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Registered Nurse Schools in California

Registered nurse schools in California prepare the students for the RN certification in a competent manner. Different type of institutions, like private education centres and state learning institutions, conduct program programs. These programs vary considerably in terms of duration and cost, and teach the students to provide therapeutic procedures, diagnose the symptoms, prescribe the appropriate medication, etc. During this program, the candidate receives both the classroom education and the clinical experience. The aspirants will study chronic disease management, microbiology, human anatomy and health assessment.

Eligibility Criteria


There are some requirements that a candidate needs to fulfill, if he/she wants to enroll in an RN school of California.

  • The age of the applicant must be 18 years or above.
  • The student must complete the basic education (high school or GED).
  • It is mandatory for all the aspirants to take the drug test and criminal background check. If any of these tests are found positive, the aspirant will be eliminated from the course.
  • A photo ID must be provided by the applicant.
  • The aspirant’s score in the English language must be at least 75% and in Math, it should be 80% or above.
  • The students ought to provide his/her social security number.
  • Level one fingerprint clearance card is also a compulsory requirement.

Courses

The aspirant must ensure that the coursework, in which, he/she is planning to enroll, comprises of the required number of instructional hours. You should also compare the cost of the program with the other institutes.

  • Associate Degree in Nursing: It is the pathway that leads towards a rewarding career. It takes two years to complete, and you will have to spend around $14,425 annually. It includes classroom lectures, hands-on program at various clinical settings, patient care simulation, and more. Nutrition, biology, physiology and anatomy are some general courses that you can expect to learn during this program.  
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: BSN program opens door to versatile nursing jobs. It is a traditional program that integrates classroom sessions, clinical practices and clinical simulation to equip RNs with the knowledge of modern techniques, which, in turn, increases professionalism. It consists of meticulous coursework that completes in 4 years.
  • Direct Entry MSN Program: This program serves as a direct route for the non-nursing bachelor degree holders to enter in the nursing field. It offers inter-professional education, which consists of innovative coursework that includes topics, like humanities, genetics, science, and public health. 
  • Accelerated BSN Degree: The accelerated degree program is designed for those students, who already have a bachelor degree other than nursing, and want to earn a nursing degree. It is a fast-track course that includes both practical and classroom sessions.
  • RN to BSN Program: Those RNs, who desire to complete their bachelor degree in nursing, can apply for this program. This will enhance their working efficiency and build higher level proficiency. 

You can appear for the NCLEX-RN exam after accomplishing any of the above mentioned coursework.

  • Master of Science in Nursing: MSN program is designed for those RNs, who wish to advance their career to the next level. It develops expertise in a particular area by providing an intense curriculum that combines both theory and practice focused program.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practices (DNP): With the help of this program, registered nurses can develop clinical, organizational and leadership skills, and achieve advance level competency.


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State Approved Registered Nurse Schools in California (CA)

It is important for a candidate to ensure if the institute he/she has chosen is affiliated or not. Here is the list of RN schools in California, which are approved.

List of Nursing Schools in California Offering Associate Degree in Nursing

  • American River College
    Address:4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento, California- 95841

  • Antelope Valley College
    Address: 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, California- 93536

  • Bakersfield Campus
    Address:
    1801 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, California- 93305

  • Breckinridge School of Nursing
    Address:10863 Gold Center Drive, Rancho Cordova, California- 95670-6034

  • Butte College
    Address: 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, California- 95965

  • Cabrillo Community College
    Address: 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, California- 95003

  • Carrington College California – San Jose Campus
    Address: 6201 San Ignacio Avenue, San Jose, California- 95119

  • Cerritos College
    Address: 11110 Alondra Boulevard, Norwalk, California- 90650

  • Chabot College
    Address: 25555 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward, California- 94545

  • Chaffey College 
    Address: 5885 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, California- 91737-3002

  • Citrus College
    Address: 1000 West Foothill Boulevard, Glendora, California- 91741-1899

  • City College of San Francisco
    Address: 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, California-94112

  • CNI College
    Address: 702 Town and Country Road, Orange, California- 92868

  • College of Marin
    Address:  835 College Avenue, Kentfield, California- 94904

  • College of San Mateo Nursing 
    Address: 1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard, San Mateo, California- 94402

