Nursing Program Details

Campus Closure Notice

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the RN program will take in a reduced number of students. For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, twenty-one students will be admitted into each cohort of the RN program. One cohort of 22 LVN students will start in Fall 2020. The open period for applications for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 will be February 1 through February 28, 2021.

Sacramento City College offers three programs for a career in nursing: Registered Nursing (RN), Vocational Nursing (VN), and Licensed Vocational Nursing-to-Registered Nursing (LVN-to-RN) Career Mobility.

Information Sessions

These videos have been created to provide a virtual Information Sessions to answer frequently asked questions about our programs.

Check back here in December for details about the next scheduled zoom sessions available in the month of January.

RN Program Informational Session Videos

RN Program requirements and application information

RN Program Design, Clinical Expectations & Career Possibilities

VN Program Information Videos

VN Program requirements and application information

VN Program Design, Clinical Expectations & Career Possibilities


Registered Nursing (RN)

The Registered Nursing program is a two-year-long program accredited by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) that prepares entry-level nurses with the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality patient care. Students are taught the competencies of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) and upon graduation will have earned an Associate in Science Degree (AS) and eligibility to take the licensure exam. 

Vocational Nursing (VN)

The Vocational Nursing program is a full-time, three-semester program approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). Instruction is provided four days a week, with varying times for theory and clinical. Graduates receive a Certificate of Achievement (COA) and may earn an Associate in Science Degree (AS) if additional course requirements are met. Graduates of the program may go on to take the BVNPT licensure exam. 

LVN-to-RN Career Mobility

The LVN-to-RN Career Mobility program is a year-long program that prepares LVNs to take the licensure exam in order to practice as registered nurses. The application period begins in February. Email with any questions.

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