De Anza Nursing 

Serving the Community Since 1967

nursing students with Gov. Gavin Newsom

De Anza Nursing students have been giving COVID-19 vaccinations at the Santa Clara County fairgrounds clinic in San José. California Gov. Gavin Newsom stopped by on Feb. 9 and thanked them.  

Upcoming Events

Info Session for Prospective Students

Our next information session for prospective students is tentatively scheduled to be held on Friday, Dec. 3. 


Previous Events

First Annual Sandra Diaz Nursing Profession Career Panel: "Registered Nurses on the Front Lines"

Nursing professionals discussed their academic and career journeys – including challenges, celebrations and their current role in the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic – during this online panel held April 27, 2021.

Event cosponsors included HEFAS, Latinas in Bio, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Greater San Jose Chapter, and these De Anza programs: Career Technical Education; Nursing; Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education; Physical Education and Athletics; STEM Success Program; Student Health Services; and the Student Success Center. 

Nursing instructor Sandra Diaz, who died of COVID-19 complications on January 29, 2021, was a vital member of the De Anza College community – first as a student, and later as a faculty member, colleague and friend. Read more in this President's Message, the Academic Senate's Resolution and this story about the 2021 faculty tenure celebration.

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.

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

Application and Program Information

  • Visit our Program Information webpage to learn more.

Program Information

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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