Rio Hondo College is a community college situated in the city of Whittier, California, United States Of America, called after the Rio Hondo. Established in 1960, it primarily serves the cities of El Monte, Whittier, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, and South El Monte. The college is authorized by Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Apart from its academic programs, the college is likewise home to Rio Hondo Fire Academy and also Rio Hondo Police Academy.
Rio Hondo College aims to be an exemplary California community college, fulfilling the learning requirements of its changing and increasing population as well as developing a state of the art campus to serve future generations.
Rio Hondo College is devoted to the success of its varied students and communities by providing dynamic educational opportunities and also resources that lead to certificates, transfer, degrees, career and technical pathways, fundamental skills competence, and lifelong learning.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program in Rio Honda College is a two (2) year program designed to prepare students for employment as a Registered Nurse (RN), providing direct care to patients. Graduates receive an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN). The California State Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) has authorized the program. Students who successfully complete the curriculum are eligible to take the examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO):
- Upon successful completion of the Rio Hondo College Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), the graduate will be aligned in a position to transition into a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing program.
- The graduate will integrate the simulated clinical experience to enhance clinical performance in all clinical areas.
Total program cost is USD $9,200
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requires these courses be completed to be eligible to take the RN licensing examination. All of these courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better:
- BIOL 12 Human Anatomy
- BIOL 226 Human Physiology
- BIOL 222 Microbiology
- ENGL 101 College Composition and Research
- CHEM 110 Chemistry for Allied Health Majors
** CHEM 110 is a prerequisite to BIOL 222 and BIOL 226. CHEM 110 meets the AS degree requirement for a Natural Science with a Lab.
- MATH 070 Intermediate Algebra (or appropriate assessment)
- READ 023 Reading College Textbooks (or appropriate assessment) (Reading proficiency required for graduation)
- SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
- SPCH 101 Public Speaking or equivalent
- PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
(The Health Science Division recommends that students complete as many courses as possible before admission to the ADN Program, especially MATH 070 and Reading 23 or their equivalents.)
Rio Hondo College
Address: 3600 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA 90601
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I am currently in my second semester at the ADN Rio Hondo program. If you are planning to come here, DONT! GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. The teachers here set you up for FAILURE. It doesn’t matter how much you study, what they told you to study is not what is on the exam. What you practiced together in class, is not what will be on the exam. We have professors, TANG IN PARTICULAR, who just reads from her slides during our 1.5 hr lecture. Shes a very enthusiastic person, but that’s as far as her contribution. SHE DOES NOT TEACH YOU. She does not prepare you for the intense questions she gives that is not even in our reading. I have classmates getting kicked out left and right, and others who are planning to leave because of the misguided teachers. They also BULLY students for things we don’t know (that’s why we’re in SCHOOL, so we can learn). It’s been so recurrent that we are all discouraged to say anything to the point that people would rather LEAVE than speak up. Do yourself a favor and DONT COME TO RIO HONDO NURSING PROGRAM.