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.

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Spring 2021 Admission: The Application filing period is closed. Applications mailed on or before August 24, 2020 will be reviewed. Notifications will tentatively be sent out in late October. Updates will periodically be posted here under our Nursing Department News section as they become available. A confirmation email will be sent to the Applicant’s CCCD Student Email account around September 8 to confirm receipt of the application packet. Please allow processing time before inquiring. Thank you.

GWC Nursing will accept online science labs for courses completed spring, summer and fall 2020 from institutions that have previously been approved. Contact the Counseling Department directly for course equivalency questions.

We highly recommend students do not select the option of P/NP for Anatomy, Microbiology or Physiology. If a student selects this option it will be equivalent to a “C” letter grade.


Alice Martanegara, DNP, RN, Associate Dean and Director of Nursing

For more information contact:
The School of Nursing Office


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


Admissions Procedure, Application Processing, Program Requirements, Enrollment Information, etc.

(See GWC Catalog)

Course Evaluations

If you have questions regarding educational planning (SEP), course equivalencies and transcript evaluations you will need to contact the Counseling Department directly to set up an appointment. We do not have counselors in the School of Nursing. You can request a Nursing counselor.

To see transferable courses from local colleges, please review the Course Equivalency Grid found under the “Admission Information” link.


All complete applications that are submitted by the filing deadline are evaluated based on the Multi-Criteria Guidelines. Qualified applicants are ranked based on points earned in the Multi-Criteria. Students with the highest number of points are selected until all spaces in the program are filled. A limited number of alternate applicants are also selected. Students who are eligible to enroll in nursing coursework must submit required paperwork by specified deadlines or their space will be given to an alternate. Qualified applicants who are not selected for entry are encouraged to reapply during the next application period. We do not maintain a waitlist.

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

Natalie Dalton

Instructor, Nursing

A.D.N., Golden West College, B.S.N. & M.S.N., California State University Dominguez Hills

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

F.N.P., M.N., M.BA., University of California, Irvine and University of Phoenix

Eva Potts

Instructor, Nursing

A.D.N., Golden West College, B.S.N., Saint Joseph’s College, M.S.N., California State University Long Beach, WHNP-BC Certified

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

Director, 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

A.D.N. and R.N. Cerritos College, B.S.N. University of Phoenix, M.S.N. 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

  • Graduates’ Success on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate through May 2018: 92.5% (1)
  • Student attrition (academic year): 1.5% (2)
  • Student retention (academic year): 98.5% (2)
  • Students’ completion of the nursing program: 93% (3)
  • Graduates obtaining a job in nursing within 6 months: 75% (4)

(1) Per CA BRN NCLEX Pass Rates 2017 – 2018

(2) Per GWC Nursing Program data (Fall 2018 – Spring 2019)

(3) Per ACEN reporting Guidelines (Fall 2017 – Spring 2018)

(4) Per GWC Nursing Program data (Fall 2017 – Spring 2018)