The nursing program at American River College is impacted
There are more students who apply than can be accepted into the program. All applicants with 70 points or more are put into the selection pool (see Prescreening Criteria Form for details). If an applicant is not chosen, the student may reapply the next year.
Startup program costs are approximately $6,500. The student is responsible for providing uniforms, laboratory fees, malpractice insurance, necessary equipment, and transportation to off-campus laboratory locations. Nursing program students should expect fees of approximately $575.00 to take the R.N. licensure exam. All costs/fees are subject to change.
You can start by asking yourself the following questions:
- Why do you want to be a nurse?
- Have you ever worked in a hospital setting and observed the role of registered nurses?
- Would you be willing to take on that role and its significant responsibilities?
If you don’t know the answers to these questions, it is important that you seek the answers to determine if a nursing career is for you. Students are encouraged to attend the ARC Nursing Information Session offered multiple times throughout the academic year (see nursing website for details). Many students also find it valuable to interview a working nurse and ask the following questions. If you had to do it over again, would you choose nursing as a career? What do you like best about nursing? What do you like least about nursing? Answers to these questions will give you a sense of whether nursing is a long-term career fit.
Best wishes and good luck in your career selection, ARC Nursing Department.
What does it mean to be a Nurse?
What can you do to prepare for Nursing school? Learn more about the multi-criteria selection process and how to maximize your points. Students do not need to register, just show up. Nursing Information Sessions