  • College of the Canyons
    Address: 17200 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita, California- 91351

  • University College of the Desert 
    Address: 43-500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, California 92260 

  • College of the Redwoods
    Address:7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka, California- 95501

  • College of the Sequoias 
    Address: 915 South Mooney Boulevard, Visalia, California- 93277

  • Contra Costa College
    Address: 2600 Mission Bell Drive, San Pablo, California- 94806

  • Copper Mountain College
    Address: 6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree, California- 92252

  • Cuesta College 
    Address: Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, California- 93403-8106

  • Cypress College
    Address: 9200 Valley View Street, Cypress, California- 90630

  • De Anza College
    Address: 21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino, California- 95014

  • East Los Angeles College
    Address: 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez , Monterey Park, California- 91754-6099

  • El Camino College
    Address:  16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, California- 90506

  • Evergreen Valley College
    Address:3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, California- 95135

  • Fresno City College
    Address: 1101 East University Avenue, Fresno, California- 93741

  • Gavilan College
    Address: 5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard, Gilroy, California- 95020

  • Glendale Community College 
    Address: 1500 North Verdugo Road, Glendale, California- 91208

  • Golden West College
    Address: 15744 Golden West Street, Huntington Beach, California- 92647

  • Grossmont College
    Address:  8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, California- 92020

  • Hartnell College
    Address: 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, California- 93901

  • Imperial Valley College
    Address:  380 East Aten Road, Imperial, California- 92251

  • Long Beach City College
    Address:1305 East Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, California- 90806

  • Los Angeles City College
    Address: 855 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, California- 90029

  • L.A. County
    Address: 313 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California- 90012

  • Los Angeles Harbor College
    Address: 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington, California- 90744

  • Los Angeles Southwest College 
    Address: 1600 West Imperial Highway, Los Angeles, California- 90047-4899

  • Los Angeles Trade Technical College
    Address: 400 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, California- 90015

  • Los Angeles Valley College
    Address: 5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, California- 91401

  • Los Medanos College
    Address: 2700 East Leland Road, Pittsburg, California- 94565

  • Mendocino College
    Address: 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, California- 95482

  • Merced College
    Address: 3600 M Street, Merced, California- 95348-2806

  • Merritt College
    Address: 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland, California- 94619

  • Mission College
    Address: 3000 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, California- 95054-1897

  • Modesto Junior College
    Address: 435 College Avenue, Modesto, California- 95350

  • Monterey Peninsula College
    Address: 980 Fremont Street, Monterey, California 93940

  • Moorpark College
    Address: 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, California 93021

  • Mount St. Mary’s College
    Address: 12001 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, California- 90049

  • Mt. San Antonio College
    Address: 1100 North Grand Avenue, Walnut, California- 91789

  • Menifee Valley Campus
    Address:28237 La Piedra Road, Menifee, California- 92584

  • Napa Valley College
    Address: 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, California- 94558

  • Ohlone College
    Address: 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, California- 94539-5847

  • Pacific Union College
    Address: One Angwin Avenue, Angwin, California- 94508

  • Palomar Community College
    Address: 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, California- 92069

  • Pasadena City College
    Address:  1570 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, California- 91106

  • Pierce College
    Address: 6201 Winnetka Avenue, Woodland Hills, California- 91371

  • University Porterville College
    Address:100 East College Avenue, Porterville, California- 93257

  • Madera Center
    Address: 30277 Avenue 12, Madera, California- 93638

  • Rio Hondo College
    Address: 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, California- 90601

  • Riverside City College
    Address: 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California- 92506

  • Sacramento City College
    Address: 3835 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento, California- 95822

  • Saddleback College
    Address:  28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, California- 92692

  • San Bernardino Valley College
    Address:
    701 South Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, California- 92410

  • San Diego City College
    Address: 1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California-92101

  • San Joaquin Delta College 
    Address: 5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, California- 95207

  • San Joaquin Valley College
    Address: 8344 West Mineral King Avenue, Visalia, California-93291

  • Santa Ana College 
    Address: 1530 West 17th Street, Santa Ana, California- 92706-1640

  • Santa Barbara City College
    Address:
    721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California- 93109

