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Program Director:

Lucille Rybka, Ed.D, RN

Dept. Chair:

Diana Johnston, MSN, RN

Admin. Assistant:

Cheryl Watt



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Jan Delapp, MA

Nursing Program Announcements & Updates

(All documents are in PDF format [Adobe Acrobat]. If you cannot read these documents, you may download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader by clicking here).

The Spring 2019 nursing class has been chosen and students have been notified. Please check your Los Rios Gmail account for an email from the Nursing Department.

PLEASE NOTE: There is an error in the college catalog for Nurse 420. Students must take either Sociology -OR- Anthropology before or with Nurse 420, not both as the catalog states.

The Spring 2019 RN application is now closed. Students can check application status by logging in to eServices.

Notifications for Spring 2019 selection will go out 8 weeks after the closing date via Los Rios Gmail.

The Fall 2019 RN application will be open February 1 - 28, 2019.

Questions about the nursing program that cannot be found online can be emailed to


If a student has multiple test scores within one year, only the first/earliest score will be accepted unless evidence of remediation is provided. For more information, please see the TEAS Guidelines form on the TEAS tab to the left.

Registered Nursing at American River College - Interested in the ARC Nursing Program? Start here!

General Information Sheet  - Revised 6/18

Frequently Asked Questions - Revised 7/2017

Information Sessions - Click here for Fall 2018 dates - What does it mean to be a Nurse? What can you do to prepare for Nursing school? Learn more about the multi-criteria selection process and how to maximize your points. Students do not need to register, just show up.

Information Session PowerPoint - Can't make it to an information session? Review the presentation here!

Articulation Grid 2010 Edition

Articulation Grid 2017 Edition (Current)

ARC Nursing Student Handbook