After two years as an Associate Degree Nursing student, graduation becomes one of many successful accomplishments to come for our future registered nurses. In preparation for the NCLEX-RN exam, graduates can access California's Board of Registered Nurses website to obtain information on the licensure application process. It is important for all student nurses to be prepared to sit for and pass the NCLEX-RN exam in order to obtain licensure before entering the world of healthcare as a professional registered nurse.
We encourage all ADN graduates to consider advancing their education and career path by getting their Bachelors of Science in Nursing. For those interested in pursuing a career in Nursing Education, a Masters of Science in Nursing would be a great option to consider for the future.
We have included some resources below to assist our students in the next phase of their educational and professional careers. As additional resources become available, we will be adding them to this web page.
BOLD Nursing: RN-BSN Pathways Information
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has been featured on a number of school, nonprofit, and nursing organization websites; all of the nursing resources are free of charge and cover the following topics:
- RN to BSN Program FAX (for current RNs with a diploma or ADN interested in obtaining a BSN)
- Advice From the Expert: Five-Part video series with Caroline Porter Thomas, BSN, RN
- Nursing careers (career focus, outlook and steps): Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife, and more
- Financial Aid and scholarship database (federal, grants, scholarships)
In pursuit of their nursing degree, every nursing student will be financially and mentally challenged. RNtoBSN tries to meet those challenges by connecting students with both the financial aid opportunities that can alleviate these costs, and nursing resources that can help them through their studies and career decisions
CampusRN.com is an online resource that has the ability to search through thousands of entry level jobs, externships, and even scholarship opportunities. Click here
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Nursing School 411
is a free A-Z guide on exploring further options in nursing as you enter your nursing career. They add new resources regularly. The content covers not only options for pursuing additional degrees, and/or specialties but provides interviews with industry leaders and experienced professionals. They share work experiences, challenges they have faced, perks that have come with their decision and advice for prospective students.
Advanced Educational Opportunities
RN-BSN degree from California State University Chico
RN - BSN Aspire program - Simpson University
RN to BSN - Online RN to BSN Degree Programs Directory