link Health Occupations & Nursing
Mission Valley College logo.

four nursing students with iphone

Thank you for your interest in the health occupations program at Mission!

  • The Mission College campus is closed to the public until further notice.
  • The Nursing Assistant program application period for the Fall 2021 Cohort opens May 14, 2021; for additional information see Deadlines > Nursing Assistant (NA) Program (below)

Please Note: Applying to Mission does not guarantee enrollment in a specific program-such as Nursing.

Deadlines

Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program

Information Session: Contact at (408) 855-5386.

The Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 (cohort) application period is closed. The 2021-2022 cohort application** period opened February 12, 2021 and closed March 12, 2021. No wait list.

** Advisory NEW: Applicant status to Registered Nursing program applicants will be sent out by 5 pm on Friday, April 23, 2021 via email. The applicant status email will be sent to the student email of the College.

** Program availablity is contingent on COVID-19 restrictions and completion of the current (2020-2021) cohort; additional information click here.

PLEASE NOTE NEW: A mandatory Orientation Session for those whom are accepted into the program (regular and alternates) is scheduled for Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 8:00 am via in-person, on campus seminar; please refer back to your acceptance letter (email) for additional information.

For additional program information see (scroll down)
About Our Nursing Programs > Registered Nursing (LVN-RN)

Vocational Nurse (VN) Program

Information Session: Contact at (408) 855-5427.

The Spring 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 (cohort) application period is closed. The 2021-2022 cohort application period opened September 25, 2020 and closed October 23, 2020. No wait list.

For additional program information see (scroll down)
About Our Nursing Programs > Vocational Nurse (VN)

Nursing Assistant (NA) Program

  • Information Session on May 5, 2021 at 9:00 am via Zoom, to join click here.
  • Information Session on May 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm via Zoom, to join click here.

The Summer 2021 (cohort) application period is closed. The Summer 2021 application period opened February 15, 2021 and closed March 15, 2021. No wait list.

The Fall 2021 cohort application** period opens May 14, 2021 and closes June 11, 2021; application will be available May 14, 2021 after 10:00 am

** Program availability is contingent on COVID-19 restrictions and completion of the current (Summer 2021 semester) cohort.

PLEASE NOTE: A mandatory Orientation Session for those whom are accepted into the program (regular and alternates) is scheduled for June 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm via Zoom; to join the session please refer back to your acceptance letter (email) for the link.

For additional program information see (scroll down)
About Our Nursing Programs > Nursing Assistant (NA)

Psychiatric Technician Careers

  • Mission College will be suspending admission to the Psychiatric Technician Program for Spring/Fall 2021 admission. The program will be going through curriculum revisions and updates in 2021. We want to provide the most comprehensive curriculum we can provide to our students. The website and program status will be updated periodically. Please reach out to a counselor for other career options.

Health Occupations at Mission College

Mission College offers several areas of study resulting in certificates and degrees in the field of Health Occupations. These include:

  • Nursing Assistant (NA)
  • Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • Community Health Worker
  • Psychiatric Technician (PT) (admission suspended)
  • Vocational Nurse (VN)
  • Registered Nursing (LVN-RN)

Each program is unique with its own required prerequisites, course work, labs, and clinical studies.

No recency requirement for Science courses. Science courses are NOT required to be within five years. Beginning Spring 2015 entry into the PT and VN program will require a CNA certificate.

For more information please attend an Informational Session. Dates for Informational Sessions are located on the each program information sheet (i.e., Program and Dates (Info. Sheet).

Schedule an appointment in counseling to review your academic record for program eligibility or speak with a Counselor regarding a nursing career.


Courses

All Health Occupations Courses:

Courses to consider for next term

Schedule an appointment in counseling to review your academic record for program eligibility or speak with a Counselor regarding a nursing career.


About Our Nursing Programs

Eligibility

Prospective Vocational Nursing Program Students:

As of 11/16/15 the Health Occupations Department will no longer be considering the TEAS Score during the admissions process to the Psychiatric Technician (PT) and Vocational Nurse (VN) Program.

The use of the TEAS score will remain for the Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program. ATI TEAS (aka, TEAS-VI (6)) score will be used during the admission process.

For more information please attend an Informational Session. Dates for Informational Sessions are located on the each program information sheet.

Military Personnel

Policy Guidelines for Military Personnel Nursing Admission

Individuals who have held Military Health Care Occupations, specifically: Basic Medical Technician Corpsman (Navy HM or Air Force BMTCP), Army Health Care Specialist (68W Army Medic) or Air Force Independent Duty Medical Technician (IMDT 4N0X1C) may choose between two acceptance options at Mission College Health Occupations Programs.

Nursing Assistant (NA)

Nursing Assisant (NA) Program

Nursing Assistant (NA) Program (Information Sheet)

  • See Information Sheet (above) for Application Process and Eligibility Requirements

Information Session: See Deadlines > Nursing Assistant (NA) Program (top of page)

HO Certificates Nurse Assistant Level I


Nursing Assistant (NA) Summer 2021

The Summer 2021 (cohort) application period is closed. The Summer 2021 application period** opened February 15, 2021 and closed March 15, 2021.

