Nursing Department

Students of Nursing Program

Welcome to ELAC Nursing Program!

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.

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!


Update on ELAC Nursing Program Warning Status

ELAC Nursing Program submitted progress reports to the Education Licensing Committee. ELAC Nursing Program was approved to enroll 30 students twice a year to restart in January 2022.

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Fall 2022 Application Period is now closed.

Please check back in September for the Spring 2023 application period.

For all admission related questions, please email us at:

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

Contact Information


Dr. Brenda Chan

Ms. Martha Garcia
Assistant Director

Ms. Jade Valmonte
Assistant Director

Ms. Monica Lopez
Senior Office Secretary

Ms. Lizbeth Martinez
Office Secretary