Application Process

Please contact the Health Sciences Department at (805) 378-1433 for any questions with the nursing program or application process. 


Please view or attend a Nursing Workshop for information and a tutorial on filling out a nursing application. Click here to go to the Counseling webpage on Nursing Workshops. 

Students must be at least 18 years old at the time of application to the nursing program.

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 through an online process twice a year:

  • Dates:
    • For Spring Semester: August 1st to 11:59pm on August 31st
    • For Fall Semester: January 1st to 11:59pm on January 31st 

If the application due date falls on a weekend, or a holiday, the application will be due through the online process by 11:59pm on the next business day.

For the instructions on the online application process, please refer to the Applying Online instructions in the Forms section of this website.

Please make sure to include the following items as part of your online application packet:

  • The Nursing Program Application
  • The Supporting Documentation Form and paperwork if applicable
  • VCCCD transcript ordered from the portal and delivered to yourself, if courses were attempted at Moorpark, Ventura, or Oxnard College. Refer to the Moorpark College Admissions and Records Official Transcript Request webpage for directions on how to order this transcript and have it delivered to yourself. You will need to open or electronically-open this transcript and include it with your application materials. This opened VCCCD transcript is acceptable for the nursing application only. The opened or re-opened transcript will be considered unofficial for any other purposes. Failure to submit transcripts with all courses attempted and grades posted will result in disqualification. 
  • 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, and do not use the course syllabus nor college schedules of classes description. College catalogs can be found on each college's website.

All official transcripts must be submitted to Moorpark College Admissions and Records department PRIOR to submitting your online nursing application packet. Official electronic transmission from the institution or hard copy in the original sealed envelope is acceptable. This includes:

  • High school transcripts if you have not earned a college degree
  • Transcripts from colleges or universities where any courses were attempted, except for Moorpark, Ventura or Oxnard Colleges.
  • International transcripts if applicable. International transcripts must be translated and evaluated: please refer to the Moorpark College Counseling website for information on having international transcripts evaluated:
  • AP scores from College Board if the score is being used to fulfill a prerequisite course. 

*Note: Students must have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number at the time of application as it is a requirement of the program’s clinical sites.

Processing of applications takes approximately 3 months; you will not be contacted during this time. 

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.   

***The invitation will be sent to an applicant's email address only***

  • February 23rd and March 1st -  For January 2024 application period
  • September 20th and September 27th  - For August 2024 application period 

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.

  • April 8, 2024 - For fall semester admissions 
  • October 28, 2024  - For spring semester admissions 

Application Requirements

  • At least 18 years old at the time of application to the nursing program
  • High school graduation or General Education Development (GED) Exam with a passing score, 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.
  • Math M03 Intermediate Algebra or higher level math with a letter grade of C or higher, or two years of High School Algebra with a letter grade of B or higher in both semesters 
  • 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


Higher college-level Math course

(Math M03 is the minimum Math level 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 noon on the final testing date at Moorpark College 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 by noon of the final testing date at 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, if any.
  • Work or volunteer experience of 200 hours or more in healthcare within the past 2 years, if any.
  • Life experiences or special circumstances, if any.
  • Proficiency in languages other than English, if any; 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 calculation)
  • Overall GPA
  • Beginning with Fall 2023 applicants, completion of any of these optional elective courses taken with a regionally accredited college or university with a letter grade of C or better, if any: Medical Terminology, Pharmacology, Basic Pathophysiology. A pathophysiology course is expected to pertain to humans. 

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