Golden West College Nursing Program Review

Golden West College (GWC) is located in Huntington Beach. It is also known as “Surf City”. This college serves more than 14,000 students and is a two-year, medium-sized college. GWC offers various instructional and student support programs and has a strong commitment to student learning. Golden West College is part of the Coast Community College District (CCCD).

ADN – Basic Associate Degree Program

Meeting the minimum requirements does not automatically guarantee selection into the Associate’s degree in Nursing (ADN). Selection to this nursing course will be done according to a formula that determines a student’s probability of success in this program. Only eligible students will be considered.

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program is divided into 4 semesters and will total 56 study units. The courses in this program must be taken in a specific required curriculum order and students must also achieve a minimum 2.0-grade point average for all subjects to be accepted into this program.

Completing this course will qualify the student to be eligible for the Associate Arts Nursing degree qualification, and this will allow students to be accepted for examination at the California licensing examination for Registered Nursing. This nursing program has also received accreditation from the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Non-Graduate Program

Students may be allowed to take the examination for licensing when they have completed the curriculum; even if the requirements have not yet been met. However, students will then not be considered to be graduates and as a result, they might not be able to receive their license in other states.

Admission Requirements

In order to be accepted for this program, prospective students will need to undergo a physical examination upon his or her application to ensure he or she meets the appropriate physical and emotional standards of the program. Students must also hold a valid CPR certification no less than 2 years old. Students that plan on enrolling in the nursing program need to complete an acceptable score on the Test of Essential Analytical Skills (TEAS).

A background check will also be done on all prospective students and they are also advised to obtain malpractice insurance. Students to this course are responsible for their own expenses with regards to transportation, uniforms, accessories, CPR courses, and physical examinations.

In order to be accepted into these programs, no student that is currently undergoing treatment for substance abuse will be considered.

LVN to ADN Program

Students that wish to complete the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to Associates degree in Nursing (ADN) program will be required to have at least one year of experience with direct patient care; as well as be a graduate of the LVN program. All student applications will be subject to an evaluation and factors will be considered such as GPA scores and the passing of prerequisites. Students will be informed in writing and they will need to accept to be able to enter the course.

Golden West College
15744 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach
CA 92647
Tel: (714) 892-7711