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Associates Degree in Nursing

The Registered Nursing Program at Napa Valley College is also referred to as the Associate Degree Program in Nursing (ADN). This is a four-semester program approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). It is designed to prepare qualified men & women to practice nursing in entry-level positions. Upon completion of the program, the student is awarded an AS Degree in Nursing & is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). Opportunities are provided for advanced placement, transfer and challenge exam credit.

The Associate Degree Nurse is prepared to coordinate, plan & provide nursing care in hospitals & community settings. The Registered Nurse assists patients with personal care, provides teaching & counseling to prevent illness and promote health, performs specialized treatments, & administers medications. Registered Nurses function as team leaders & direct the care provided by Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), nursing assistants (aides), as well as unlicensed health-care workers.

Catalog Information

ADN Program Information Sheet

The application period for the Spring 2025 ADN program is June 17, 2024 at 9:00am- June 21, 2024 at 12:00pm, by mail only.  Please see the "Applicant Information" link to the left for more application information.  



Contact Us

707-256-7600 or Administrative Assistant Administrative Assistant





The Associates Degree in Nursing Program is approved by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), a division of the California Department of Consumer Affairs.  The mailing address and contact number is:

Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA. 94244-2100
(916) 322-3350

Additional information regarding approval, including the process to file complaints, can be found at: