California Non-degree RN's

  1. Hey guys I know there are alot of us out there--anyone have any info on programs to convert a non-degree RN to either an ASN or BSN?
    Time is a huge factor. Thanks
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Are you speaking of a Diploma RN? Many of the newer programs combine the ADN with it.

    And a degree from this country, or overseas?
  4. by   suzanne4
    Moved to CA forum as it is specific to that state.
  5. by   youmakemideliverm
    California eased the nursing shortage by creating a progressive course of licensure. Nursing students enrolled in a BSN program are able to sit the NCLEX following their junior year. The problem is....if you stop school after you become an RN you cannot work in any other states. I need to finish my degree and am looking for other nurses who have found bridge programs.
  6. by   pickledpepperRN
    In California a licensed registered nurse, diploma or associate degree may earn a BSN receiving credit for the education leading to licensure.
    The Cal State system has classroom and on line programs. Some lead to a Public Health certificate.
    University of Phoenix is more costly, but students enjoy the learning and it is accredited.
    Here is a link to the programs:
    http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/rnbsnprgms.htm
  7. by   superkyx
    Quote from youmakemideliverm
    Nursing students enrolled in a BSN program are able to sit the NCLEX following their junior year.
    Is this really true? Any proof. thanks
  8. by   smk1
    Isn't there a 30 unit RN license or something in Ca? I think I read this somewhere on this board, but you can't work as an RN outside of Ca... I'll go try to dig up the thread...
  9. by   pickledpepperRN

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