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.

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If you are interested in the Registered Nursing program, attend one of the information meetings.  Complete this Registered Nursing Information Meeting registration form to attend.

How to Apply

The application filing period for the RN program happens once a year. Applications are accepted from January 20 through February 20 for the following Fall and Spring Semester. 

Learn How to Apply

Application Update Fall 2021 & Spring 2022
As of July 16, 2021
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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, the TEAS score result is required with the nursing application (an overall composite score of 62% passing on ATI TEAS first attempt, TEAS version VI)
TEAS 7 Version will be available October 2021.
We will accept TEAS version 6 & 7 for application period January 20 - February 20, 2022
Those interested in taking the TEAS exam through us, the ATI TEAS exam will be available 2021.
Please check the ATI TEAS exam link for updates.
Registered Nursing Program Information Meeting
Check updates for future information meeting dates.

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.