RN Programs in Bakersfield, California

Get your RN degree in Bakersfield, California - online & campus-based options available.

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Registered Nurse Degree Info

Which schools offer Bakersfield 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 licensure 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 nursing programs 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 degrees can be 2-3 years).

Are There Free Nursing Schools in Bakersfield?

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.

RN Schools Near You & Online Near Bakersfield, California

Bakersfield College

  • 1801 Panorama Drive Bakersfield, CA 93305
    Programs: ADN, CNA, EMT Paramedic, LVN, Radiography, RN
    (661) 395-4011

California State University at Bakersfield

  • 9001 Stockdale Hwy. Bakersfield, CA 93311
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, Clinical Nurse Leader, RN, RN to BSN
    (661) 654-2782

College of the Sequoias

San Joaquin Valley College

  • 8400 W. Mineral King Visalia, CA 93291
    Programs: ADN, LVN, Physician Assistant, RN
    (866) 544-7898

Antelope Valley Medical College

College of the Canyons

Moorpark College

  • 7075 Campus Road Moorpark, CA 93021
    Programs: ADN, Nuclear Medicine Tech, Radiography, RN
    (805) 378-1400

Ventura College

  • 4667 Telegraph Road Ventura, CA 93003
    Programs: ADN, CNA, EMT Paramedic, RN
    (805) 654-6400

Santa Barbara City College

  • 721 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109
    Programs: ADN, Health Information Management-Associate, LVN, Radiography, RN
    (805) 965-0581

Allan Hancock College

Los Angeles Pierce College

Los Angeles Valley College

West Coast University

Mount St Mary’s College

Glendale Community College

  • 1500 North Verdugo Road Glendale, CA 91208
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (818) 240-1000

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles City College

Santa Monica College

Pasadena City College