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:

  • Hours:
    • Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-4:30 pm ONLY
  • Dates:
    • For Spring Semester: From August 1st to 12:00 noon on August 31st in the Health Sciences Department Office - HSC 120 - To be determined
    • For Fall Semester: From January 6th to 12:00 noon on January 31st in the Health Sciences Department Office - HSC 120

It is recommended that applicants hand deliver their applications to the Health Sciences Department Office in HSC 120. If the application due date falls on a weekend, or a holiday, the application will be due in the Health Sciences Department (HSC 120) by 12:00 noon on the next business day.

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 or no credit must be included even if not part of the major. Failure to submit transcripts with all courses attempted and grades posted will result in disqualification. International transcripts must be translated and evaluated. (in original sealed/unopened envelope)
  • Official Advanced Placement (AP) scores from College Board (in original sealed/unopened envelope)
  • 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.

*NOTE: Students must have a Social Security Number at the time of application as it is a requirement of the program's clinical sites.

**All paperwork must 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 - APPLICATIONS ARE NOT RECEIVED ON FRIDAYS

  • August 1st - August 31st- To be determined
  • January 2nd - January 31st

Save the Dates


Applicants will be randomly invited via email to take the TEAS at Moorpark College on one of the available testing dates. If an applicant has not been invited to take the TEAS at Moorpark College by the first testing date of the application period, they must test elsewhere and pay ATI to send their results electronically to Moorpark College by 12:00 pm (noon) the last testing date of the application period.   

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

  • February 21st, and February 28th  -  For January 2020 application period
  • September 25th, and October 2nd  - For August 2020 application period - To be determined

The ATI TEAS exam is a required part of the application process.

If invited, test dates are assigned, and may not be changed. Please ensure that your schedule is clear for ALL testing dates associated with your application period. The nursing program follows the ATI TEAS testing procedures; no late arrivals will be allowed entry to test.

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

  • March 30, 2020 - For fall semester admissions - Postponed until further notice
  • October 26, 2020  - 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 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 ATI TEAS. No exceptions to this policy will be made. Please be aware that the ATI TEAS result report indicates how many times the exam has been taken and how many days have passed since the prior attempt.

***Remember, if taken at another location, ATI TEAS results must be electronically sent by ATI to Moorpark College. Printed results will not be accepted in any case. Please do not include printed ATI TEAS results with your application. 

Sending your ATI TEAS results from other testing sites to Moorpark College

If you:

  1. Took the ATI TEAS within twelve months prior to the application deadline, send your results through ATI by the application deadline. Printed results will not be accepted in any case.

If you:

  1. Take the ATI TEAS at a location other than Moorpark College after the application deadline but prior to the final ATI TEAS testing date at Moorpark College, send your results through ATI by 12:00 noon of the final ATI TEAS testing date at Moorpark College. Printed results will not be accepted in any case.

 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

  • Applicants who have failed or withdrew failing from a Registered Nursing Program, and whose overall record makes it unlikely she or he can successfully complete this program  (example: two program withdrawals)
  • Applicants whose record indicates deficiencies in health and safety such that the applicant is considered a risk to patients, themselves, or others.
  • For your information, here is the California Board of Registered Nursing Policy Statement on Denial of Licensure