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Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. Nurses plan and provide medical and nursing care to patients in the hospital, at home or in other settings who are suffering from chronic or acute physical or mental ill health.

The School of Nursing at Golden West College offers a program that leads to an Associate Degree in Nursing and qualifies the graduate to take the National Licensing exam to become a Registered Nurse.

GWC Nursing Department News

Spring 2018 Admission: The School of Nursing application filing period for Spring 2018 is closed. Do not contact the office for inquiries regarding the status of your application as this will delay our screening process. We will post an update when the notification letters have been mailed. Check back at the end of July for any updates.
Thank you.


Albert Gasparian, Dean
Diane Restelli, Interim Director of Nursing
For more information contact:
The School of Nursing Office

Basic Associate Degree Program – ADN

Completion of this curriculum qualifies students to receive the Associate of Science degree in Nursing, and to apply for the licensing examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX). A minimum grade of “C” must be achieved in each course required for the program. The program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

To enroll in Nursing G130 – Health and Illness 1 students must have completed the following courses with a “C” or better:

Prerequisite to Nursing G130 – Health & Illness 1
English G100 – English Composition – 3 units
Psychology G118 – Life Span Development – 3 units
Communication G110 – Public Speaking – 3 units

Required ADN Curriculum
Nursing Program Semester 1
Nursing G130 – Health and Illness 1 – 9 units
Nursing G131 – Professional Nursing Issues 1 – 1 unit
Biology G220 – Human Anatomy – 4 units

Nursing Program Semester 2
Nursing G140 – Health and Illness 2 – 8 units
Sociology G100 – Introduction to Sociology – 3 units
Biology G225 – Human Physiology – 4 units

Nursing Program Semester 3
Nursing G240 – Health and Illness 3 – 8 units
Nursing G241 – Professional Nursing Issues 2 – 1 unit
Biology G210 – General Microbiology – 5 units

Nursing Program Semester 4
Nursing G270 – Health and Illness 4 – 8 units
Nursing G271 – Professional Nursing Issues 3 – 1 unit

Graduation Requirements:
*Math G160 – Introduction to Statistics – 4 units
*English G110 – Critical Thinking – 4 units

Transfer Ready Courses for BSN:
Chemistry G110 – Introduction to Chemistry – 5 units

*If you have a bachelor’s degree or higher these courses may not be required.

The above curriculum does not satisfy all graduation and transfer requirements. All information is subject to change.

California Board of Registered Nursing
1625 North Market Boulevard,
Suite N217
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924
Phone: (916) 322-3350

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Golden West College has co-enrollment programs available for current ADN Nursing students – click on the schools featured below for general information.


Ju-An (Zhenghong) Broyles
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.A., Inner Mongolia Teachers’ University, China; B.S.N., USC; M.S.N., UCLA; FNP( Family Nurse Practitioner), D.N.P.

Berlynn Ching
Instructor, Nursing
A.D.N., Cerritos College; P.H.N., B.S.N., University of Phoenix; M.S.N., University of Phoenix.

Deborah Goldstick
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Applied Science Degree in Nursing RN, Schoolcraft College BSN University of Michigan (Cum Laude) MSN Indiana University.

Eva Marinotti
Assistant Professor, Nursing
A.D.N., Saddleback College; P.H.N., M.S.N., California State University at Dominguez Hills; B.Sc., M.Sc, Ph.D., University of São Paulo

Barbara Miyadi
Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., California State University, Long Beach; M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach

Diep Pham
Professor, Nursing
FNP, MN, MBA, University of California, Irvine and University of Phoenix.

Amy C. Rangel
Assistant Professor, Nursing
A.D.N., Golden West College; B.S.N., California State University Long Beach; M.S.N., California State University Long Beach; Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certificate.

Diane M. Restelli
Professor, Nursing
A.D.N., Golden West College; B.S.N., California State University at Fullerton; M.S.N., University of Texas at Houston; Ed.D., University of Southern California.

Denise Sekins
Professor, Nursing
ADN and RN Cerritos College, BSN University of Phoenix, MSN California State University, Long Beach.

Amy L. Thach
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., University of Southern California; M.S.N., P.N.P, University of California at Los Angeles

Nursing Student Achievement Data

  1. Graduates’ Success on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate through May 2016 is 91.86% (1)
  2. Student attrition (academic year) 3% (2)
  3. Student retention (academic year) 97% (2)
  4. Students’ completion of the nursing program 88% (3)
  5. Graduates obtaining a job in nursing 77% (4)

(1) Per CA BRN NCLEX Pass Rates 2015 – 2016
(2) Per GWC Nursing Program data (Fall 2016 – Spring 2017)
(3) Per ACEN reporting Guidelines (Fall 2015 – Spring 2016)
(4) Per GWC Nursing Program data (Fall 2015 – Spring 2016)