Students completing the nursing program are encouraged to participate in the Shasta College graduation ceremonies. (See details in the Shasta College Catalog).
The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) regulates nursing practice via the Nursing Practice Act. Upon graduation from the Associate Degree Nursing program, students are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), Licensure and Interim Permit.
Application forms will be distributed during the fourth semester of the program. The examination fee must be paid by money order or certified check. Personal checks are not accepted by the examination board. It is the student’s responsibility to periodically review their progress toward meeting the degree requirements, and to properly submit the NCLEX-RN application forms and fees.
Be advised that a license may be denied on the grounds that an applicant has a felony conviction. To make a determination of these cases, the BRN considers the nature and severity of the offense, additional subsequent acts, recency of acts or crimes, compliance with court sanctions, and evidence of rehabilitation. The burden of proof lies with the applicant to demonstrate acceptable documented evidence of rehabilitation.