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

For more information contact:
The School of Nursing Office


Student Nursing handbook

Nursing Graduates

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

Fall 2021 Admission: the next filing period will tentatively be March 29th through April 9th, 2021. Please check back for NEW Online Nursing Application at the end of February. You must have a student ID# for one of the Coast Community Colleges to apply: Golden West College, Coastline College or Orange Coast College. It is recommended that you apply to the college now if you are not a student. Please read the "How to Apply" link on our website for detailed instructions: This page is currently under revision and will be updated by end of February 2021. There will be an updated Online Orientation and a NEW Online Nursing Application, etc. If you are not a student at GWC, complete an application now to the college, available on the website (  You will need a student ID# and Coast Community College District student email address to apply to the Nursing Program.
GWC Nursing will accept online science labs for courses completed spring, summer and spring 2021 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.
Transcript Evaluation
Please review the Course Equivalency Grid for local Community Colleges: If you do not see your course listed there then you may need to request a transcript evaluation.
Please note: If you need to request a transcript evaluation, you must have a Student ID# from one of the Coast Community College District Colleges: Golden West College, Coastline College or Orange Coast College. Official Transcripts must be on file at Admissions and Records. Please review the A&R website for instructions on how to send Official Transcripts. DO NOT send them to the School of Nursing: Please click on the Transcript Evaluation link. Please allow two to four weeks for your evaluation to be completed. You will receive a notification once your evaluation is complete. Keep this notification to attach to your application.
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