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

For more information contact:
The School of Nursing Office


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

ATI TEAS Examinations: The School of Nursing at Golden West College is offering a FREE ATI TEAS Examination. Future test dates to be announced.  
Upcoming Tentative Application Filing Periods:
Fall 2022 Admission: April 1-15, 2022
Spring 2023 Admission: July 2022
Specific dates to come.
 “How to Apply webpage for the Online Nursing Application link will open only during application filing period.
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:
If you are not a student at GWC, complete an application now to the college, available on the website ( A student ID# and Coast Community College District student email address are required to apply to the GWC Nursing Program.
Students are highly recommended to not select the option of P/NP for the Anatomy, Microbiology or Physiology courses. Selecting this option will default to the "C" letter grade. All science courses must be completed to receive points. Online science courses with labs completed in the Spring and Summer 2021 are accepted from our list of approved institutions. "In progress" science courses are not assigned points on the Multi-Criteria Guidelines. Contact your Nursing Counselor for questions related to Course Equivalency.

Getting Started
ADN Curriculum
RN-BSN Co-Enrollment Program
Achievement Data