RN Programs in San Mateo, California

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

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Registered Nurse Degree Info

Which schools offer San Mateo 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 Mateo?

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

34 RN Schools in & Around San Mateo, California

College of San Mateo

  • 1700 W. Hillsdale Boulevard San Mateo, CA 94402
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (650) 574-6161

Chabot College

San Francisco State University

University of California – San Francisco

California State University – East Bay

University of San Francisco

Merritt College

Ohlone College

  • 43600 Mission Boulevard Fremont, CA
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (510) 659-6000

De Anza Community College

Contra Costa College

College of Marin

  • 835 College Avenue Kentfield, CA 94904
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (415) 457-8811

San Jose State University

Dominican University of California

Evergreen Valley College

Los Medanos College

Cabrillo College

Solano Community College

  • 4000 Suisun Valley Rd Fairfield, CA 94534
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (707) 864-7000

Napa Valley College

Sonoma State University

Gavilan College

San Joaquin Delta College

Santa Rosa Junior College

University of Phoenix – Modesto

Pacific Union College

Hartnell College

  • 411 Central Avenue Salinas, CA 93901
    Programs: ADN, LVN, RN
    (831) 755-6700

Monterey Peninsula College

  • 980 Fremont St Monterey, CA 93940
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (831) 646-4000

Modesto Junior College

California State University

Sacramento City College

Western Career College

American River College