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Oakland, California RN Programs

Get your RN degree in Oakland, CA - online & campus-based options available.
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Registered Nurse Degree Info

Which schools offer Oakland RN Programs?

RN programs (both campus-based & online RN courses) are medical training programs offered by universities, vocational or technical schools, and community or junior colleges. Some hospitals even offer registered nursing training as an RN diploma.

How do I become an licensed RN?

Each state sets its own RN requirements. In order to earn your RN license, you must pass the NCLEX® examination. The NCLEX® is a comprehensive nursing exam that can only be taken by graduates of a nursing program approved by your state's board of nursing.

Do I need to complete an LPN program before I go to college to get an RN Degree?

No you don't need to complete LPN training before you can get your RN license. An accredited RN Associate Degree program takes 2 years. You can earn your RN Diploma in 3 years. (BSN - 4 years, RN to BSN can be 2-3 years)

Free Nursing School in Oakland?

The education necessary to become an RN is valuable, and registered nurses make really good money in California. However, students can lower the cost of RN school with financial aid. There are numerous grants and nursing school scholarships in California. They might not make your RN degree free but it can at least be more affordable.

Contact one of the accredited nursing schools listed here to get information about the financial aid you qualify for. Find out more about online nursing schools in California.

RN Job Description

Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

More programs in this area

Merritt College
12500 Campus Drive
Oakland, California 94619
Samuel Merritt College
3100 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, California 94609
University of California - San Francisco
55 Laguna Street
San Francisco, California 94102
Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, California 94545
California State University - East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, California 94542
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, California 94117
City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue
San Francisco, California 94112
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, California 94132
Contra Costa College
2600 Mission Bell Drive
San Pablo, California 94806
College of San Mateo
1700 W. Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, California 94402
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, California 94901
College of Marin
835 College Avenue
Greenbrae, California 94904
Ohlone College
43600 Mission Boulevard
Fremont, California
Los Medanos College
2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, California 94565
Solano Community College
4000 Suisun Valley Rd
Fairfield, California 94534
De Anza Community College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, California 95014
Napa Valley College
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, California 94558
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, California 95192
Evergreen Valley College
3095 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, California 95135
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park, California 94928