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The Registered Nursing Program is a two-year-long program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).

The program 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 (AS) Degree and eligibility to take the RN National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Student learning in the RN program utilizes online learning in a portion of each course with the majority of the coursework being in-person.

The clinical laboratory experiences will occur in local hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, ambulatory care clinics, community settings and/or the SCC Simulation Lab. The SCC RN Program utilizes a very high percentage of clinical time in direct patient care settings as the cornerstone to learning the foundational practices in nursing care. The program includes clinical rotations in many specialties including: geriatrics, adult care, pediatric, obstetrics, psych-mental health and nursing leadership. Classroom learning includes some online learning with the majority of each course delivered with the in-person method.

The LVN-to-RN Career Mobility program prepares licensed LVNs to take the licensure exam in order to practice as a registered nurse. There are two tracks available: a year-long track or an eighteen-month track.

Application Requirements

Steps to Apply

  1. Apply to Sacramento City College.
  2. Attend an information session.
  3. Submit a Course Substitution Petition for any Nursing Program Course taken outside the Los Rios Community College District and not included on the RN Course Equivalency Chart.
  4. Provide official college transcripts for any college outside of the Los Rios Community College District (American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake or Sacramento City Colleges) to the Admissions and Records Office to be placed on your record prior to submitting a course substitution.
  5. Complete the RN Course Verification Form prior to application.
  6. Complete the Registered Nursing and/or LVN to RN online applications.
  7. Once you submit the online application, print out your online application cover page and Submit your supporting documents in a Nursing packet sent via mail. Detailed Mailing instructions are outlined on the cover page.

A person with a criminal/conviction history may not be allowed in a clinical facility and may not be qualified for a nursing license.


The next nursing application enrollment is open February 1, 2024 to February 28, 2024.

There is one open application period in the spring semester for the subsequent fall and spring semesters, therefore both Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 cohorts will be selected during this period.