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Dr. Catherine Azubuike, Chair
School of Career & Technical Education, Room 132

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Welcome to LASC's Nursing Department!

Nursing students around a pediatrics bed

Nursing Department

Welcome to the LASC Nursing Department from

Dr. Catherine Azubuike (Nursing Program Director)

The Registered Nursing Program at Los Angeles Southwest College is designed to teach students to become competent nursing practitioners and to encourage continuing educational development of the student. This is a four-semester program, after completing the prerequisite courses. Upon completion of this program, students will receive an ADN and will be allowed to take the NCLEX licensing exam for the state of California to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

As a Registered Nurse, you play a critical role in people’s lives when they are at their most vulnerable. It takes an exceptional individual to be a nurse, and the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing program at Los Angeles Southwest College can provide you with the education and hands-on training you need to begin a rewarding new career as a Registered Nurse. The program offers a series of courses that combine academic classes on campus, skills practice in the nursing skills laboratory, and patient care experience in various hospitals and facilities in the Los Angeles area.

Registered Nurses (RNs) are the largest group among all health care occupations and among the top 10 occupations with the largest job growth according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. RNs routinely find jobs in a variety of different medical and health care facilities, including hospitals, HMOs, nursing and residential care facilities, medical clinics, physicians’ offices, outpatient clinics, schools, correctional facilities and more. For over fifty years, Los Angeles Southwest College Nursing Program has been teaching students in Southern California the skills they need to begin a new career in Nursing. The Los Angeles Southwest College Registered Nursing Program is accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).

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

Los Angeles Southwest College is in collaboration with other four-year Universities for students looking to earn associate degrees and transfer to four-year universities, including: All University of California (UCs) and California State University (CSUs), as well as others such as Charles Drew University (CDU), Grand Canyon University, University of Phoenix, Chamberlain University, etc.