Cypress College Nursing Program Review

Cypress College started offering courses in 1966. It currently has 280 bachelor-degree programs, 141 career-certificate programs and 51 associate degree programs. The 44,000 square feet campus is home of state-of-the-art facilities that modernize the teaching and learning process.

Students can choose from a wide range of options to get active on campus and enjoy their experience at Cypress College. Among the vast list of courses is its nursing program which consists of the following courses:

Career Mobility LVN to RN and PT to RN

This is the Registered Nursing Program for Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) and Licensed Psychiatric Technicians (PT/LPT).

LVNs and PTs that are interested in becoming registered nurses can consider this program. At the end of the program they are eligible to take the Registered Nursing State Board Licensing Examination provided there are no pending restrictions. They will also be awarded an Associate Degree in Nursing. The program is approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Registered Nursing

This is a four semester course with one summer program. Applicants must complete all pre-requisite courses at the university or demonstrate course equivalence if they are transfer students. At the end of the program, graduates are awarded an Associate Degree in Nursing and can enter more advanced studies at universities. The College works with other universities in California, so that students are able to get their credits transferred as quickly as possible due the agreement established between the schools. Successful completion of the program also makes graduates eligible to sit the Registered Nursing State Licensing Examination. If they pass they are able to work in many health care settings that include, but are not limited to: hospices, clinics, home care agencies and hospitals.


There are four types of scholarships offered at Cypress College. These include: merit based scholarships, merit plus need scholarships, private scholarships and institutional scholarships.

The school also offers various grants that are dependent on different factors to be awarded to needy students. The grants present at the school are: Federal Pell Grant Program, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (SEOG). There are also grants offered by the state of California and these are: Cal Grant A, Cal Grant B and Cal Grant C.

There are also loan options, but these have stringent rules that apply to be approved. In light of the financial crisis and frequency of defaults, Cypress College strongly discourages students from getting a loan.

Other types of financial aid include: Board of Governors (BOG) Enrollment Fee Waivers and Federal Work-Study (FWS) fund.

Nursing Organizations at Cypress College

National Student Nurses Association

The National Student Nurses Association is open to both nursing and non-nursing students. The association is aimed as registered nurses and provides the necessary guidance and resources for professional ascension and personal development.

There is also the Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association which was established in 1969.Nursing students that are not able to get a scholarship, grant or loan can consider applying to the foundation. It operates solely on a charitable and educational basis.

Cypress College
200 Valley View Street
Cypress, CA 90630

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