Nursing Fair, Info Sessions
Cuesta College’s Nursing Department is holding a variety of events in the coming weeks.
On February 23, the college will host the 5th Annual Nursing Education Fair specifically geared toward current students, alumni, and nurses employed in San Luis Obispo County, northern Santa Barbara County, and southern Monterey County.
The fair will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., on the San Luis Obispo Campus in building 2500, room 2502, and include representatives from various colleges offering Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing Degree (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Attendees will learn about eligibility, enrollment processes and transfer credits.
Many in-state and out-of-state schools will have representatives present, including Chamberlain College of Nursing, Ohio University, Grand Canyon University, Cal State Monterey Bay, and more. Online and accelerated programs will also be represented.
Registration is not necessary. For the duration of the event, parking permits will not be necessary in lot 5. For questions, call (805) 546-3100, ext. 2579 or email at Ursula_bishop@cuesta.edu.
Cuesta College Nursing Program Information Sessions are being held throughout March for those interested in nursing programs offered by the college. The sessions provide a basic overview of the pre-requisite coursework, admission criteria, program requirements, and the application processes. No registration required.
LVN Program Information Session
The Cuesta College Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program prepares students for entry-level vocational nursing positions in a variety of healthcare settings. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination – Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN).
March 15, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | North County Campus, Room N2407
RN Program Information Session
The Cuesta College Registered Nursing Program prepares students to graduate with an Associate of Science Degree in Registered Nursing (ADN). Students are prepared for entry-level RN positions in a variety of healthcare settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN).
March 19, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | San Luis Obispo Campus, Room 2401
AP LVN to RN Program Information Session*
The Cuesta College Advanced Placement LVN to RN Pathway allows currently licensed California LVN’s with at least one year of work experience to enter the RN Program in the 2nd semester.
March 26, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | San Luis Obispo Campus, Room 2401
*Note: Attendance at a 2016-2018 LVN to RN Information Session is mandatory in order to be eligible to apply to the AP LVN to RN program in June 2018.
Parking permits are required; daily permits are available for $2 at ticket machines located in all campus parking lots. For questions on the Information Sessions, call (805) 546-3100, ext. 2391, or email Claudia_ferriday@cuesta.edu.
Established in 1967, the Cuesta College Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses (BRN). Recently, Cuesta College partnered with California State University – Monterey Bay (CSUMB) to offer a collaborative pathway Associate Degree in Nursing to Bachelor’s Science in Nursing (ADN to BSN degree) to currently enrolled Cuesta RN students. Launched in 2016, the CSUMB ADN to BSN collaborative pathway at Cuesta College allows Cuesta RN students the opportunity to complete their BSN one year after graduating from the ADN program.
In December 2017, Cuesta College announced that for the fourth year in a row, its RN graduates scored a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the exam that allows individuals to practice as a Registered Nurse. The Cuesta College RN graduating classes of 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate, meaning every student who graduated in the corresponding spring semester and took the NCLEX, passed it the first time they sat for the exam.
For more information, visit the Nursing Department website.