Palomar College’s Registered Nursing (RN) Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). It is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. (WASC-Jr)
The BRN has the authority to approve registered nursing programs in California. The purpose of approval is to ensure the program’s compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Pre-licensure registered nursing programs in California must be approved by the BRN.
The ACEN supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by the functions of accreditation. Accreditation is a voluntary, self-regulatory process by which nongovernmental associations recognize educational institutions or programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality
Board Approval Contact Information:
Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-210
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
|The Associate degree in nursing program at Palomar College located in San Marcos, California is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate degree in nursing program is continuing accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program on the ACEN website.
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204
Novato, CA 94949
Palomar College Nursing Students Achievement Outcome
Pass Rate Data Table
|Year||First-Time Examination Pass Rate / Number Taken|
|2017-2018||96% / 67|
|2018-2019||93% / 69|
|2019-2020||90% / 72|
|2020-2021||92% / 39|
|2021-2022||86% / 86|
|2022-2023||95% / 55 (through April 2023)|
Student Completion of the Nursing Program Data Table
|Starting Year Cohort||Total Number of Students||Finished on time within 4 semesters||Finished in greater than 4 semesters||Total % Finished on time plus students who finished in greater than 4 semesters|
|Spring / Fall 2020||36||30||83%||3||92%|