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Sacramento City College Nursing - Registered Nursing

The Associate in Science Degree Registered Nursing Program at Sacramento City College is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Students enrolled in this program are required to complete general education, science, and nursing courses with related clinical experiences in local hospitals.

The Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Licensed Vocational Nursing- Psychiatric Technicians.  Students enrolled in this program are required to complete general education, science and vocational nursing courses with related experiences in local clinical facilities. There is an Associate Degree and Certificate available in Vocational Nursing.

Nursing applications for all programs are held once a year during the period of February 1 to 28.

Information Sessions

Nursing applications for all programs are held once a year during the month of February.

Please go to Nursing Program Details for the most up-to-date information on:

  • Informational Session Dates & Times
  • Program requirements
  • Application processes

What To Expect

The Registered Nursing program is 4 semesters in length and the Vocational Nursing Program is 3 semesters. The career mobility LVN to RN track is 3 semesters in length with a full-time and part-time option available. In addition to regular expenses such as enrollment fees, living costs, activity fees, and books, nursing students have the expense of uniforms, equipment, malpractice insurance, graduation, and licensing costs. They also are responsible for their physical examination, immunizations, background check, and drug screen, as well as transportation to and from clinical agencies for day and evening learning experiences. COVID vaccines are highly recommended due to the potential for exposure and transmission in the clinical setting. Covid vaccines and boosters are required for the Vocational Nursing Program with no exemptions accepted due to clinical facility requirements. COVID vaccines are highly recommended for the RN Program, however clinical facilities will accept approved medical or religious exemptions which must be processed by the Los Rios Community College District via the nursing program. COVID vaccine policies are subject to change based on clinical facility requirements. All enrolled students must have a current American Heart Association Health Provider CPR with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) card.

All of the nursing programs include a rigorous course of study. Student learning in the VN Program is all in-person. Student learning in the RN Program is partially online for each course with the majority of the coursework occurring in-person on campus and in the clinical setting. Access to a reliable internet connection is required to access the CANVAS learning system and course materials. In order to ensure academic success and to protect students’ health, full-time employment is not advisable. It is recommended that students who must continue outside employment reduce their hours to 8-12 hours or less per week. Nursing courses must be taken in sequence. Informational meetings are held several times each semester to provide prospective students with information about program prerequisites, the enrollment process, and other requirements in the program.