Mendocino College Nursing Program Ranked Number 8 in the State

February 7, 2018

Mendocino College is proud to announce our registered nursing program is ranked as one of the best in California! A number 8 ranking from among the 131 programs reviewed by places the program among the elite nursing schools in the state. “Ranking within the top 50 programs is an honor and being selected in the top ten is a remarkable accomplishment which reflects the commitment, dedication, and ability of our graduates and the expertise of our nursing department,” stated Superintendent/President Arturo Reyes. 

The Mendocino College nursing program has grown accustomed to success. They have boasted 100% 1st time pass rates of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) by their students for the past three out of four years. This achievement could not have been possible without strong leadership, an exceptional team of instructors, and highly motivated students.

The ranking process assesses nursing programs by several factors, but the primary criteria is the 1st time NCLEX-RN exam pass rates from past and present years. The NCLEX-RN is a required exam that measures the competencies needed to perform as an entry-level Registered Nurse. It must be passed before a nurse receives a license to practice. Nursing schools considered in this ranking include community colleges, University of California, and California State University Registered Nursing programs. Mendocino College ranked above California State University, Sacramento; California State University, Channel Islands; California State University, San Marcos; University of California, San Francisco; Sacramento City College; California State University, Long Beach; California State University, Chico; California State University, Los Angeles; San Diego State University; Santa Rosa Junior College; University of San Diego; San Jose State University; and numerous other programs. All nursing programs and their rankings may be viewed at

Mendocino College currently offers a 2-year Registered Nursing Program and an LVN to RN Bridge Program. Students who successfully complete the program are awarded the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and are eligible to sit for the California State Board of Registered Nursing licensing exam. 

For more information about the Mendocino College nursing program, please contact us at 707.467.1018 or visit our website at