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RN Programs in California

RN Programs in California

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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
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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

Pacific Union College

Cabrillo College

Humboldt State University

Bakersfield College

California State University at Chico

Southwestern College

Compton Community College

De Anza Community College

Cypress College

Grossmont College

  • 8800 Grossmont College Drive
    El Cajon, CA 92020
    Programs: ADN, RN

College of the Redwoods

Solano Community College

Ohlone College

  • 43600 Mission Boulevard
    Fremont, CA
    Programs: ADN, RN

California State University

Fresno City College

Gavilan College

Glendale Community College

  • 1500 North Verdugo Road
    Glendale, CA 91208
    Programs: ADN, RN

California State University – East Bay

Chabot College

Golden West College

Imperial Valley College

University of California – Irvine

  • Campus Dr. and West Peltason Dr.
    Irvine, CA 92697
    Programs: BSN, MSN, RN

Copper Mountain College

College of Marin

Biola University

Antelope Valley Medical College

Long Beach City College

California State University

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles County College of Nursing & Allied Health

Los Angeles Southwest College

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Yuba Community College

Mt San Jacinto College

Merced Community College

Saddleback College

Modesto Junior College

Monterey Peninsula College

East Los Angeles College

Moorpark College

Napa Valley College

West Coast University

Cerritos College

  • 11110 Alondra Blvd.
    Norwalk, CA 90650
    Programs: ADN, RN

Merritt College

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