Nursing Degrees & Programs

Grotenhuis Nursing | Westmont Downtown

Students entering the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program will learn from experienced, competent registered nursing professors chosen for their dedication to the ministry of health and wellness through the theory of compassionate care. This post-baccalaureate program requires prior completion of a B.A. or B.S.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: Rolling

Spring 2025 Application Deadline: August 31, 2024

Attend our Virtual Info Night on June 20!

Join us for an engaging, virtual information session on Westmont's ABSN Program! During the event, you'll have the opportunity to meet with program faculty and staff, take a virtual tour of the facilities, and ask any questions relevant to the program, application process, and financial aid. See important details and submit your RSVP below!

WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 5:30-7:00 PM PT

WHERE: We will meet online via Zoom or Google Meet. Meeting details will be sent out once you've submitted an RSVP.

An Accelerated Program

The 16-month ABSN program admits applicants with a baccalaureate degree who complete an intense education and clinical training that prepares them to become a registered nurse. Every year, the college admits two cohorts, each with 24 nursing students.

Students get involved in the community at facilities such as Cottage Hospital, Sansum Clinic, Santa Barbara Public Health, Goleta Unified School District, Casa Dorinda and Covenant Living at the Samarkand.


Are you a high school or transfer student? 

Check out Westmont's Undergraduate Fast Track in Nursing.

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Schedule your individualized visit today!

Come and tour our state-of-the-art nursing campus! During your visit, you'll have the opportunity to meet with program faculty and staff, tour the facilities, and ask any questions relevant to the program, application process, or financial aid. Email to get started!

Westmont Downtown Nursing Campus
26 W. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, California

Can't make it? Contact us at to set up an individual visit that fits your schedule!

We are so excited to begin the application process for our next cohort of students. The ABSN program is a 16-month accelerated prelicensure baccalaureate nursing program housed at Westmont Downtown. Our facility is the beautifully renovated first and second floors of the existing Westmont Downtown building one block from State Street.  Our clinical practicums will be completed mainly at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara with a few other ambulatory settings in and around Santa Barbara County. Please explore our nursing website, ensure you have completed all the prerequisites for the program, and get your documents ready for the application.

- Dr. Dianthe Hoffman, Interim Director of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Westmont Downtown

The Westmont Downtown building houses the nursing program on the specially renovated first and second floors. The facility features a state-of-the-art simulation lab, a team-based learning environment and progressive healthcare facilities to support a vibrant nursing program. The convenient location provides students with easy access to their clinical rotations throughout the Santa Barbara area.

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