Academic Spotlight: Nursing

PUC has many programs to prepare students for successful careers in a variety of professional settings. The most popular is nursing, which is known for producing competent, caring, and experienced graduates. From day one, students receive hands-on training and gain significant real-world experience while being mentored by highly qualified and caring professors who will help prepare them for a life of service.

Programs offered:

  • A.S., B.S.N. in Nursing (2-step program)
  • B.S.N. in Nursing (for registered nurses only)

A Student’s Perspective

“I really appreciate how much the PUC department of nursing is there for the students. They give us many resources to help us along our journey as they know it is a difficult one. Once I was accepted they helped me work through everything and made sure I was ready to begin my nursing career with confidence. If I ever have questions or concerns they always have someone readily available to help.” — McKenna F., sophomore

You can also read the blog posts linked below from Rachel D., who graduated from the program and wrote several posts about her experience from start to finish.

My Journey Through PUC’s Nursing Program, Part 1

My Journey Through PUC’s Nursing Program, Part 2

My Journey Through PUC’s Nursing Program, Part 3

Fast Facts

  1. Fully Accredited The A.S. degree nursing program is approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing, and both the A.S. and B.S.N. degree nursing programs at PUC are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
  2. Local Facilities PUC nursing students have access to leading hospitals in the area, with clinical experiences at facilities located in Napa, Solano, Sonoma, and Lake counties, which helps expand their connections. Many graduates continue on to work at these facilities upon completing their program.
  3. High Pass Rates The nursing program does an excellent job of preparing graduates to take the registered nurse licensing exam (NCLEX). Last year, the average pass rate for PUC nursing graduates was 95%.
  4. Job Growth Nursing is a rapidly growing field! About a 15 percent growth is expected for registered nursing positions between now and 2026 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is significantly higher compared to other occupations. Approximately 438,100 new jobs are anticipated during this time period.

Learn more about the department of nursing at Our team of admissions counselors can answer any questions you have about PUC’s nursing programs, or the other majors the college offers. Call (800) 862-7080, option 2 or email to get connected with a counselor now and start learning about all the options available to you!

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