** Program availablity is contingent on COVID-19 restrictions and completion of the current (Spring 2021) cohort.

** Advisory: The program date of offering has changed; please see the Important Dates, below, for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: A mandatory Orientation Session for those whom are accepted into the program (regular and alternates) is scheduled for Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm via Zoom; to join the session please refer back to your acceptance letter (email) for the link.

Application Packet

Medical Packet

Important Dates

Theory & Clinical Schedule

Information Session (PowerPoint)

Orientation Session (PowerPont)

Live Scan Form

Emergency Contact Information Form

Skills Kit Order Form

Additional Patch Order Form

Nursing Assistant (NA) Program Text Books (in revision)

Nursing Assistant (NA) Program Absenteeism Policy (in revision)


Nursing Assistant (NA) Fall 2021

The Fall 2021 cohort application** period opens May 14, 2021 and closes June 11, 2021; application will be available May 14, 2021 after 10:00 am

Information Session: See Deadlines > Nursing Assistant (NA) Program (top of page)

** Program availablity is contingent on COVID-19 restrictions and completion of the current (Spring 2021) cohort.

PLEASE NOTE: A mandatory Orientation Session for those whom are accepted into the program (regular and alternates) is scheduled for June 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm via Zoom; to join the session please refer back to your acceptance letter (email) for the link.

Important Dates

Theory & Clinical Schedule

Application Packet (not available)

Information Session - PowerPoint (not available)

Orientation Session - PowerPoint (not available)

Medical Packet (not available)

Live Scan Form (not available)

Emergency Contact Information Form

Skills Kit Order Form (not available)

Additional Patch Order Form (not available)

Nursing Assistant (NA) Program Text Books (in revision)

Nursing Assistant (NA) Program Absenteeism Policy (in revision)

Home Health Aide (HHA)

Home Health Aid (HHA)**

** Summer 2021 applications are being accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information contact Ms. Ann Cowels <ann.cowels@missioncollege.edu>.

Home Health Aide (Information Sheet)

Theory & Clinical Schedule

HO Certificates
Home Health Aide Level II

Community Health Worker (CHW)

Community Health Worker (CHW)

CHW Program and Dates (not available)

Applicants for 2021 Term (Spring, Summer and Fall 2021) program:
**Mission College will be suspending admission to the Community Health Worker for 2021 term admission. The program will be going through curriculum revisions and updates in 2021. We want to provide the most comprehensive curriculum we can provide to our students.

The website and program status will be updated periodically. Please reach out to a counselor for other career options.**

Community Health Degrees and Certificates
Associate in Science - Community Health Worker

Associate in Science - Community Health Worker, Developmentally Disabled
Certificate - Community Health Worker
Certificate - Community Health Worker, Developmentally Disabled

Psychiatric Technician (PT)

Psychiatric Technician (PT)

Applicants for Academic Year 2021/2022 program:
**Mission College will be suspending admission to the Psychiatric Technician Program for Spring/Fall 2021/2022 admission. The program will be going through curriculum revisions and updates in 2021/2022. We want to provide the most comprehensive curriculum we can provide to our students. The website and program status will be updated periodically. Please reach out to a counselor for other career options.**

Vocational Nurse (VN)

Vocational Nurse (VN) Program

Vocational Nurse (VN) Program (Information Sheet)

  • See Information Sheet (above) for Application Process and Eligibility Requirements

Information Session: See Deadlines > Vocational Nurse (VN) Program (top of page)

VN Associate of Science

Applicants for 2021-2022 Program:
The Spring 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 (cohort) application period is closed.

  • The 2021-2022 corhort application dates for the VN program were September 25, 2020 through October 23, 2020. If you applied to the program and did NOT receive a letter regarding your application please contact Ms. Marsha Oliver, Director of VN Program.
  • Application Packet (archive)
    (If you are a Mission College and/or West Valley College student and need to request a transcript from the colleges click here.)
Registered Nursing (LVN-RN)

Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program

Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program (Information Sheet)

  • See Information Sheet (above) for Application Process and Eligibility Requirements

Information Session: See Deadlines > Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program (top of page)

Applicants for 2021-2022 Program:
The Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 (cohort) application period is closed.

Applicants for 2020-2021 Program:
The Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 (cohort) application period is closed.

For additional information, see Registered Nursing Program webpage.

**The Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program will no longer be considering TEAS-V (5) score during the admission process. All applicants must submit ATI TEAS (aka, TEAS-VI (6)) score.

  • Program Philosophy (not available)
  • Learning Outcomes (not available)
  • Program Courses (not available)
  • Student Information (not available)
  • Faculty Contact
  • Registered Nursing Program Orientation Packet (not available)