De Anza Nursing 

Serving the Community Since 1967

De Anza's Registered Nursing Department has been one of the college's exceptional programs since the campus opened in 1967.

Because of our excellent reputation in the community, Registered Nursing graduates from De Anza are recruited by health care institutions across Silicon Valley and Northern California.

The Nursing program provides students with state-of-the-art instruction and technology in classrooms, laboratories and clinical settings. Our outstanding instructors, who are content and clinical experts in their fields, provide an outstanding professional nursing education. 

See below for important information about applying to our program, and more. 

Upcoming Information Session

The next information meeting for the De Anza Nursing program will be held on Friday, Jan. 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. Please use the online form to register in advance for this meeting.

nursing students with Gov. Gavin Newsom

De Anza Nursing students helped give COVID-19 vaccinations at the Santa Clara County fairgrounds clinic in San José. California Gov. Gavin Newsom stopped by and thanked them.  

Registered Nurses on the Front Lines

Sandra DiazRegistered nurses shared stories from their academic and career journeys during the Second Annual Sandra Diaz Nursing Profession Career Panel, held March 10.

Watch the Video

Guest speakers included

  • Yesica Riles, Labor and Delivery, El Camino Hospital
  • Griselda Alvarez, Labor and Delivery, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
  • Daniela Vargas, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, PHN Ethics & Women’s Health Nurse
  • Sana Masad, Director of Nursing, De Anza College
  • Nita Rowe, DNP, RN, CNOR, Nursing Instructor, De Anza College

More About the Sandra Diaz Event Series

Application and Program Information

  • Visit our Program Information webpage to learn more.

Program Information

RN Program Waiting List

Please check this website regularly for new announcements. Recent updates include

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Students on the waiting list

  • You must obtain immunizations prior to admission

RN Refresher Program

  • We are not offering an RN Refresher program at this time.  

Foreign Nurses and Nurse Graduates

  • We are not currently admitting foreign nurses and nurse graduates seeking course work to meet BRN requirements to take the NCLEX exam.

Program Contact

Deborah Taylor

Deborah Taylor
Admission and Screening Specialist


Office Location

S8 2
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