Become a Registered Nurse

Prepare to pass the NCLEX-RN exam and enter the workforce as a registered nurse.

During the RN program, you will take a series of courses that combine academic classes on campus, skills practice in the nursing skills laboratory, and patient care experience in various hospitals and facilities in the San Francisco area. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive an Associate Degree in Nursing and be entitled to take the California State Board of Registered Nursing licensing exam.

View Program Information

It is strongly recommended to all applicants and students to review the RN Program Information.

Information Meeting - Fall 2023

  • Interested in the Registered Nursing Program? Attend the information program meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 11:00 A.M.
  • Join us and complete the link: RN Information Meeting Registration to attend.

Application Filing Period

The application filing period for the RN program happens once a year. Applications are accepted from February 3 through March 4 for the following Fall and Spring Semester. 

Learn How to Apply

Fall 2023/ Spring 2024 Application UPDATE
Applicants selected for Fall 2023 admission, notification will be sent via to your CCSF email account late May, 2023.
Applicants selected for Spring 2024 admission, notification will be sent via to your CCSF email account, mid June 2023

Please check your spam folder.
Letters for stand-by and letters of denial will be sent out in mid-late June 2023 via CCSF email of the department's decisions.
Please do not call or email the CCSF nursing department, staff or counselor about your application status until decisions are made.
All correspondence will be made to your official CCSF email account. Add to your safe domain to avoid missing emails from the program as junk
Test of Essential Academic Skills - TEAS 7
CCSF nursing is requiring the TEAS 7 but will accept the TEAS 6 if taken in the past.
COVID-19 CURRENT INFORMATION- Remote, Online, or Campus Science Courses.
The CCSF Nursing Program will temporarily accept remote, online, or campus science prerequisite courses with lab: Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology. The temporary change will ONLY be applied to the semester of Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer, 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022.
ADN-BSN SFSU Program Requirements
CHEM 32 Intro to Medical Chemistry or equivalent and Statistics MATH 80 Probability and Statistics or equivalent are required prerequisite for the concurrent Registered Nursing ADN-BSN SFSU Program with City College of San Francisco.
TEAS score result requirement
Beginning on the January 20 - February 20, 2020 annual nursing application, submit unofficial TEAS score result with the nursing application (an overall composite score of 62% passing on ATI TEAS first attempt, TEAS version VI).
If selected, Applicants will be asked to submit their original ATI-TEAS version 6 FIRST ATTEMPT score from ATI testing.

Those interested in taking the TEAS exam through us, the ATI TEAS exam date(s) will be available Fall semester 2021.
Please check the CCSF Registered Nursing ATI TEAS exam link for updates.

Mission Statement

The purpose of City College of San Francisco Registered Nursing Program is to recruit, counsel, and prepare qualified people in the San Francisco Bay Area to function effectively at an entry-level registered nursing position.