1. Prerequisite Courses Required to Apply
  • No “in progress” prerequisite course will be accepted
  • There is no recency requirement for prerequisites
  1. Program Requirements
    • Complete all program prerequisites
    • 2.5 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) for these courses: Anatomy, Pharmacology, Physiology, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, English 1A
  2. Program Courses are completed over 4 semesters
    • Medical Surgical Nursing is from simple to complex over the 4 semesters
  3. Time Commitment
    • Full time about 4 hours of theory and 16-18 hours of clinical time
    • Typically, class/clinical 3-4 days a week
    • About 20-30 hours of study/homework time, varies depending on student
    • Students must achieve 75% or higher in each class to progress in the program
  4. Additional Requirements
  5. Cost of Program
    • Student’s may be eligible for financial aid
  6. Financial Aid
    • Available, takes months to process; go to the Yuba College Financial Aid website to find out more
    • Many scholarships available
  7. Convictions and Arrest Record
    • Prior to admission into the program, if criminal history is a concern, check the BRN website; to ensure you qualify for a nurisng license
    • BRN possesses the right to deny any graduate to take NCLEX
    • Criminal history may keep you from admission into the program because our clinical partners may not allow it. You are to have a Criminal Background Check
    • When submitting application to the BRN you will need written details of conviction and consequences, fines paid, proof of rehabilitation, certified copy of court proceeding, letters of recommendation; DUI’s are reportable offenses
  8. Assessment Testing
    • Must take ATI TEAS before applying; highly recommend studying for the test
    • Must have 62% of higher to apply to the program
    • Higher scores earn more points which increase applicants’ chances of selection to enter program
    • For testing sites and more information go to
  9. Application Process
    • Multicriteria enrollment process; online applications
    • Applications open twice a year
    • Check out our Admissions Process
    • Must apply to the college in order to obtain a student ID#
    • With student ID# applicants can access the application
    • Multicriteria utilizes previous experience/knowledge, GPA, and TEAS test scores to rank applicants
    • Class selected from the top scores on the Multicriteria tool; no waitlist; check out our tool