Nursing & Health Occupation Programs

Southwestern Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program serves a diverse community of students and provides educational preparation for the graduate in the role of a Registered Nurse and as a professional member of the healthcare community. The Nursing Program provides educational opportunities that enable our students to progress from a novice level of expertise to a graduate level of expertise in nursing skills, clinical reasoning, and theoretical preparation. The program promotes personal enrichment, community service and transfer for advanced nursing educational opportunities. The Nursing Program promotes student learning and success by committing to a continuous improvement plan which includes assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The program celebrates successes as our students progress in the program, in their advanced degrees and as key members of the Nursing profession.

Nursing & Health Occupation Program Information Sessions

  • Program Application and Information Sessions are offered monthly at Southwestern College. Learn about our programs and how to apply for ADN, LVN, Step Up LVN to ADN, ORN, CST, ST, CNA, and Acute Care CNA.

Information Session flyer (PDF)

All accepted students for any of the nursing & health occupations programs will be required to complete the american data bank background check, urine drug screening and complio immunizations prior to starting program.

Point Loma Nazarene University Partnership

Southwestern College is partnering with Point Loma Nazarene University to launch an extensive, on-site baccalaureate program with the university that offers students four bachelor degrees at the community college campus. Under the partnership, Southwestern College students who are accepted into Point Loma Nazarene University partnership programs can earn bachelor degrees in Nursing, Criminal Justice, Management & Relational Development, and Child & Adolescent Development without having to leave the Chula Vista district. The courses are offered at Southwestern.

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