Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about the differences between an LPN school and a BSN school, as well as other FAQs from prospective students here at our Arizona College of Nursing – Ontario campus.
LPN School vs BSN School: What is the difference?
It is important to understand the differences between an LPN school and a BSN school. These factors can impact your nursing career path and your educational roadmap. Our campus leaders and experienced professionals are here to help you every step of your journey. CLICK HERE to read our latest blog article detailing the differences between an LPN school and a BSN school.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
To pursue nursing in California, aspiring RNs must earn an accredited degree and pass the NCLEX Exam. The California Board of Registered Nursing only considers candidates with accredited degrees like an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN).
Updated 2022. Source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/localwages/29-1141.00?st=CA
Updated 2022. Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm#tab-3
We make it easy to apply for transfer credit. You’ll need to request two things from your previous institution(s):
- An official transcript
- A copy of the course catalog
Read more about Arizona College’s transfer requirements.
Arizona College accepts numerous types of financial aid. Students may be eligible for a wide variety of options, including but not limited to:
- Federal student loans (payments can begin after you’re done with school)
- Federal PELL and SEOG grants (do not have to be repaid)
- State-based grant programs (do not have to be repaid)
- Work-study (on-campus employment)
- Private educational loans
- Military veteran educational benefits (available at some campuses)
Read more about financial aid at Arizona College.
Yes. While every student’s schedule may vary due to prior academic experience, you’ll start your BSN degree program with evening general education courses. In addition, some general education courses are offered in a convenient on-campus/online hybrid format.
We offer general education courses in the evening because we know students are busy and often can’t immediately change their entire schedule when starting Nursing school.
Once you begin your Core Nursing courses, your schedule will shift to daytime classes.
As of 2021, there were 30,570 RNs employed in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area.
RN employment in California is projected to grow by 17% from 2018 to 2028.
RN employment in the United States is projected to grow 9% from 2020 to 2030, creating 276,800 new nursing jobs.
There are various types of nursing degrees available in California. All potential nursing students must successfully complete a state-approved nursing program. Tuition fees for a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) range anywhere from $40,000 to over $100,000.
Additional Fees in California:
- $300 Application Fee by Examination – California Graduate
- $350 Application Fee by Examination – Out of State Graduate
In CA, you may take the NCLEX Exam every 45 days. Please keep in mind you must again pay Pearson and the California Board.