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Registered Nursing

About Us

Our 2-year Registered Nursing Program prepares nurses to assume responsibility for directing the nursing care of patients with acute and chronic illness. It also provides theory and practice for the student to develop the ability to perform preventative, therapeutic and rehabilitative intervention techniques. In addition to treatments and procedures (including medications and intravenous therapy), the program emphasizes patient education, psychosocial and cultural aspects, and bioethics.  

Upon completion, a student is awarded an Associate in Science Degree and is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN).

ATTENTION Pre-Nursing RN Students!

The next TEAS Test will be
July 22nd, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
in AT 115. 

Pre-Nursing students going into the RN program* at College of the Redwoods are required to take a Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) before they apply for the nursing program. A math review course is typically offered each Fall and Spring semester to help with reviewing math concepts that will specifically be seen on the TEAS test.

FREE Math Review Class to
prep for the TEAS TEST

The TEAS Math Prep course (Math 207) will be offered from 5/28/2024 - 7/18/2024.

*CR LVN and Career Mobility students do not need to take the TEAS Test as of right now - RN Students Only

Class Search

How to Apply

  • Apply to CR using the CR Online Application
  • Submit an Application for the Associate Degree Nursing Program to the Health Occupations office during the application period, February 1 - 29.
  • All qualified applicants must take the ATI TEAS Exam as a final step in the application process. The TEAS Exam is given on campus, please contact for the next testing date. All students are encouraged to log onto for TEAS study material and other useful resources and information. See program application for more information.
  • If you have already passed the TEAS Exam you will be prompted to have your scores submitted directly from ATI. 

Selection Process

  • A new class is admitted every Fall semester according to a prescribed selection process. (See application when available)

Prerequisites, requirements and important information

  • The Registered Nursing program has both prerequisite courses in English, Biology and Chemistry as well as suggested additional courses to take prior to beginning the program. Scheduling general education courses can be problematic once nursing courses begin. It is your responsibility to be aware of all prerequisites for all courses. General Education Requirements can change. Please speak with an advisor for clarification regarding prerequisites for all courses and see program application for more information.
  • All students are required to complete a Background Check(s).
  • A 10-panel urine drug screen is required 30 days before the beginning of your first clinical rotation and every Fall following a summer break. Positive results mean you cannot attend clinical per clinical agency contract. Inability to attend clinical will result in being dismissed from the course.

Note: Information is Subject to Change

Employment opportunities include:

Employment opportunities include care of patients in a variety of healthcare settings, such as:

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Home health agencies
  • Health clinics
  • Outpatient services

Projected California Employment Statistics

Registered Nurse


Median Wage with an Associate’s Degree

Projected Job Growth


Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook 2018-2028

Sally Urban

Sally Urban

"I believe that nursing is both a science and an art - and the greatest benefits to me come in the service to others - both patients and colleagues."

Contact Us

General Questions Phone : 476-4135 Email :
Admissions Phone: 476-4200 Email:
Financial Aid Phone: 476-4182 Email:
Counseling Phone: 476-4150 Email:

Contact Information

Health Occupations Home

 Jessica Howard, Dean of Nursing and Healthcare Pathways

 Cheryl Merten, Administrative Office Coordinator


 Health Occupations Office, AT-100C

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