Welcome to the COS Registered Nursing Program
The COS Nursing Program is a four semester program that leads to an Associate of Science Degree in Registered Nursing. This Registered Nursing Program prepares students for entry-level employment and/or potential further study in the field of Registered Nursing. Students completing this degree will have a foundation for the field of Registered Nursing through the study of the biological, behavioral, and physical sciences and will acquire critical thinking, effective communication, physical assessment, and cultural competence skills and abilities.
Graduates are prepared for the role of care provider across the health care continuum, as managers of care, and as an active member of the nursing profession. The curriculum provides experiences in a variety of health care settings including medical, surgical, geriatrics, perinatal, pediatrics and psychiatric/mental health.
The Registered Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, and successful completion of the requirements qualifies the graduate to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: acute care, home care, long-term care, physicians' offices, public and private facilities, and specialty units (Intensive Care, Geriatrics, Dialysis, Operating Room, etc.).
Nursing Division Office
Hospital Rock - Room 101
Monday - Friday
7:45am - 4:30pm
Summer Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:00am - 5:30pm