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Employment Forecast

The University of California, San Francisco Center for California Work Force Studies, indicate a critical nursing shortage is emerging in California. This study completed June 2005 estimates that 99, 945 – 122,223 additional Registered Nurses will be needed by 2030.

Career Options

Registered Nurse: Acute Care Hospitals, Extended Care Facilities, Clinics Rehabilitation Hospitals, Home Health Care, Doctor's Offices

Salary: Depends on experience, Additional degrees, Area of country. Starting salary in Marin County $62,400 - $85,000

Facility Starting Salary Top Salary
Hospitals $85,000 $100,00 +
Extended Care Facilities $62,400 $87,360


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Enrollment Requirements

  • Completion of Prerequisites
  • A grade of "C" or better in all coursework required for licensure
  • Volunteer work in a health related field
  • Acceptance at College of Marin
  • Separate Application to the Program
  • A score of 72% or higher on eligibility formula
  • A score of 62 on the ATI TEAS Test Version V
  • Acceptance into the Registered Nursing Program

Length of Program: 4 semesters + completion of prerequisite courses

Cost of Program: Costs of program include books, syllabi, uniforms, immunizations, equipment, travel expenses $5026.00

Tuition: $46.00 per unit (California Residents)

Program Options

  • Associate of Science Degree
  • Eligibility to sit for RN-NCLEX® examination
  • 30 unit option
  • Transfer - Challenge

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Registered Nursing web page
Technical Contact: Angela Olmanson, Administrative Assistant to Dean of Health Sciences, 415.485.9319
Content Responsible:
Marshall Alameida, Dean of Health Sciences