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California RN Programs

RN Programs in California

RN programs in California are available on the internet and in classrooms, giving prospective students the chance to learn as they want. For anyone who lives in the state of California and needs a career that will provide them with job opportunities well into the future, registered nursing may be a perfect fit for them. There are many programs to choose from in the state, and they vary in length and cost. No matter what your means or goals may be, there should be an option out there for you to choose from.

On average, a registered nurse in the US will make $58,000 a year, but that number could greatly increase based on the area a nurse works in, the doctor he or she works with, the amount of time he or she works in one location, etc.

Becoming an RN by Examination in California

In order to become an RN by examination in California, an individual must:

  • Pay the required fees
  • Submit:
    • An Application for Licensure by Examination
    • Completed fingerprint cards
    • A recent 2" by 2" passport photo
    • A completed Request for Accommodation of Disabilities form (if necessary)
    • Completed request for transcript forms and nursing school transcripts sent directly from the school that individual graduated

Becoming an RN by Endorsement in California

In order to become an RN by endorsement in California, an individual must:

  • Pay the required fees
  • Submit:
    • An Application for Licensure by Endorsement including a US social security number
    • Completed fingerprint cards
    • A recent 2" by 2" passport photo
    • Completed request for transcript forms and nursing school transcripts sent directly from the school that individual graduated
  • Be licensed as an RN in another US state
  • Additional Resources

On-Campus & Online RN Schools

The Best RN Schools in California

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps California residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the California Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in discussion forums and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

California RN Resources on NurseGroups.com

California Board of Registered Nursing
1625 North Market Boulevard, Suite N-217
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924
Phone: (916) 322-3350
Fax: (916) 574-8637

California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 263-7800
Fax: (916) 263-7859

California Nurses Association

Other CA Schools with RN Programs

Compton Community College
1111 East Artesia Boulevard
Compton, California 90221
Contra Costa College
2600 Mission Bell Drive
San Pablo, California 94806
Copper Mountain College
6162 Rotary Way
Joshua Tree, California 92252
Cuesta College
Hwy 1
San Luis Obispo, California 93403
Cypress College
9200 Valley View Street
Cypress, California 90630
De Anza Community College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, California 95014
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, California 94901
East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, California 91754
El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, California 90506
Evergreen Valley College
3095 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, California 95135
Fresno City College
1101 E. University Avenue
Fresno, California 93741
Gavilan College
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd.
Gilroy, California 95020
Glendale Community College
1500 North Verdugo Road
Glendale, California 91208
Golden West College
15744 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach, California 92647
Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, California 92020
Hartnell College
411 Central Avenue
Salinas, California 93901
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521
Imperial Valley College
380 E. Aten Road
Imperial, California 92251
Kaplan College
9055 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, California 92123
Loma Linda University
11370 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, California 92354
Long Beach City College
4901 East Carson Street
Long Beach, California 90808
Los Angeles City College
855 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029
Los Angeles County College of Nursing & Allied Health
1237 North Mission Road
Los Angeles, California 90033
Los Angeles Harbor College
1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington, California 90744
Los Angeles Pierce College
6201 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills, California 91371
Los Angeles Southwest College
1600 West Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, California 90047
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
400 West Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90015
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, California 91401
Los Medanos College
2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, California 94565
Mendocino College
1000 Hensley Creek Road
Ukiah, California 95482

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