ADN Programs in California

Earn an Associates Degree in Nursing in California

Did you know California is among the states where registered nurses (RNs) earn top salaries? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average yearly salary for RNs in the state today is $120,560! And if that is not enough to pique your interest, the BLS expects that there will be an increasing need for nursing professionals for many years to come.

Another fantastic benefit to becoming a registered nurse in California is that you can quickly get started with your career by earning a two-year associate degree in nursing, or ADN. And if you choose to further your career in the future, you can obtain a BSN or MSN degree through an accelerated bridge program. During your college career, you will enjoy working with other students in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings where you will learn all the skills necessary to care for a variety of patients in healthcare settings.

Most California students are able to complete their ADN programs in two years, after which they can sit for their national nursing exam. The national nursing exam for RNs, or NCLEX-RN, is a prerequisite to obtaining the RN license in California.

The Best ADN Programs in California

The Golden State offers many excellent colleges where you can earn your ADN. The following schools are some of the finest in the state.

  1. Allan Hancock College

    800 S College Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93454 (805) 922-6966
  2. American Career College

    4021 Rosewood Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004 (323) 668-7555
  3. American River College

    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, CA 95841 (916) 484-8011
  4. Antelope Valley College

    3041 W Ave K, Lancaster, CA 93536 (661) 722-6300
  5. Bakersfield College

    1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93305 (661) 395-4011
  6. Butte College

    3536 Butte Campus Dr, Oroville, CA 95965 (530) 895-2511
  7. Cabrillo College

    6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003 (831) 479-6100
  8. Career Networks Institute

    702 Town and Country Rd, Orange, CA 92868 (714) 437-9697
  9. Carrington College

    8909 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95826 (916) 361-1660
  10. CBD College

    3699 Wilshire Blvd 4th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010 (323) 937-7772
  11. Cerritos College

    11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650 (562) 860-2451
  12. Chabot College

    25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545 (510) 723-6600
  13. Chaffey College

    5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737 (909) 987-1737
  14. Citrus College

    1000 W Foothill Blvd, Glendora, CA 91741 (626) 963-0323
  15. City College of San Francisco

    50 Frida Kahlo Way, San Francisco, CA 94112 (415) 239-3000
  16. College of Marin

    835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA 94904 (415) 457-8811
  17. College of San Mateo

    1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402 (650) 574-6161
  18. College of the Canyons

    26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355 (661) 259-7800
  19. College of the Desert

    43500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (760) 346-8041
  20. College of the Redwoods

    7351 Tompkins Hill Rd, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 476-4100
  21. College of the Sequoias

    915 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, CA 93277 (559) 730-3702
  22. College of the Siskiyous

    800 College Ave, Weed, CA 96094 (530) 938-5555
  23. Contra Costa College

    2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo, CA 94806 (510) 235-7800
  24. Copper Mountain Community College

    6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree, CA 92252 (760) 366-3791
  25. Cuesta College

    CA-1, San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 546-3100
  26. Cypress College

    9200 Valley View St, Cypress, CA 90630 (714) 484-7000
  27. De Anza College

    21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014 (408) 864-5678
  28. East Los Angeles College

    1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754 (323) 265-8650
  29. El Camino College

    1111 E Artesia Blvd, Compton, CA 90221 (310) 900-1600
  30. El Camino Community College

    16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506 (310) 532-3670
  31. Evergreen Valley College

    3095 Yerba Buena Rd, San Jose, CA 95135 (408) 274-7900
  32. Fresno City College

    1101 E University Ave, Fresno, CA 93741 (559) 442-4600
  33. Gavilan College

    5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, CA 95020 (408) 848-4800
  34. Glendale Community College

    1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208 (818) 240-1000
  35. Golden West College

    15744 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (714) 892-7711
  36. Grossmont College

    8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 644-7000
  37. Hartnell College

    411 Central Ave, Salinas, CA 93901 (831) 755-6700
  38. Imperial Valley College

    380 E Aten Rd, Imperial, CA 92251 (760) 352-8320
  39. Loma Linda University

    11139 Anderson St, Loma Linda, CA 92354 (909) 558-1400
  40. Long Beach City College

    4901 E Carson St, Long Beach, CA 90808 (562) 938-4111
  41. Los Angeles City College

    855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029 (323) 953-4000
  42. Los Angeles County College of Nursing & Allied Health

    1237 N Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90033 (323) 226-4911
  43. Los Angeles Harbor College

    1111 Figueroa Pl, Wilmington, CA 90744 (310) 233-4000
  44. Los Angeles Pierce College

    6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 (818) 719-6401
  45. Los Angeles Southwest College

