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California RN Programs

RN Programs in California

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
  • Additional Resources

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

California Board of Registered Nursing
1625 North Market Boulevard, Suite N-217
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924
Phone: (916) 322-3350
Fax: (916) 574-8637

California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 263-7800
Fax: (916) 263-7859

California Nurses Association

Other CA Schools with RN Programs

Shasta College
11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, California 96049
Sierra Community College
5000 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, California 95677
Solano Community College
4000 Suisun Valley Rd
Fairfield, California 94534
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park, California 94928
Southwestern College
900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, California 91910
University of California - Irvine
Campus Dr. and West Peltason Dr.
Irvine, California 92697
University of California - San Francisco
55 Laguna Street
San Francisco, California 94102
University of California, Los Angeles
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90095
University of Phoenix - Modesto
5330 Pirrone Road
Salida, California 95368
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, California 92110
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, California 94117
Ventura College
4667 Telegraph Road
Ventura, California 93003
Victor Valley College
18422 Bear Valley Road
Victorville, California 92395
West Coast University
12215 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, California 91606
Western Career College
8909 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, California 95826
Western University of Health Sciences
309 E Second St.
Pomona, California 91766
Yuba Community College
2088 North Beale Road
Marysville, California 95901

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