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 Higuera, Ian Class 2020

"If you are looking for a truly great nursing school, look no further. I am so proud to have been a part of this tremendous program. Each and every member of the faculty has been nothing short of amazing! MCCSN’s curriculum is finely tuned, down to the smallest detail. The education I received at MCCSN has built a solid foundation for me to become an effective, safe, and compassionate nurse."

Thank you MCCSN, I will be forever grateful.

-Ian Higuera,

Shiraev, Rebecca Class of 2020

“My journey through nursing school has been one of the most profound, challenging, and invigorating experiences of my life. I cannot imagine going through it with a more supportive group of faculty and staff than at MCCSN. This program is rigorous, but the people who designed it are invested in the success of their students. They aren’t just here to make sure we survive, but that we THRIVE. I am so very grateful for everything I learned and the connections and friendships I’ve gained. MCCSN has prepared me well to join the profession of nurses. It is an honor to be a graduate of this exceptional program.”

Rebecca Shiraev

Class of 2020




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Special Note: NURS 65 dates  are incorrect in the posted MPC Summer schedule.The course begins online on June 29 and runs from 9 am until 1 pm. Monday through Friday until July 16. Classes are mostly synchronous, but will be recorded for those unable to attend. A written schedule of topics will be available for New Student Orientation June 11th. Apologies for any confusion.


Note: Due to continued social distancing mandates, the Nursing Office is closed for the remainder of the Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 semesters. Check this website frequently for updates.

Email the Director with questions:  or leave  a message on the Director's direct line: 831-646-3025. 

Application Cycle Update 06/12/2020

ALL accepted students and alternates have been emailed a link to the New Student Orientation ConferZoom Session this THURSDAY June 11, 2020 from 9 am -1 pm.  Also an invitation to a Canvas "course' where all documents and assignments have been posted. Please accept the invitation, and also start using your MPC email address for all communications. 

1) Phase 2 Decision Letters were sent by email on 5/21/2020 to those whose total point score was 70 points or higher, resulting in 32 conditionally accepted students and 25 alternates. If you have questions about your status, please contact the Director.  Replies were due June 4th, and if we had not received your reply by that date, we offered the seat to the next alternate.

2) In the event that more than 25 alternates are needed to complete the Fall 2020 cohort, we will contact the group with 65 points over the summer.

3)  Alternate Status:   

Alternate #5 was called up on 6/12/2020  

4) Next application cycle will be open September 8th - 30th, 2020


Applicant Pool Metrics 5/21/2020:

Using the multi-criterion selection scoring tool, the top 40% (competitive) score for the applicant pool was 75 points.There were at total of 41 applications at or above the competitive score, and 12 applications that scored at 75 points, leaving 3 available seats for that score group to complete the cohort of 32. Those who also applied in a previous application cycle were given priority. Alternates were selected using random numbers following in order of score groups, and priority again given within that score group if there was a previous application.


The Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing at Monterey Peninsula College (MCCSN) offers the associate of science degree leading to RN licensure. The program is offered in partnership with Montage Health. 

The School of Nursing is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), most recent re-approval visit March 2017. The associate degree program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) through Fall 2027.

Comments about the program may be directed to these agencies at the following addresses:

California Board of Registered Nursing    

  • Board of Registered Nursing
    PO Box 944210
    Sacramento, CA 94244-2100  (   
  • Phone: (916) 322-3350

ACEN Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 

  • 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
  • Atlanta, Georgia 30326.  (        
  • Phone: 404-975-5000
  • Fax:  404-975-5020
  • email:
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Program Outcomes for cohort entering fall 2019:   At the end of the program of study at the Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing, graduates are able to

  • provide safe and effective nursing care to patients in a variety of clinical settings
  • coordinate  activities as a   leader within  the  interdisciplinary healthcare team to advocate for patients and  communities.
  • integrate  concepts of growth and development  to enhance  patient-centered care for diverse and dynamic  patient  populations
  • formulate the plan of care to  incorporate evidence-based practice
  • utilize technology to effectively communicate, manage knowledge, prevent errors and support decision making

  Questions??  Call us at 831-646-4258  or 831-646-3025