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Nursing Student Graduates

ELAC Nursing Program is accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing. We are approved to enroll 30 students per semester; 60 students per year.

Fall 2024 application filing period is now closed

Please check back in September for  Spring 2025 application filing period.

Beginning Fall 2023, nursing students with no previous Bachelor's degree would need Ethnic Studies for degree requirement. 

Our Commitment to Your Success

The ELAC Nursing program provides quality and affordable nursing educational opportunities for students and working professionals from diverse backgrounds utilizing evidence-based pedagogical practices and the latest technology to enhance the teaching/learning process and promote student success. We believe every student/faculty/staff can be successful if given the opportunity to learn and practice the right skills. We are committed to encourage, facilitate, and nurture every person to achieve success.

Since 1945, East Los Angeles College Nursing program has prepared nurses and nursing leaders who are committed to improving the health outcomes of their patients and the communities they serve. Our graduates have played vital roles in nursing administration, clinical practice, education, policy development and research. Our Associate Degree in Science, Nursing (ADN) curriculum is approved by the California Board of the Registered Nursing (BRN). East Los Angeles College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). Additional strengths of the program come from tremendous support provided by our community partners and a dedicated group of faculty who are mostly ELAC Nursing alumni committed to student success.

The ELAC Nursing program has undergone major curriculum revision and strategic planning to improve the program's NCLEX Pass Rate. Our goal is to have 100% National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) pass rate in the near future. We are committed to providing our students the best educational opportunities and resources to be successful in their academic pursuits and future employment.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ELAC Nursing Program is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive, responsive, and supportive of all its students, faculty, and staff. We will ensure diversity is respected in its many forms. These include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, diversability, physical ability, and place of origin. We also recognize that we live in an increasingly interconnected world and that students benefit from learning in educational and social contexts in which there are people from all backgrounds. The goal is to encourage students to appreciate diverse experiences and perspectives throughout their lives. All members of the college community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which differences are valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.


Beginning Fall 2023, nursing students with no previous Bachelor's degree would need Ethnic Studies for degree requirement. Please see a nursing counselor for course selection and details. 

 Counseling appointments can be scheduled online starting Fridays @7:30 am for the following week.

We are currently not accepting foreign graduate nurses. Please submit your information by completing this interest form if you would like us to reach out to you in the future.

For all admission related questions, please email us at: @email

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Contact Information

Office Phone Number: (323) 265-8896

Admission and General Program Information
Email: @email  

Dr. Brenda Chan
Email: @email

Ms. Jennifer Figueroa
Assistant Director

Ms. Jade Valmonte
Assistant Director/ Vice Chairperson
Email: @email

Ms. Stephanie Wang
Senior Office Assistant

Student Testimonial

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Joel Sanchez


Class of December 2020

I was nervous and anxious the day of my exam, but I knew that ELAC prepared me well enough to succeed. Therefore, I will always be grateful to the school, program, and the instructors!

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Ossefah Settle


Class of Spring 2022

I am so glad that I was able to honor my school and all the professors that helped me along the way through the nursing program. I am a product of your great teaching. I wouldn't be here without this exceptional opportunity you gave me. 

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Jennie Avila


Class of Fall 2023

These two years spent in the ELAC Nursing program were definitely challenging and almost seemed too difficult to conquer. But with the full support of my cohort, our clinical instructors, theory instructors, administrative staff, and my continued perseverance, not only was I a graduate of Fall Class of 2023, but I am now able to live my dream and serve my community as a recently licensed Registered Nurse.