Cuesta College Nursing & Allied Health Division



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  San Luis Obispo Campus - (805) 546-3119

  Paso Robles Campus (805) 591-6200 ext. 4426   Campus Maps and Driving Directions


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                      Paramedic Program         


Applications are being accepted for the Cuesta College Paramedic Program beginning in August 2014.  Click on the links below for the application and general program information:

Paramedic Program Application

Paramedic Program Information  

For additional program information, contact the Cuesta College Nursing and Allied Health office:

Phone 805-546-3119        Fax:  805-546-3961

Email:  Lisa Wearda - or

Alma Cordova -

                 Psych Tech Program        


Applications are being accepted for January 2015 admission. The deadline to apply is September 12, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

For program information and application requirements, please click on the following links:

Psych Tech Program Application

Random Draw Important Dates

Program Eligibility and Information

Assessment Testing Information

Assessment Testing form

Financial Aid flyer

General Program flyer

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For more information, attend a program information meeting on August 12 or August 14 (more info here) or contact the Psychiatric Technician Program office located at the Department of State Hospitals-Atascadero:

Phone: 805-468-3175


Fax: 805-468-2285

Program Address: 10333 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422

                     RN Program                

Applications for admission to the RN Program in  Fall 2015 will be accepted OCTOBER 1 - 31, 2014.  The application will be posted here when available.



1. Read the RN Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and RN Information Powerpoint pages.

2. Review the RN Multi-Criteria Point Allocation table (effective for Fall 2015 admission).

3. Attend a Pre-RN Group Advising SessionYou will leave this session with a personalized Student Education Plan (SEP) to guide you on what prerequisites you need to take and when.  Click here for dates and information:

4. Attend an  RN Information Session  (scheduled once every fall and spring semester) for a more detailed understanding of the requirements and expectations of the Cuesta College RN program.  The next session is scheduled for:

September 11, 2014

 6:00 - 8:00pm

SLO Campus, Room  2509

5.  Call the Counseling Department at 805-546-3138 to make an appointment to have any remaining questions answered and have any coursework completed at other schools evaluated for equivalency.


NEW TEAS V REQUIREMENT:  Applicants for Fall 2015 admission will be required to take the TEAS V Assessment Test between October 1, 2014 and December 6, 2014.  The TEAS V may be taken at any location, but must be taken during the testing window with all scores submitted by December 6.  The TEAS V  will be offered  to all eligible applicants by assigned dates at Cuesta College.  For more information read the TEAS V FAQ  (includes specific information for October 2014 applicants, including Cuesta test dates).

                             LVN Program              

The next application period for the LVN Program will be in January 2015, for admission in August 2015.  Check back here for more information as this date get closer.  Click here for general LVN Program information and requirements.

An Information Session for interested applicants will be held on October 23, 2014 from 4:30 6:30 in room 2407 on the Paso Robles campus.  

        Nursing Information Sessions   

Information Sessions for our RN, LVN and LVN to RN programs are offered every fall and spring semester.  These sessions are intended to give an overview of the program requirements,

pre-requisite coursework and the application process.

Fall 2014 Information Sessions:

Powerpoints  will be posted here 1 week prior to each meeting.  Please print and bring with you.

RN Program Information Session

9/11/14, 6:00 - 8:00pm

SLO Campus, Room  2509

LVN to RN Program Information Session

10/16/14, 6:00 - 8:00pm

SLO Campus, Room  2509

IMPORTANT! Attendance at an LVN to RN Information Session  is MANDATORY in order to receive an application for this program.

LVN Program Information Session

10/23/14, 4:30 - 6:30pm

North County Campus (Paso Robles) Room 2407

                    Counseling Information        

Counseling Dept Homepage

Pre-RN Priority Registration Policy

PRE-RN & PRE-LVN Course Equivalency form



     NURSING:                                         ALLIED HEALTH:

     Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)         Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

     Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN)    Medical Assisting

     Registered Nursing (RN)                    Paramedic


                        Psychiatric Technician