    1600 W Imperial Hwy, Los Angeles, CA 90047 (323) 241-5225
  46. Los Angeles Trade Technical College

    400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 763-7000
  47. Los Angeles Valley College

    5800 Fulton Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91401 (818) 947-2600
  48. Los Medanos College

    2700 E Leland Rd, Pittsburg, CA 94565 (925) 439-2181
  49. Mendocino College

    1000 Hensley Creek Rd, Ukiah, CA 95482 (707) 468-3235
  50. Merced College

    3600 M St, Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-6000
  51. Merritt College

    12500 Campus Dr, Oakland, CA 94619 (510) 531-4911
  52. MiraCosta College

    1 Barnard Dr, Oceanside, CA 92056 (760) 757-2121
  53. Mission College

    3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (408) 988-2200
  54. Modesto Junior College

    435 College Ave, Modesto, CA 95350 (209) 575-6550
  55. Monterey Peninsula College

    980 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 646-4000
  56. Moorpark College

    7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021 (805) 378-1400
  57. Mount Saint Mary's University

    12001 Chalon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 954-4000
  58. Mt San Antonio College

    1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA 91789 (909) 594-5611
  59. Mt San Jacinto Community College

    1499 N State St, San Jacinto, CA 92583 (951) 487-6752
  60. Napa Valley College

    2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 253-3000
  61. National University

    11255 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92037 (800) 628-8648
  62. Ohlone College

    43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539 (510) 659-6000
  63. Pacific Union College

    1 Angwin Ave, Angwin, CA 94508 (707) 965-6313
  64. Palomar College

    1140 W Mission Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069 (760) 744-1150
  65. Pasadena City College

    1570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106 (626) 585-7123
  66. Porterville College

    100 E College Ave, Porterville, CA 93257 (559) 791-2200
  67. Riverside City College

    4800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506 (951) 222-8000
  68. Sacramento City College

    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822 (916) 558-2111
  69. Saddleback College

    28000 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92692 (949) 582-4500
  70. San Bernardino Valley College

    701 S Mt Vernon Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92410 (909) 384-4400
  71. San Diego City College

    1313 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 388-3400
  72. San Joaquin Delta College

    5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95207 (209) 954-5151
  73. San Joaquin Valley College

    8344 W Mineral King Ave, Visalia, CA 93291 (559) 651-2500
  74. Santa Ana College

    1530 W 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92706 (714) 564-6000
  75. Santa Barbara City College

    721 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 (805) 965-0581
  76. Santa Monica College

    1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 434-4000
  77. Santa Rosa Junior College

    1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) 527-4011
  78. Shasta College

    11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003 (530) 242-7500
  79. Sierra College

    5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95677 (916) 624-3333
  80. Solano Community College

    4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, CA 94534 (707) 864-7000
  81. Southwestern College

    900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 482-6550
  82. Unitek College

    4670 Auto Mall Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538 (510) 249-1060
  83. University of Phoenix

    45 River Park Pl W #300, Fresno, CA 93720 (800) 266-2107
  84. University of Phoenix

    2860 Gateway Oaks Dr #200, Sacramento, CA 95833 (800) 266-2107
  85. University of Phoenix

    3890 Murphy Canyon Rd #100, San Diego, CA 92123 (800) 473-4346
  86. University of Phoenix

    3100 Bristol St #500, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (800) 888-1968
  87. University of Phoenix

    3090 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (800) 266-2107
  88. Ventura College

    4667 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, CA 93003 (805) 654-6400
  89. Victor Valley College

    18422 Bear Valley Rd, Victorville, CA 92395 (760) 245-4271
  90. West Coast University

    12215 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606 (818) 299-5500
  91. West Coast University

    2855 E Guasti Rd, Ontario, CA 91761 (909) 467-6100
  92. West Coast University

    1477 S Manchester Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802 (714) 782-1700
  93. West Hills College

    555 College Ave, Lemoore, CA 93245 (559) 925-3000
  94. Xavier College School of Nursing

    1340 N El Dorado St, Stockton, CA 95202 (209) 941-0968
  95. Yuba College

    2088 N Beale Rd, Marysville, CA 95901 (530) 741-6700

California Board Of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians

All matters concerning nursing licensure in California should be directed to the California Board Of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Contact information is as follows:

California Board Of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
2535 Capitol Oaks Dr #205, Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 263-7800
Fax: (916) 263-7859

Conclusion

If you are looking for one of the fastest-growing and high-paying careers in California, you should consider enrolling in an ADN program.

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