The California colleges Nursing and Allied Health programs provide instruction leading to a certificate, associate degrees, and transfers to four-year institutions. Our goals are to:

  • Improve the employability of newly graduated nurses and allied health professionals to function as safe and effective patient care practitioners
  • Promote and support statewide efforts to increase the pipeline of baccalaureate-prepared nursing and allied health professionals
  • Support colleges to deliver health care workforce training programs to meet the future demands of a growing, aging, and diverse population.

Resource Center

Online grant expenditure reporting system.
Nursing Care Funds for Nursing Year-to-Date Expenditures and Progress Report

Invest and plan for student success or submit a NOVA support request.

College Finance and Facilities Planning Reporting Portal

Dataset Instructions (PDF)

2013 Data Sample (Excel)

Validation Data (PDF)

Introduction to Workforce Investment Act Participant Forms (PPT) (December 2009)
Please note important information relating to Veterans' Priority, slides 7 and 8.

Veteran’s Priority Requirements for Federal Grants (PDF) 

Advisory on Use of “Model Prerequisites” for Enrollment in Associate Degree Nursing Programs (ADN)

  • Appendix A: Strategy for Implementing the ADN Prerequisite Model
  • Appendix B: Evaluating Effectiveness of Selection Model(instructions for using EXCEL spreadsheet)
  • Appendix C: Worksheet to Implement Formula for Determining Enrollment and Disproportionate Impact
  • Appendix D: Calculations for Adverse Impact in Selection
  • Appendix E: Expanding the Workbooks to Accommodate more than 190 Applicants/Students

 California Nursing Shortage, 2006 (PDF)

The Nurse Assistant Training and Assessment Program Model Curriculum has been developed to prepare the Nurse Assistant for certification by the State of California as an entry-level worker on a health care team in a long-term care facility. The curriculum is structured to provide theory and practical application on skills needed to function as a Certified Nurse Assistant.

The full CNA Curriculum is located on the California Organization of Associate Degree Nursing (COADN) website.


Name Title Phone Number
Gary W. Adams Dean of Workforce and Economic Development 916.322.7079
Brenda Fong Specialist 916.323.2758 
Abigail Singleton Associate Program Analyst 916.322.1437