Registered Nursing (123010)
Projected Start Date
Program Description: The study of nursing is the application of knowledge from the arts and sciences. The purpose of the Bakersfield College Associate Degree Program is to provide the foundation for students to become competent registered nurses. The ADN Program respects the individuality of students and recognizes that each student has different educational, experiential, cultural, spiritual, economic and social backgrounds and a unique support system. The aim of the program is to provide a positive, innovative learning model that fosters the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills so that the graduate nurse is equipped to deliver care to a culturally diverse population in a variety of healthcare settings.
Enrollment Completer Projections
The Registered Nursing Program is a 4 semester program and the new program will phase in with the first courses being offered beginning Fall 2017. The first graduating class in the new program would be Spring 2019. Students are admitted to the program every semester, with a projected enrollment of 60-68 students every semester. Ideally, each graduating class would have 60-65 students, historically there are 55- 60 students graduating at the end of the 4 semester program. We plan for 120 to complete the program each year