Health Science Department
Welcome to the Los Angeles Valley College Health Science Department. We offer award-winning programs in Nursing and Respiratory Therapy. If you are a compassionate, responsible person who seeks a care-giving career in the medical field that offers personal reward as well as financial stability, Nursing or Respiratory Therapy are viable options.
The Registered Nursing Program at Los Angeles Valley College began as a project of the UCLA School of Nursing on July 1, 1959. The Concept of an Associate Degree in Nursing was the current “hot topic” and the Kellogg Foundation funded four research sites across the nation to determine if nursing could be effectively taught at the Associate Degree level. The first class of 30 students was admitted in September of 1960 and all graduated in June of 1962. Our Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CABRN) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). National accreditation is a prestigious accomplishment for the nursing program at Los Angeles Valley College. National accreditation and State continuing approval holds the Nursing Program at a high standard and assures a program of excellence.
Our Respiratory Therapy Program Began in 1974 and quickly developed a reputation of excellence in education. Our Advanced Level Respiratory Therapy Program is accredited by the Committee of Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC). In 1995, our Respiratory Therapy program was awarded the “Outstanding Vocational Education Program in California” award. This honor means that our program was considered the best vocational program of all of the vocational programs in all of the community colleges in Calrifornia.
Located in a new, State-of-the-Art facility in the Allied Health & Sciences Building. For general questions, please enjoy our website or call (818)947-2559. For Nursing questions, please enjoy our Nursing Program website or call (818)947-2559 or (818)947-2570. For Respiratory Therapy questions please enjoy our Respiratory Therapy Program website or call (818)947-2845. We look forward to providing you with an outstanding education in the medical field.
Mary Cox, RN, PHN, MSN
Health Sciences Chair
Nursing Program Director
Allied Health Science (AHS) Room 127
- Associate Degree in Nursing
- Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy
- Certificate of Achievement in Respiratory Therapy
“What I love about the Valley College Nursing program is the staff. From the administration to our professors, everyone is there to support your success. Over four semesters, a bond is formed with each and every person. I am so fortunate to have been taught by all of them, and I will never forget the lessons that they have shared. My future success will always be credited to the foundation they have given me. Thank you, Valley College.”
--Tiffany H., Student Nurse