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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.

Information Sessions

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

Please go to Nursing Program Details to learn more.

What To Expect

The nursing courses are four semesters in length. 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. All enrolled students must have a current American Heart Association Health Provider CPR with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) card. The nursing program is a full-time rigorous course of study. 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, enrollment process, and other requirements in the program.

Career Options

The Nursing Department includes two board-approved programs: Associates Degree – Nursing (ADN) and Vocational Nursing (VN). Each program has pre-requisite courses, plus nursing theory with concurrent clinical practice. Graduates of both programs are eligible to sit for the licensure examination and are prepared for employment. A career mobility LVN to RN track is also available that culminates in achieving the Associate Degree. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.


Entry to mid-level

  • Registered Nurse: $113,000
  • LPN-LVN: $60,000
  • Nurse Anesthetist: $227,000
  • Nurse Educator: $102,000
  • Nurse Practitioner: $139,000

Costs of RN Program

Financial requirements of the four semester full time program total approximately $5,860, which includes:

  • Tuition
  • Background check
  • Drug screen
  • Physical exam
  • Immunizations
  • Immunization tracker
  • CPR certification
  • Books
  • Uniforms
  • Identification badges
  • School patches
  • Nurse kit
  • Supplies
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Online orientation modules
  • BRN application
  • Licensure exam
  • Interim permit
  • Live scan
  • Other graduation expenses

Students must have access to a computer, internet, printer, ink and paper. Financial aid and scholarships are available. Students with a baccalaureate degree or over 72 units are not eligible for financial aid. Students with a conviction history may not be allowed in a clinical facility and may not be qualified for a nursing license. The BRN has the right to deny any graduate the opportunity to take the licensure exam.

Costs of VN Program

The financial requirements of the program are approximately $4000, which includes:

  • Tuition
  • Uniforms
  • Books
  • Nurse kit
  • Physical examination
  • Background check and drug screen
  • Immunizations
  • Immunization tracker
  • CPR certification
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Badges
  • Graduation
  • Licensing fees

Students must have access to a computer, internet, printer, ink and paper; students must also have reliable transportation to off-campus clinical facilities. Financial aid and scholarships are available. Applicants are encouraged to meet with a SCC counselor and attend VN Program Information Meetings.

Criminal History/Felony Conviction

Pursuant to the State Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) and the State Board of Registered Nursing (BRN):

a person convicted of any offense, other than a minor traffic violation, may not qualify to be licensed as a Vocational and/or Registered Nurse.

For more information about an early determination, please contact the appropriate state board.

State Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT)

State Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)

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Atlanta, Georgia, 30326

Phone: (404) 975-5000
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