Online Applications



LVN to RN Placement Program September 2024 November 2024
Associate of Science Degree in Registered Nursing
Program begins Fall 2024
November 7, 2023 February 9, 2024

Thank you for your interest in the Hartnell College Registered Nursing program.  The program is impacted, meaning that far more qualified students apply than can be accepted.  Before applying, please be aware that classroom and some clinical courses are taught using face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.  Clinical courses occur throughout Monterey County and are scheduled seven days per week and 24-hours each day.  Clinical class times, dates, and places are subject to change based on unanticipated circumstances.  

Your success is important to us.  Please consider your level of preparedness before committing to an education in registered nursing.  Research indicates that successful Hartnell nursing students work less than 16 hours per week and have an extended support system of family and friends.  Because of intricacies and rigor of the registered nursing program, we cannot accommodate your employment or family responsibilities.

We ask that you review our Nursing and Health Sciences Student Handbook and Policy and Procedure Manual. Become familiar with our mission, vision, values, and philosophy before you apply.  Please be sure that Hartnell College is a good match for you.  

LVN-to-RN Applicant: Multi-criterion Screening Worksheet

RN Applicant: Multi-criterion Screening Worksheet

Student Support Program(s) Verification Form


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NewReturning and Dual Enrollment Students are required to have a current application.


It is required that all prerequisites be completed before applying to the program. In progress courses will be not be considered. 

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Skip this step if you completed all prerequisite courses at the following schools listed below.
A Hartnell College counselor must evaluate course descriptions and transcripts for each prerequisite course taken at colleges other than those listed below; it is required for admission.

  1. Hartnell College
  2. Cabrillo College
  3. Cuesta College
  4. DeAnza College
  5. Evergreen Valley College
  6. San Jose City College
  7. Gavilan College
  8. Mission College
  9. Monterey Peninsula College


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Skip this step if you were educated in the US or attended a US accredited institution.



Mail To
ATTN: Nursing and Health Sciences
411 Central Ave Salinas, Ca 93901

Electronic Request

Foreign transcript evaluation (2 orders), if applicable

Other college transcripts
(1 official hard copies to be mailed or 1 electronic orders from each college where you took prerequisite courses)

Official AP transcript (1 order), if applicable

All prerequisite courses completed at Hartnell College?
You do NOT need to order a Hartnell transcript.





Selection and Admission Timeline:

September 8, 2023

LVN-to-RN- Application opens

November 3, 2023

LVN-to-RN - Final application deadline
Late and incomplete applications are not reviewed.

November 9, 2023

LVN-to-RN- Email notification of conditional acceptance or denial for placement assessments

November 13-17, 2023
(by invitation only)

LVN-to-RN - ATI Placement Assessment(s)

November 22, 2023

LVN-to-RN- Email notification of conditional placement or denial

December 6, 2023

LVN-to-RN- Mandatory Nursing New Student Orientation

November 7, 2023

RN- Application opens

February 9, 2024

RN- Final application deadline
Late and incomplete applications are not reviewed.

March 15, 2024

RN- Phase 2 Email notification of conditional acceptance or denial

March 18 or 19, 2024
(by invitation only)

RN- ATI TEAS Assessment (by invitation only)

March 28, 2024

RN- Email notification of conditional acceptance or denial

April 10, 2024

RN- Mandatory Nursing New Student Orientation