Your Associate Degree in Nursing will provide many excellent job opportunities after passing your National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). By progressing your education in either a Bachelor’s or Master’s Nursing program, your career mobility and advancement opportunities will be available in nursing leadership, advanced nursing clinical practice and nursing education roles.
RN to BSN Pathway
In collaboration with California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), we offer selected Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students an opportunity to pursue their Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) degree concurrently during the ADN program. This pathway is available to students admitted into SCC in the Fall semester only and maintain a “B” grade in the first semester of the SCC program. Since the RN to BSN program is integrated into the SCC nursing program, it begins during the Summer between first and second semester. Other RN to BSN Collaborative programs include opportunities at University of Phoenix and Western Governors University. After graduating from SCC, students may take their NCLEX examination and may pursue employment while enrolled in their BSN coursework. Each BSN program has unique requirements for entry described in their college catalogs.
RN to MSN Pathway
Another pathway available is the RN to Master’s in Science (MSN) program for students that have a Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related major and are in-progress with their ADN. This is a collaborative program with California State University, Sacrament (CSUS) and begins after the completion of the 4th semester at SCC. Admission into this pathway occurs in the Spring of each year and is available to 4th semester students. After graduating from SCC, students may take their NCLEX examination and may pursue employment while enrolled in their MSN coursework.
RN to MSN pathways are available through other Universities which all have unique entrance requirements described in their catalogs.