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Registered Nursing

Registered Nursing Registered Nursing

Registered Nursing

Next RN application period February 1-29, 2024.

Next Paramedic/LVN to RN Career Mobility application period is September 1-30, 2024.
Application will be posted for Career Mobility path by June 1, 2024.

TEAS Testing exams will take place on July 21, 2023 and October 13, 2023 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Students should email to reserve a seat.

About Us

Our 2-year Registered Nursing Program prepares nurses to assume responsibility for directing the nursing care of patients with acute and chronic illness. It also provides theory and practice for the student to develop the ability to perform preventative, therapeutic and rehabilitative intervention techniques. In addition to treatments and procedures (including medications and intravenous therapy), the program emphasizes patient education, psychosocial and cultural aspects, and bioethics.  

Upon completion, a student is awarded an Associate in Science Degree and is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN).

Degrees and Certificates

How to Apply (Revision in process)

  • Complete the CR Online Application to become a CR student
  • Submit an Application for the Associate Degree Nursing Program to the Health Occupations office during the application period.
  • All qualified applicants must take the ATI TEAS Exam as a final step in the application process. The TEAS Exam is given on campus. All students are encouraged to log onto for TEAS study material and other useful resources and information. See program application for more information.
  • If you have already passed the TEAS Exam you will be prompted to have your scores submitted directly from ATI. 

Selection Process

  • A new class is admitted every Fall semester according to a prescribed selection process. (See application when available)


Please Be Advised:

  • Applications will be accepted each year. (Specific Dates Currently TBA)
  • Applications that are mailed to the Health Occupation Department must be date stamped from the post office during the Application Period.
  • You may deliver your application to the Health Occupations Department during business hours. Applied Technology Building, Room AT-118. Please use the drop box. You will receive a confirmation email that your application was received within two business days.       
  • Applications must include Official Sealed Transcripts and/or e-transcripts sent from an authorized transcript ordering service. Authorized e-transcripts are accepted to during the Application Period. Please make a small side note on the application if you have ordered e-transcripts.
  • Your mycr email address will be used for correspondence with the Health Occupations department.   

Prerequisites, requirements and important information

  • The Registered Nursing program has both prerequisite courses in English, Biology and Chemistry as well as suggested additional courses to take prior to beginning the program. Scheduling general education courses can be problematic once nursing courses begin. It is your responsibility to be aware of all prerequisites for all courses. General Education Requirements can change. Please speak with an advisor for clarification regarding prerequisites for all courses and see program application for more information.
  • All students are required to complete a Background Check(s).
  • A 10-panel urine drug screen is required 30 days before the beginning of your first clinical rotation and every Fall following a summer break. Positive results mean you cannot attend clinical per clinical agency contract. Inability to attend clinical will result in being dismissed from the course.

Note: Information is Subject to Change

Employment opportunities include:

Employment opportunities include care of patients in a variety of healthcare settings, such as:

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Home health agencies
  • Health clinics
  • Outpatient services

Projected California Employment Statistics

Registered Nurse


Median Wage with an Associate’s Degree

Projected Job Growth


Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook 2018-2028

Sally Urban

Sally Urban

"I believe that nursing is both a science and an art - and the greatest benefits to me come in the service to others - both patients and colleagues."

Heather Payne, RN, MSN

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Contact Us

Contact Information

Health Occupations Home

 Shauna Burdick, Dean

 Jencie Smith, Administrative Secretary

 Health Occupations Office, AT-100C

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