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Program Requirements and Course Prerequisites


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & COURSE PREREQUISITES – Prior to the start of the 18 month program:

    1. Proof of high school graduation or equivalency 
    2. Eligibility for MATH 107 (Intermediate Algebra), or completion of equivalent Math 107 college course or higher. For Math assessment  testing: Make an appointment for the Math Test by contacting the Assessment Testing Office at 805‑965‑0581 x 2349, located in Student Services Building, 2nd floor.  You do  not need to take the test if you have successfully completed Math 093.
    3. ENG 160 Reading and Literacy Strategies for Nursing (ATI TEAS Testing is embedded in this course) OR Qualifying score (69%) on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) reading exam. 
      1. SBCC does not provide TEAS testing for VN applicants.
      2. Register for TEAS testing at
      3. Submit a copy of your TEAS test results to the Health Technologies Office. 
    4. Anatomy and Physiology course. At SBCC -BMS 100 The human Body, or BMS 107 Human Anatomy and BMS 108 Human Physiology
    5.  Completion of Healthy Aging 201, or a Gerontology course that is determined to be equivalent at another college.
    6.  Active CNA license required. If license is expired, it must have been active in past 3 years from start of VN program. 
    7. OR Completion of the Memory Care program, which consists of CNA 105 & CNA 106.
    8. All Requirements must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.




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