Course/Program Campus Offered Length Applications Accepted Admission (for admitted students)
North County
(Paso Robles)
9 weeks
Not Required
N/A (Course is offered fall and spring semesters)
North County
(Paso Robles)
1 year
  (3 semesters)
August (fall)
San Luis Obispo
   2 years
  (4 semesters)
August (fall)
Advanced Placement
(AP) LVN to RN* 
San Luis Obispo
   3 semesters  
January (spring)

* The AP LVN to RN program is limited to 3 students each year. Applications are distributed ONLY to attendees of a current
AP LVN to RN Information Session

Nursing Announcements

RN Program Applications will be accepted online October 1-31, 2017 (for August 2018 admission). Detailed application information, instructions, dates, and workshops are provided on the RN Applications page

Nursing Information Sessions for the Registered Nursing (RN), Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) and Advanced Placement (AP) LVN to RN programs are offered every fall and spring semester. These sessions provide detailed information on prerequisites, eligibility, application timelines, and other requirements. No registration is required. 
Fall 2017 dates & PowerPoint notes 

Group Counseling Sessions for NEW Pre-RN & Pre-LVN students are offered by the Counseling department throughout the semester. These sessions are intended for new students who are interested in preparing for the RN or LVN programs at Cuesta.  Overviews of each program are provided, along with information on the application process, degree options, priority registration and planning.  Registration is required; contact Counseling to make an appointment.
Fall 2017 dates

Nursing Certificates and Degrees


For information on how to apply for admission to Cuesta, program prerequistes, priority registration, course equivalencies, student education plans, degreea, or transferring to or from Cuesta, please contact Counseling.