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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

Merced Community College
3600 M Street
Merced, California 95348
Merritt College
12500 Campus Drive
Oakland, California 94619
Modesto Junior College
435 College Avenue
Modesto, California 95350
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont St
Monterey, California 93940
Moorpark College
7075 Campus Road
Moorpark, California 93021
Mount St Mary's College
12001 Chalon Rd.
Los Angeles, California 90049
Mt San Jacinto College
28237 La Piedra Rd
Menifee, California 92584
Mt. San Antonio College
1100 N. Grand Avenue
Walnut, California 91789
Napa Valley College
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, California 94558
Ohlone College
43600 Mission Boulevard
Fremont, California
Pacific Union College
One Angwin Avenue
Angwin, California 94508
Palomar College
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, California 92069
Pasadena City College
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, California 91106
Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, California 92106
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, California 90601
Riverside Community College
4800 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, California 92506
Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, California 95822
Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, California 92692
Samuel Merritt College
3100 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, California 94609
San Bernardino Valley College
701 South Mount Vernon Ave.
San Bernardino, California 92410
San Diego City College
1313 Park Blvd
San Diego, California 92101
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, California 92182
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, California 94132
San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California 95207
San Joaquin Valley College
8400 W. Mineral King
Visalia, California 93291
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, California 95192
Santa Ana College
1530 W 17th St.
Santa Ana, California 92706
Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, California 93109
Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, California 90405
Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, California 95401

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