will this program do for me?
This program will educate you with all the knowledge and skills required
to begin practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.
Completion will allow you to apply for a license as a Registered Nurse
in the State of California and make you eligible to take the licensure
examination known as the NCLEX-RN. This license may be reciprocated
by other states.
kind of job can I get once I complete the program?
You will be able to get a job as a Registered Nurse in hospitals, clinics,
home health care agencies and private duty.
much can I earn in this career?
Most new graduate RN's in California make between $50,000 - $70,000
to start which can increase to over $80,000 in a few years. Please refer
Outlook Handbook for current information on salary and
long will the program take?
3 to 4 years including completion of prerequisite and general education
will classes be held?
Classes are held at the Ocean Campus. Clinical practice is done in participating
hospitals, clinics, home health agencies and schools throughout San
Francisco or nearby Counties.
do I get more information?
Obtain a department brochure or see a CCSF catalog for details. Or visit the department
Web page: Department of Registered Nursing.
time of day are classes offered?
All theory classes are taught during daytime class hours. Clinical practice
do classes start?
Regular City College Semester. You must enroll and be accepted prior
to class attendance.
do I enroll?
Fill out an enrollment form for the RN Program, which may be obtained
in person at the Registered Nursing Office at 50 Phelan Avenue, Cloud Hall
Bldg. Room C340, by phone at (415) 239-3218, by fax at (415) 239-3989
or by mail at RN Program Box C340, City College of San Francisco, 50
Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112.
are the requirements for receiving a degree?
Upon completion of RN Program courses and graduation from CCSF, you
will obtain an A.S. Degree. You will then be eligible to apply for a
RN license by examination for the State of California.
much money can I expect to spend?
You can expect to spend at least $1000 or more the first semester of
the program. This will cover the cost of college tuition, required uniform
purchase, nursing equipment, skills lab practice kit, health insurance,
malpractice insurance and textbooks. You will also be required to have
a physical examination, immunizations on record and have successfully
completed CPR (BCLS for Health Professionals) the first semester. Succeeding
semesters cost between $400-500 for college tuition, textbooks, malpractice
insurance and maintaining health screenings. Please refer to Tuition
Information for specifics on costs. Financial
Aid is available for those who qualify. You may also
call the Financial Aid Office at (415) 239-3576.