to RN Career Ladder program at Long Beach City College at the LAC Campus located in Long Beach, California is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road N.E., Ste. 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. The program is also approved by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is continuing accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.

Career Opportunities

The program is designed to be completed in two years (after completion of pre-requisites) and qualifies the student to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination given by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing. The program satisfies the requirements for an Associate degree and/or a Career Certificate. The graduate is qualified for immediate employment in acute care hospitals and many other healthcare facilities. 

This Associate Degree and Certificate of Achievement prepare students for an entry-level position in a variety of healthcare settings following successful completion of the NCLEX-RN. The RN also serves as a foundation for specialization. 

Graduates of the Associate Degree Registered Nursing program are also eligible to transfer into the upper-division nursing courses in RN to bachelor’s degree nursing programs and RN to master’s degree nursing programs.

Degree Options

Nursing: Registered Nursing (AS) Curriculum Guide

Associate in Science (AS), Registered Nursing Degree 

The program is designed to be completed in two years (after completion of pre-requisites) and qualifies the student to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination. The graduate is qualified for immediate employment in acute care hospitals and many other healthcare facilities. The RN also serves as a foundation for specialization. Graduates of the Associate Degree Registered Nursing program are also eligible to transfer into the upper division nursing courses in RN to bachelor’s degree nursing programs and RN to master’s degree nursing programs. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Synthesize the theories and principles that encompass the nursing process and pathological conditions. 
  • Manage all aspects of the nursing process to achieve positive patient outcomes.