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For prospective nurses

How do I decide that a nursing career is for me?

Male nurse in ER

These online resources provide information about the profession:

  • Choose Nursing: Information for young people regarding the nursing profession and nursing scholarships
  • Discover Nursing: Information on the nursing profession, nursing associations/organizations, nursing programs, and nursing scholarships
  • Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow: A coalition of nursing and healthcare organizations working together to conduct a communication campaign to attract people to the nursing profession

Paths in the profession

Nursing has countless career paths. Here are some areas to consider:

  • Choose the work environment that suits you best, including hospital, school, research, outpatient clinic, information technology, medical group, or home health.
  • Choose a clinical specialty that interests you most, such as operating room, labor and delivery, medical-surgical, oncology, pediatrics, critical care, or mental health.

Read the article "Men in Nursing" from our Pulse, Summer/Fall 2008 issue.

Find a local nursing school

Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing

Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing

Monterey Peninsula College

The Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing offers an associate of science degree leading to licensure as a registered nurse (RN), as well as professional and community health education courses. The program is offered in partnership with Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. Learn more about this program.

Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing Alumni Newsletter

Winter 2014 Issue 1

Hartnell College

The Nursing and Health Sciences Department at Hartnell College offers four programs: Registered nursing; vocational nursing; emergency medical technician (EMT); and certified nursing assistant (CNA).

Cabrillo College

The associate degree nursing program (ADN) at Cabrillo College is designed to prepare the student to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN).

California Accredited Nursing Schools

The California State Board of Registered Nursing web site provides a list of approved nursing schools in California offering a variety of programs.

Montage Wellness Center