  • Santa Monica College
    Address: 1900 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, California- 90405

  • Shasta College
    Address: 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, California- 96003

  • Sierra College
    Address: 333 Sunrise Avenue, Roseville, California- 95661

  • Southwestern College 
    Address: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, California- 91910

  • Unitek college
    Address: 4670 Auto Mall Parkway, Fremont, California- 94538

  • Ventura College
    Address: 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, California- 93003

  • Victor Valley College
    Address: Victorville, California- 92395

  • West Hills Community College
    Address: 555 College Avenue, Lemoore, California- 93245

  • Yuba Community College
    Address: Beale Road, Marysville, California- 95901

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  • American University of Health Sciences
    Address: 1600 East Hill Street, Signal Hill, California- 90755

  • Azusa Pacific University  
    Address: 901 East Alosta Avenue, P.O. Box 7000, Azusa, California- 91702-7000

  • Biola University    
    Address: 13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, California- 90639

  • California Baptist University       
    Address: 8432 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California- 92504

  • California State University, Bakersfield
    Address:
    9001Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, California- 93311- 1022

  • California State University
    Address: 401 Golden Shore, Long Beach, California- 90802-4210

  • Channel Islands- California State University
    Address: One University Drive, Camarillo, California- 93012

  • California State University, Chico
    Address: 400 West First Street, Chico, California- 95929

  • California State University, East Bay
    Address: 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, California- 94542

  • California State University, Fresno
    Address: 5241 North Maple Avenue, Fresno, California- 93740

  • California State University, Fullerton    
    Address: 800 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton, California- 92831-3599

  • California State University, Los Angeles
    Address: 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, California- 90032

  • California State University, Northridge
    Address: 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, California- 91330

  • California State University, Sacramento
    Address: 6000 J Street, Sacramento, California- 95819

  • California State University, San Bernardino     
    Address: 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, California- 92407-2318

  • California State University, Stanislaus
    Address: One University Circle, Turlock, California- 95382

  • Concordia University, Irvine       
    Address: 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, California- 92612

  • Dominican University of California        
    Address: 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, California- 94901

  • Holy Names University    
    Address: 3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, California- 94619

  • Loma Linda University     
    Address: 11175 Campus Street, Loma Linda, California- 92354

  • Mount St. Mary’s College
    Address: 12001 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, California- 90049

  • National University         
    Address: 11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California- 92037

  • Point Loma Nazarene University
    Address: 3900 Lomaland Drive, San Diego, California- 92106

  • Samuel Merritt University         
    Address: 3100 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California- 94609

  • San Diego State University         
    Address: 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, California- 92182

  • San Francisco State University   
    Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California- 94132

  • Simpson University         
    Address: 2211 College View Drive, Redding, California- 96003

  • Sonoma State University
    Address: 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, California- 94928

  • San Jose State University
    Address: One Washington Square, San Jose, California- 95192

  • United States University
    Address: 830 Bay Boulevard, Chula Vista, California- 91911

  • University of California, Los Angeles     
    Address: 700 Tiverton Avenue, Box 956918, Los Angeles, California- 90095

  • University of Phoenix      
    Address: 5330 Pirrone Road, Salida, California- 95368-9090

  • University of San Francisco         
    Address: 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, California- 94117-1080

  • West Coast University     
    Address: 12215 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, California- 91606

Except California State University, American University of Health Sciences, Dominican University, Samuel Merritt University, Sonoma State University, United States University, University of California, University of Phoenix, and West Coast University, all the other colleges enlisted above offer RN to BSN programs.

List of Nursing Schools in California Offering Entry Level Master Degree

  • Azusa Pacific University  
    Address: 901 East Alosta Avenue, P.O. Box 7000, Azusa, California- 91702-7000

  • California Baptist University
    Address: 8432 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California- 92504

  • The California State University
    Address: 401 Golden Shore, Long Beach, California- 90802-4210

  • California State University, Fresno
    Address: 5241 North Maple Avenue, Fresno, California- 93740

  • California State University, Los Angeles
    Address: 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, California- 90032

  • California State University Dominguez Hills
    Address: 1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, California- 90747

  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
    Address:
    1731 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, California- 90059

  • Samuel Merritt University          
    Address: 3100 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California- 94609

