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Registered Nursing

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their families. Registered Nurses work closely with doctors and other healthcare professionals.

*Choose Your Own Pathway!

We’ve created a guide to help you explore your educational and career options in the field of Register Nurse. We’ll ask you questions along the way, provide resources, and show you different opportunities and options along the way. Click the button to get started.

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Which of these best describes your current situation?

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I'm currently 

a student

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I'm employed

in healthcare.

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I'm not employed 

in healthcare.

What is your current educational level?

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Current High

School Student

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Current Adult

School Student

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HS Graduate/

Certificate Equivalency

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Bachelor's

Degree

YOU CHOSE:
Current High School/Adult School Student

If you are currently a student at Health Careers Academy (HCA), HCA offers a nursing pathway that leverages dual enrollment with San Joaquin Delta College. 

Upon high school graduation, students will be competitive candidates for the Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) program. This program is called the Helping Our People Elevate (HOPE) program developed by Dr. Anitra Williams and Julie Kay. For more information, please contact your school administrator. 

You may want to connect with your High School/Adult School administrators to inquire about any dual enrollment opportunities available to you at your location.

Did you know? 

Dual Enrollment

Under CA SB 554, as a current high school student, you are able to enroll as a special part-time student at a community college. 

California Senate Bill 554

California Senate Bill 554 authorizes the governing board of a school district overseeing an adult education program or the governing board of a community college district overseeing a noncredit* program to authorize a student pursuing a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate to enroll as a special part-time student at a community college.

* Click to learn more about Noncredit Curriculum and Instructional Programs

YOUR EDUCATION LEVEL:
High School Graduate or Certificate Equivalency

With a high school diploma or certificate equivalency and completion of program requisites, you can start your nursing education at any of these partnered schools:

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San Joaquin Delta College

Associate Degree
in Nursing

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CSU Stanislaus

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN-BSN (online option available)
Pre-Licensure BSN (includes LVN-BSN track)

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CSU Stanislaus

Accelerated Second 
Bachelor of Science
in Nursing

YOUR EDUCATION LEVEL:
Bachelor’s Degree

Continuing Education

After completing your Bachelor’s degree and meeting admissions requirements, you can advance your nursing education and career with a Master’s of Science in Nursing degree at any of these partnered schools:

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CSU Stanislaus

Masters in Nursing

CSU Stanislaus

Masters in Nursing,
Family Nurse Practitioner

University of the Pacific

Entry Level 
Master of Science in Nursing

YOU ARE:
Currently employed in healthcare.
What is your current place of employment?

YOU ARE:
Currently not employed in healthcare.
Are you certified as a Registered Nurse?

What's Next?

After you have completed your Nursing education and training and have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), which is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, you can find job opportunities at these partner facilities:

Not Certified as an RN

If you are not currently certified as a Registered Nurse, check out our partner schools with nursing programs.

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San Joaquin Delta College

Associate Degree
in Nursing

CSU Stanislaus

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN-BSN (online option available)
Pre-Licensure BSN (includes LVN-BSN track)

CSU Stanislaus

Accelerated Second 
Bachelor of Science
in Nursing

CSU Stanislaus

Masters in Nursing

CSU Stanislaus

Masters in Nursing,
Family Nurse Practitioner

University of the Pacific

Entry Level 
Master of Science in Nursing

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