Pacific Union College Nursing Program Review

Pacific Union College (PUC) is a community education institution that aims to prepare students to be enthusiastic and productive in their chosen careers. PUC is located close to the Napa Valley, just 17 miles to the north of San Francisco. This college has also ranked as the top of its category as the “Best College” for 17 consecutive years.

Associate of Science (A.S) in Nursing

In order to be accepted for this nursing degree program, students need to complete various prerequisite classes; including Intermediate Algebra, English, Anatomy and Chemistry. Applications are received and evaluated for the next quarter; provided that all prerequisites have been met. Eligibility is divided into classes, and grades. As for grades, students need to achieve a minimum of 2.7 Grade Point Average (GPA) to be accepted; and preference will go towards students with a grade of 3.0 and higher.

Major in Nursing, B.S.N and A.S Degrees (Two Step Program)

This degree aims to prepare students to function successfully as nursing professionals in their own capacity. AS graduates are able to also qualify as Registered Nurses (RN’s) after they have passed the examination for licensing in their respective State. The College also provides an LVN to RN AS program at the Air Force Base in Travis for students who want to grow as a professional nurse. Classes are divided into week days and weekends to accommodate all students.

A.S Program Admission Requirements

Required admissions are those explained above in effect during the year of the student’s admission to the nursing program. The Nursing Department has rights to admit or deny admission to each individual based on the evaluation.

Each individual must submit an application for admission to the Nursing Department accompanied by $30 of application fee. Both of the Admission Committee and the applicants may request for an interview.

Major in Nursing BSN Degree – for Registered Nurses (RN’s) Only

This degree program has been designed to accommodate the working professionals. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) courses may be taken on a full time or a part time basis at the convenient Angwin Campus; or students can choose part time study at the Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa. All of the students can plan their individual clinical hours and also participate in the selection of mentors. The clinical sites may be arranged with local hospital in the student’s hometown.

In addition to the part time option, there is also a full time option for the RN to BSN students; and students who do not met the criteria for full time classes will be considered for part time study.

LVN to RN AS Program

For this program, students are required to meet certain basic prerequisites; including passing various cognate courses. These courses include nutrition, public speaking, general microbiology and sociology. This program also requires 41 hours of course work and a total of 115 hours will be taken to qualify for the degree. Students will also need to undergo a routine health check and be cleared before acceptance into this program. This health check is standard for all nursing programs at the College.


Pacific Union College
One Angwin Avenue
Angwin, CA 94508
Tel: (707) 965-7606

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