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Nursing Education Department

Registered Nursing Program

Submitting Your Application

GENERIC RN APPLICATION DATES
DUE TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING COVID-19 AND ITS IMPACTS ON CALIFORNIA NURSING PROGRAMS, WE WILL BE UNABLE TO ADMIT NEW STUDENTS FOR FALL 2020. WE HAVE ALSO CANCELLED OUR SUMMER 2020 APPLICATION PERIOD. PLEASE REFER TO OUR COVID-19 FAQS FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED
ENROLLMENT START
EMAIL NOTIFICATION SENT

January 6 – February 7, 2020

Spring 2021 August – September 2020
January 4 – February 5, 2021 Fall 2021

 

 

Admission to our generic RN program is based on the Palomar College Admission Multi-Criteria Points screening tool.  We do not keep a waiting list of students.  We do encourage students to reapply, should they not be initially admitted to the program.

TO APPLY:

Students who have completed all prerequisite coursework, with a grade issued, and have successfully completed the TEAS exam with a score of 62% or higher are eligible to apply to the Nursing Program.

STEP ONE:

Fill out the Palomar College RN Application Sheet (updated 2-21-2020) and Application Check List .  Please make sure these forms are complete.  Please make sure your contact information is clear and legible.

 

STEP TWO:

Assemble the required documents that must be included in your application.

  • A copy of high school diploma, GED, CHSPE, or highest level of U.S. degree awarded
  • All unofficial transcripts of course work (including any from Palomar College)
  • Unofficial copies of all TEAS attempts – including outdated exams
  • Any points attempted for a category must be verified with supporting documentation
  • Secure documents using paperclips or binder clips only.  Do not use staples, place documents in page protectors, folders, or binders. 

 

STEP THREE:

Submit your Palomar College RN Application.  Please submit your application without staples, page protectors, folders, or binders.  Secure documents with paperclips or binder clips only.

Drop off your application in person to our main office (HS-200) or mail your application addressed to:

Palomar College

Attn: Nursing Department

1140 W Mission Rd

San Marcos, CA 92069

If mailed, we do not send notification that we’ve received your application.  Please get a tracking number from your postal carrier to confirm proper delivery.

 

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SUBMISSION:
  • You must register with Palomar College to obtain a student ID number before you submit your application and it must be on the application to be considered.
  • Unofficial college transcripts can be submitted with your application.  This includes any transcripts from Palomar College.  The Palomar College Records Department will require official transcripts if you are accepted into the nursing program.
  • Required courses must be completed and a grade issued before applying.
  • The ATI TEAS exam must be completed successfully (62% or higher) and all copies of attempted TEAS exams must be included with your application including prior expired versions. Print free copies directly from your account on the ATI website.
  • We do not require a background check or proof of immunizations until after acceptance into the program.
  • No grade lower than a C will be accepted for all coursework required, general education and nursing, for the associate’s degree.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • We do not keep transcripts or applications on file. All application documents are shredded after the completion of the selection process. If you are reapplying, you must resubmit a complete application with all supporting documents.  Make sure to keep copies for your records.
  • The acceptance notification process takes several weeks to complete.  We do not notify all applicants at one time.  All notifications are sent to the email provided on the application.  Every applicant will receive a notification.

 

UNDERSTAND HOW POINTS ARE ISSUED IN AN APPLICATION REVIEW:
Palomar College Admission Multi-Criteria Points

 Spring 2020Fall 2019Spring 2019
Total Applicants265300250
Total Admitted363636
Average Applicant Points757473
Admitted Point Range80-9581-9478-98
Number Admitted from Standby9614

All students who have a completed the prerequisite coursework with a minimum 2.5 GPA in the sciences and minimum 62% on the TEAS are eligible to be admitted to the program. Please note that the accepted points vary semester to semester, based on the applicant pool and on the number of students who accept a seat. It is recommended that students apply to multiple programs in the area. If you would like advising on how to raise your application score, please contact the Nursing Education Department for an advising appointment. Please bring your unofficial transcripts and unofficial TEAS score to your appointment.

SB1393 Information – Only applies to students with U.S. regionally accredited baccalaureate degrees or higher