Registered Nursing

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Who inspires me to be a nurse? Every nurse who doesn’t turn their back on nursing students, or graduate nurses, every nurse who acknowledges it’s okay and simply human to make foolish mistakes, every nurse who takes a moment of their time to help when you’re scared, and every nurse who remembers what it’s like to be a beginner.

– Anonymous Nurse

The Registered Nursing Program will prepare you to become a Registered Nurse. Our program offers instruction in the classroom, along with clinical experience in hospitals and other health care and community agencies.

Upon completion of the program you will be eligible to take the California RN Licensure Exam, NCLEX.

Students dressed in nursing attire attending to a patient

Required Health Insurance

Incoming Registered Nursing Students: Recent changes in health care have caused clinical facilities to mandate that all nursing students carry health insurance. All nursing students must have documentation of health insurance to be allowed to provide patient care in the clinical areas. This required health insurance differs from the mandatory health fee collected from each enrolled Cypress College student.

For students who do not have health insurance, this process needs to be started through Covered California as soon as possible since the process may take several months.

What You’ll Study
  • Nursing Transitions
  • Strategies-Success in Nursing
  • Nursing Independent Study
  • Basic Health Assessment
  • Intro to ECG Interpretation
  • Pain Management for Nurses
  • Orthopaedic Patient Care
  • Nursing Concepts
  • Pharmacology in Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Medical-Surgical/Gero Nursing
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Maternal/Newborn Nursing
  • RN Practicum and Career Development
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Child/Family Nursing

Visit our catalog for more information about the degrees and certificates, courses, and program learning outcomes for students majoring in Registered Nursing.

Careers & Salary


  • Registered Nurse


  • Low: $64k
  • Average: $100k
  • High: $151k

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What Students Say

“I am most proud of my class for becoming registered nurses.”

Musab Awad

Adjunct Faculty
  • Victoria Abatay
  • Robert Cadena
  • Michelle Cavalieri
  • Mandy Chau
  • Paulette Evanuska
  • Anne Herzog
  • Katherine Kong
  • Toni McCain
  • Jennifer Rivera
  • Maria Soto
  • Michelle Vargas
Registered Nursing Department

Location: Tech Ed III, Room 20
T: (714) 484-7283
Director of Nursing: Colleen Peralta,

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