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Public Safety, Health and Wellness

Registered Nursing


The Associate Degree Nursing Program is two-year, full-time program. We provide pre-licensure education that will prepare you to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

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Lori Servin, Success Center Specialist

Degree in Registered Nursing

Put Your Mind to It

Once students pass the NCLEX-RN examination, they can begin seeking careers as registered nurses in a variety of health care settings or extend their education into advanced nursing programs or medical school.

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Our program’s continued success relies entirely on our dedicated nursing faculty, who ensure excellence both in the classroom and clinical settings, and the smart, intuitive and committed students who value so highly, the role of the registered nurse and the importance of patient advocacy at every level. Nancy James, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences

Welcome to the Nursing Program

Watch our welcome video featuring Nancy James, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at Sierra College.

Multiple Tracks to Enhance Your Nursing Career

  • Our Associate Degree Nursing Program is a two year, full-time program that prepares students to take the national licensing exam to become registered nurses (RN).
  • We offer an ADN to BSN Merger Track, so you can work toward your Bachelor of Science Nursing degree at the same time as your Associate Degree.
  • Our LVN to RN Upward Mobility Program helps currently licensed vocational nurses to become registered nurses.

ACEN Accreditation Announcement

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The associate degree nursing program at Sierra College at the Rocklin campus, located in Rocklin, California, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 140
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Sierra College associate degree nursing program is initial accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program on the ACEN website.

How to Apply

Admissions Workshops and Study Groups

Learn more about how to get into our nursing program by attending a Nursing Admission Workshop. Once you’re in the nursing program, we offer Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) workshops and study groups to help you prepare for the exam.

Nursing Program Information

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    ADN to BSN Collaborative – BSN Merger

    In collaboration with California State University Sacramento (CSUS), we offer selected Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students an opportunity to pursue their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree concurrently during the ADN program.
    ADN to BSN Collaborative – BSN Merger
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    LVN to RN Upward Mobility Program

    The LVN to RN Upward Mobility Program is a one or one and a half-year, full-time program for currently licensed vocational nurses to become registered nurses.
    LVN to RN Upward Mobility Program

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