RN Programs in San Marcos, California

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

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Registered Nurse Degree Info

Which schools offer San Marcos 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 San Marcos?

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

48 RN Schools in & Around San Marcos, California

Palomar College

  • 1140 West Mission Road San Marcos, CA 92069
    Programs: ADN, RN
    1(760)744-1150

California State University at San Marcos

Kaplan College

Grossmont College

  • 8800 Grossmont College Drive El Cajon, CA 92020
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (619) 644-7000

University of San Diego

San Diego State University

San Diego City College

Point Loma Nazarene University

Southwestern College

Mt San Jacinto College

Saddleback College

University of California – Irvine

  • Campus Dr. and West Peltason Dr. Irvine, CA 92697
    Programs: BSN, MSN, RN
    (949) 824-5011

California Baptist University

Riverside Community College

Santa Ana College

College of the Desert

Golden West College

San Bernardino Valley College

Cypress College

Biola University

California State University

Chaffey College

Long Beach City College

American University of Health Sciences

  • 1600 East Hill Street, Building #1 Signal Hill, CA 90755
    Programs: BSN, RN
    (562) 988-2278

Mt. San Antonio College

Cerritos College

  • 11110 Alondra Blvd. Norwalk, CA 90650
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (562) 860-2451

Los Angeles Harbor College

Rio Hondo College

Compton Community College

Azusa Pacific University

East Los Angeles College

El Camino College

Los Angeles Southwest College

  • 1600 West Imperial Highway Los Angeles, CA 90047
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (323) 241-5321

California State University

Los Angeles County College of Nursing & Allied Health

Pasadena City College

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Copper Mountain College

Los Angeles City College

Victor Valley College

Glendale Community College

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

Santa Monica College

University of California, Los Angeles

Imperial Valley College

Mount St Mary’s College