  • San Francisco State University   
    Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California- 94132

  • Sonoma State University
    Address: 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, California- 94928

  • United States University
    Address: 830 Bay Boulevard, Chula Vista, California- 91911

  • University of California, Los Angeles     
    Address: 700 Tiverton Avenue, Box 956918, Los Angeles California- 90095

  • University of California, San Francisco
    Address: 2 Koret Way, N-319X, UCSF Box 0602, San Francisco, California-94143-0602

  • University of San Diego-Hahn School of Nursing and Health Sciences
    Address: 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, California- 92110 

  • University of San Francisco         
    Address: 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, California- 94117-1080

  • Western University of Health Sciences.
    Address: 309 East Second Street, Pomona, California- 91766-1854

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  • California State University, Northridge
    Address: 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, California- 91330

  • California State University, Sacramento
    Address: 6000 J Street, Sacramento, California- 95819

  • California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM)
    Address:
    333 South, Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, California- 92096

  • Concordia University, Irvine       
    Address: 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, California- 92612

  • Loma Linda University     
    Address: 11175 Campus Street, Loma Linda, California- 92354

  • Mount St. Mary’s College
    Address: 12001 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, California- 90049

  • National University         
    Address: 11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California- 92037

  • Samuel Merritt University          
    Address: 3100 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California- 94609

List of Schools in California Offering Master Degree in Nursing

  • Azusa Pacific University  
    Address: 901 East Alosta Avenue, P.O. Box 7000, Azusa, California- 91702-7000

  • California State University, Bakersfield
    Address:
    9001Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, California- 93311- 1022

  • California State University, Chico
    Address: 400 West First Street, Chico, California- 95929

  • California State University, Fresno
    Address: 5241 North Maple Avenue, Fresno, California- 93740

  • California State University, Fullerton    
    Address: 800 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton, California- 92831-3599

  • California State University
    Address: 401 Golden Shore, Long Beach, California- 90802-4210

  • California State University, Los Angeles
    Address: 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, California- 90032

  • California State University, Sacramento
    Address: 6000 J Street, Sacramento, California- 95819

  • California State University, San Bernardino     
    Address: 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, California- 92407-2318

  • Dominican University of California        
    Address: 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, California- 94901

  • Holy Names University    
    Address: 3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, California- 94619

  • Loma Linda University     
    Address: 11175 Campus Street, Loma Linda, California- 92354

  • Mount St. Mary’s College
    Address: 12001 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, California- 90049

  • Point Loma Nazarene University
    Address: 3900 Lomaland Drive, San Diego, California- 92106

  • Samuel Merritt University          
    Address: 3100 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California- 94609

  • San Diego State University         
    Address: 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, California- 92182

  • San Francisco State University   
    Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California- 94132

  • San Jose State University
    Address: One Washington Square, San Jose, California- 95192

  • University of California, Los Angeles     
    Address: 700 Tiverton Avenue, Box 956918, Los Angeles, California- 90095

  • University of California, San Francisco
    Address: 2 Koret Way, N-319X, UCSF Box 0602, San Francisco, California-94143-0602

  • University of San Diego-Hahn School of Nursing and Health Sciences
    Address: 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, California- 92110 

  • University of San Francisco        
    Address: 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, California- 94117-1080

  • Western University of Health Sciences.
    Address: 309 East Second Street, Pomona, California- 91766-1854

List of Nursing Schools in California Offering Doctorate Nursing Programs

  • Azusa Pacific University  
    Address: 901 East Alosta Avenue, P.O. Box 7000, Azusa, California- 91702-7000

  • Loma Linda University     
    Address: 11175 Campus Street, Loma Linda, California- 92354

  • University of California, Los Angeles     
    Address: 700 Tiverton Avenue, Box 956918, Los Angeles California- 90095

  • University of California, San Francisco
    Address: 2 Koret Way, N-319X, UCSF Box 0602, San Francisco, California-94143-0602

  • University of San Diego-Hahn School of Nursing and Health Sciences
    Address: 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, California- 92110 

  • University of San Francisco         
    Address: 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, California- 94117-1080

  • Western University of Health Sciences.
    Address: 309 East Second Street, Pomona, California- 91766-1854