Application Process

Application forms can be found under the Forms section of this website.

It is recommended that you make an appointment with a counselor if you have questions regarding course equivalency for prerequisites not taken at Moorpark College.  When meeting with a counselor, please complete the Nursing Counseling Appointment Checklist prior to your appointment.

Applications to the Nursing Program are accepted twice a year:

  • August 1st - August 31st by 12:00 noon in the Health Sciences Department Office
  • January 4th - January 31st by 12:00 noon in the Health Sciences Department Office
  • Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm ONLY
  • Applications are NOT received on Fridays

If the application due date falls on a weekend or a holiday, the application will be due in the Health Sciences Department Office by 12:00 noon on the next business day.

It is recommended that applicants hand deliver their applications to the Health Sciences Department Office in HSC 120. Please make sure to include the following items:

  • The Nursing Program Application
  • The Nursing Application Checklist
  • The Supporting Documentation Form and paperwork if applicable
  • ALL official (sealed) transcripts from each high school and college attended (including Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura Colleges) (all courses taken for credit and no credit must be included even if not part of the major)
  • Official Advanced Placement (AP) scores from College Board
  • ALL course descriptions from the specific college catalog where the course was taken (prerequisites only) if outside the Ventura County Community College District. Please print the actual page from the college catalog of the semester and year you took the course. Do not cut and paste onto a word document. College catalogs can be found on each college's website.

**All paperwork should be placed in a 9x12 envelope, with your name clearly written on the outside

Processing of applications takes approximately 4 months; you will not be contacted during this time. 


Important Dates/Deadlines

Application Period - Applications must be received by 12:00 noon on the due date in the Health Sciences Department Office - HSC 120

  • August 1st - August 31st
  • January 4th - January 31st

Save the Dates

Starting in Fall 2016, the ATI TEAS exam will be administered. We will continue to accept the TEAS V exam results that are within 12 months of submitting your application.

If either the TEAS V or the ATI TEAS exam has been taken more than once in any 12 month period, only the first exam results will be accepted. Please be aware that the results for the ATI TEAS indicates how many times the exam has been taken and how many days have passed since the prior attempt. No exceptions to this policy will be made.

ATI TEAS - Only qualified applicants will be invited via e-mail to take this exam.

***Note you must have a valid e-mail address to receive the invitation***

  • February 24th, March 3rd & March 10th  -  For January 2017 application period
  • September 29th, October 6th & October 13th  - For August 2017 application period

Welcome to the Nursing Program Mandatory Open House/Tea - Students who are selected to enter the nursing program will be required to attend this event.

  • April 10, 2017 - For fall semester admissions 
  • October 30, 2017  - For spring semester admissions 


Application Requirements

  • High school graduation or General Education Development (GED) Exam with a score of 45, or successful passage of the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE)
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 or better in all college coursework.
  • Minimum Core Biology (Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology) with a letter grade of C or better, taken within seven years of application date. Please note you may petition the recency requirement through the Health Science Counselor.
  • Two years of High School Algebra with a letter grade of B or higher in both semesters or Math M03, Intermediate Algebra with a letter grade of C or higher
  • English Composition, with a letter grade of C or better.
  • A college level physical science is required for graduation if using a high school chemistry class to fulfill a prerequisite
  • Applicants MUST complete the following prerequisite courses PRIOR to submitting an application:
  • It is the student's responsibility to check all prerequisites


Course Name



Human Anatomy




Human Physiology

Prerequisite: 1 year of high school Chemistry or CHEM M11 or M12 and ANAT M01 (or concurrent enrollment)



General Microbiology

Prerequisite: EITHER 1 year of High School Chemistry or CHEM M11 or M12 and BIO M02A or PHSO M01 



English Composition




Two years of High School Algebra with a letter grade of B or higher in each semester

Math M03 (Intermediate Algebra) with a letter grade of C or higher

(Math M03 required for graduation)
(Math M15 required for transfer to Cal State System)




There are additional requirements for graduation and/or licensure.  It is the applicant's responsibility to refer to the college catalog for these requirements.


Multi-Criteria Selection Process

Due to changes in legislation and the Education Code (Section 78261.5), the Moorpark College Associate Degree Nursing Program has adopted a multi-criteria selection process for admission, combined with a random selection process. The multi-criteria selection process has been implemented from Fall 2009 and forward.

The multi-criteria selection process will be utilized to select the most qualified candidates for admission. In addition, all applicants meeting the minimum requirements have the opportunity to be randomly selected for admission. Students who have been unsuccessful in any nursing program are ONLY qualified for random selection. There is no waitlist. If you have not been selected for admission within two years of application you will need to reapply.

The ATI TEAS is a test that is required of all applicants to the nursing program. You may submit scores from a test taken up to twelve months prior to submitting your application to Moorpark College, as long as the test was the TEAS V or the ATI TEAS. If you have not taken the ATI TEAS yet, then you must do so by the testing date for that application period. Please see the ATI TEAS Information section of this website. It is the policy of the Moorpark College Associate Degree Nursing Program to accept only the first TEAS exam taken in any 12 month period. This applies to the TEAS V and the new version, the ATI TEAS. No exceptions to this policy will be made. Please be aware that for both versions of the TEAS exam, the results report indicates how many times the exam has been taken and how many days have passed since the prior attempt.

 When reviewing the applications, the following points are considered:

• Earned academic degree (s) and professional certification
• Work or volunteer experience of 200 hours or more in healthcare
• Life experiences, hardship, and talent
• Proficiency or advanced level coursework in languages other than English; must be fluent in reading,
  writing and speaking the language.
• Scores on the ATI TEAS test
• GPA in prerequisite classes (repeated courses in prerequisites have a negative impact on admission


Denial of Admission

Admission may be denied to an applicant who has failed or withdrew failing from a program and whose overall record makes program completion unlikely (example: two program withdrawals), or who has health and/or safety deficits which place clients at risk.