Registered Nursing

Dr. Carolyn Washington
Director and Department Chairperson of Nursing

Los Angeles Trade Technical College
400 West Washington Blvd
Los Angeles CA  90015
Office: MH-165A

Phone number: (213) 763-7170


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Mission Statement

The Nursing Program provides high-quality education in health care professions along a continuum of Registered Nursing Program. The curriculum incorporates evidence-based practice and current health care technology. The program partners with our clinical affiliating agencies to promote student learning towards attainment of career and academic goals. The department fosters a climate of life-long learning and prepares our students to participate effectively in a democratic society.


The Registered Nursing (RN) Program at LATTC combines nursing and general education courses with selected laboratory experiences during which students provide nursing care to clients in hospitals and other health care facilities. Nursing courses include medical-surgical nursing, geriatric nursing, maternal child health nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric nursing, pharmacology, and nursing management and leadership/preceptorship. The program is designed to be completed within four semesters after admission for non-licensed candidates and within three semesters for candidates who have a valid California Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) license.

Applicants must meet health as well as other requirements mandated by the program and affiliating hospitals/clinic prior to entry. Candidates are admitted to the program in the Fall and Spring semesters. Candidates must enter the program with a minimum overall 2.5 grade point average in prerequisites and a 2.5 grade point average in the science prerequisites. A candidate may file an application only after all prerequisites have been completed. At that time the student will be eligible to take the nursing entrance examination called TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills). If the student achieves a passing score on the TEAS, he or she will be placed on the waiting list. If a student does not achieve a passing score on the TEAS, he or she will be provided with remediation opportunities and permitted to retake the exam. Students may retake the entrance exam once. Program flyers with prerequisites and admission information may be obtained from the Counseling Office or the Health and Exercise Sciences Department.

Nursing is a field that is in high demand and is one that is personally rewarding and constantly stimulating. Well paying jobs for nurses are available in almost every city in America. More importantly, nurses have the opportunity to improve and even save lives; teach people how to achieve better health; and advocate for patients/clients and their families. Please visit the Health and Exercise Sciences Department to learn more about this exciting field.

The Registered Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the State Board of Registered Nursing Licensing Examination (NCLEX). Student graduates will be able to:

  1. Use nursing process to assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate care for clients of all ages who are experiencing acute or chronic health problems
  2. Collaborate with other health care personnel to provide coordinated care for clients of all ages who are experiencing acute or chronic health problems.
  3. Function within the scope of the California Nurse Practice Act.
  4. Demonstrate commitment to the profession of nursing.



Upon completion of the Degree program, students are able to:

  • Utilize nursing process and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to provide nursing care to clients along the health-illness curriculum across the life span.
  • Demonstrate ability to apply theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to practice as an entry level registered nurse.


Department Hours of Operation:

Monday–Thursday:  7:00 am– 4:30 pm
Friday: 7:00am – 12:00pm


Nursing Program – College Catalog (PDF)

NCLEX Pass Rates for Trade-Tech

District Advanced Placement Military Policy

For detailed information about the Nursing program, please review the RN Brochure and the Career Ladder 30 Unit Option
The brochure covers important information, such as:

  • Prerequisites
  • Application process
  • Curriculum
  • Deadlines
Nursing Degree Requirements 1617v3

To be qualified for the program applicants must have an 2.5 overall G.P.A. and a 2.5 G.P.A. in the sciences.

Application Deadlines/Process

  1. Students are accepted into the program on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are NO application deadlines.
  2. Students must complete all program prerequisites and take the TEAS test.
    • There are no recency requirements for the prerequisites.
  3. Students must attend a mandatory Nursing Information Session.  After the Nursing Information Session, students must then attend a mandatory Prerequisite Verification Workshop.  NEW – Reservations are now required for the Prerequisite Verification Workshop starting in July 2017.  For details on how to make a reservation, see the Summer/Fall 2017 Prerequisite Verification Workshop flyer below.
  4. Health Science Pathway Counselors will verify the prerequisite forms collected at the Prerequisite Verification Workshop and submit the paperwork to the Nursing Program Office.
  5. Students who qualify will then be notified by the Nursing Program Office to fill out an application and then be placed on the waiting list for acceptance into the program.
  6. Most students must wait one or two semesters before admission to the program.

Important Information

Below are links to important information regarding the Nursing Program.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) updated as of 08/15/18

Winter 2019 Counseling Hours

Registered Nursing Prerequisite and GE Certification Checklist

Spring 2019 Pre-Nursing Information Sessions

Spring 2019 Prerequisite Verification Workshop PDF

Summer 2019 Nursing Info Session

Summer 2019 Nursing Prereq Verification Workshop

TEAS Prep Classes Flyer – Winter 2019

CSU GE Certification Checklist 2017-2018