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RN Programs in Palm Desert, California

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

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Registered Nurse Degree Info


Which schools offer Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert?

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.

On-Campus & Online RN Schools

College of the Desert

  • 43-500 Monterey Ave
    Palm Desert, CA 92260
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LVN, RN

Copper Mountain College

Mt San Jacinto College

San Bernardino Valley College

Riverside Community College

California State University

California Baptist University

Palomar College

Victor Valley College

Grossmont College

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

Chaffey College

Saddleback College

Imperial Valley College

Kaplan College

San Diego State University

Southwestern College

San Diego City College

University of California – Irvine

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

Mt. San Antonio College

Santa Ana College

Point Loma Nazarene University

Golden West College

Biola University

Cypress College

Rio Hondo College