Nursing Education: Registered

Nursing students

Do you want a rewarding career in the medical field? Are you adaptable and committed to lifelong learning?

Nursing is a challenging but financially and emotionally rewarding career.

Get prepared for entry into the nursing profession and build a foundation for advanced nursing studies by becoming a registered nurse. Learn critical thinking, effective communication, and cultural and clinical competence and become prepared for a role as a care provider.

Careers in Nursing

  • Work in a hospital, ER, or doctor’s office.
  • Continue your studies and specialize in a specific area like ontology, gerontology, or anesthesiology.
  • Work within a business or organization as a health nurse or work with law firms as a legal nurse consultant.
  • Continue your studies and become a nurse practitioner.

Transfer Opportunities and Pathways

A Nursing major can be found at many bachelor’s granting institutions. Some universities and colleges may even have similar, but more specified majors to explore, that could align better with your interests. Examples at Bachelor’s granting institutions include Biology, Health Sciences, Health Education, Public Health, Healthcare Administration, Pre-medicine, and many more. Examples at other community colleges include Physical Therapy Assisting, Radiological Technology, Surgical Technology, Veterinary Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health Information Management, and many more.

  • Search a list of Nursing related majors at the UCs and CSUs
  • Compare average admit GPAs across similar majors at the UCs
  • Learn what major prep courses you need to take in order to transfer to the UCs or CSUs
  • Explore similar majors at private and out-of-state institutions
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