College of the
Health Occupations



Registered Nursing Program Brochure (PDF)

The ADN program is a 2-year, 4 semester, program which prepares the student for a leadership role in the care of patients in a variety of health care settings including acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, clinics and out-patient services.

For additional information about this career visit Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook: Registered Nurse.


The curriculum prepares nurses to assume responsibility for directing the nursing care of patients with acute and chronic illness. It also provides theory and practice for the student to develop the ability to perform preventative, therapeutic and rehabilitative intervention techniques. In addition to treatments and procedures (including medications and intravenous therapy), the program emphasizes patient education, psychosocial and cultural aspects, and bioethics.  

Upon completion of the ADN curriculum, the student is awarded an Associate in Science Degree and is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). A new class is admitted every Fall semester according to a prescribed selection process.



2016 RN Application (Fillable Form)
(click here)

(All students are encouraged to log onto www.atitesting.com for TEAS study material and other useful resources and information.)

To View and/or print Program Packets you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Please Note: Information is Subject to Change

Students who applied to the Nursing Program in February 2016

Will be mailed their waitlist numbers by

Mailed April 30th.



Nursing Programs Handbook(2015-2016 Handbook)

This handbook has been designed to guide you through the complexities of the nursing program by providing professional codes and standards as well as program information, curriculum and policies. It supplements the College of the Redwoods? Board Policies and the College Catalog. Faculty, students, and administration have collaboratively developed this Handbook and adopted the nursing policies to provide mutual understanding of the programs? expectations, roles and responsibilities.

You will find this handbook a useful tool throughout the entire nursing program and reference it often.


FAQ  Frequently Asked Questions

How many Students are accepted into the program?
Each year, Fall semester, a new class is admitted; we accept approximately 44 students.

When can I apply to the ADN-RN Program?
The Application Period is during the Spring semester, and the application dates are available in our Program Brochure. For more details, please see the RN Program Brochure.  Immediately following the Application Period, the Selection Process will randomize qualified applicants who have submitted a complete Application to the Associate Degree in Science Nursing Program. Unverified and/or invalidated entries on the application form will cause disqualification of the applicant.

Qualified applications to the ADN-RN Program will be selected by lottery. At this time, there is approximately a two year waiting list for qualified applicants.  Students will be maintained in order of the random lottery on a waiting list until a seat becomes available for them. The Health Occupation Office will notify students by letter of their acceptance into the ADN-RN Program and keep them updated regarding their waitlist number.

Students must keep the Health Occupations Office apprised of any changes in their contact information by either faxing new information to 707-476-4419 or emailing updates to janet-humble@redwoods.edu.  Students must also update their information with the College through Web Advisor.

Applications received after the Application Period will not be maintained on a waiting list. Reapplication will be required for applications received after the Application Period. Therefore, it is in the best interest of the applicant to qualify for enrollment by submitting a complete application with all specified documentation attached during the Application Period.

What are the entrance requirements?
Entrance to the Program is subject to a yearly application process. In filing an application for entrance to the Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN), the applicant must verify:  Enrollment at College of the Redwoods, official high school transcript or equivalent, official transcripts for all colleges attended, and official transcript and course descriptions for prerequisite courses to the nursing program. Official transcripts and course descriptions are only required for courses taken at other colleges/universities other than the College of the Redwoods.   Applicants are required to take the nationally standardized entrance test called the TEAS Exam (Test of Essential Academic Skills).  See Program Brochure for further details.

How do I apply to the Program?

    1. File a completed enrollment application to the College of the Redwoods through Web Advisor. Students must be accepted by the college to participate in the ADN program. Please indicate pre-nursing as your major.
    2. Obtain and read an Application to the Associate of Science Degree Nursing Program. Applications can be obtained from the Counseling Office, Health Occupations Office, or from our main Health Occupations web site.
    3. When all program prerequisites are completed, submit an application to the Health Occupations Office during the application period with all documents of verification attached. Applications may be either personally delivered or mailed to the Health Occupations Office during the application period. We suggest using certified mail to ensure receipt and verification of your application.

7351 Tompkins Hill Road
Eureka, CA 95501

707 476.4214
FAX: 707 476.4419