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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

Allan Hancock College
800 S. College Dr.
Santa Maria, California 93454
American River College
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, California 95841
American University of Health Sciences
1600 East Hill Street, Building #1
Signal Hill, California 90755
Antelope Valley Medical College
44201 10th St West
Lancaster, California 93534
Azusa Pacific University
901 E. Alosta Ave
Azusa, California 91702
Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, California 93305
Biola University
13800 Biola Ave.
La Mirada, California 90639
Butte Community College
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, California 95965
Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, California 95003
California Baptist University
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, California 92504
California State University
1 University Circle
Turlock, California 95382
California State University
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, California 92407
California State University
5241 N. Maple Ave.
Fresno, California 93740
California State University
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, California 90032
California State University - East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, California 94542
California State University at Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Hwy.
Bakersfield, California 93311
California State University at Chico
400 West 1st Street
Chico, California 95929
California State University at Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, California 90840
California State University at Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, California 95819
California State University at San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, California 92096
Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, California 90650
Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, California 94545
Chaffey College
5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737
City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue
San Francisco, California 94112
College of Marin
835 College Avenue
Kentfield, California 94904
College of San Mateo
1700 W. Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, California 94402
College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, California 91355
College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, California 92260
College of the Redwoods
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, California 95501
College of the Sequoias
915 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, California 93277

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