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Admission Criteria

The application window for the Vocational Nursing Program was open from January 1 – March 31, 2024. For more information, please email

The application period for the Vocational Nursing (VN) Program is now open! The next nursing student cohort will begin in the Fall 2024 semester

The current pre-requisites for admission to FRC's nursing program include the courses below. Note that these courses need to have a grade of "C" or better and must have been completed within the last five years (at the time of application).

  • BIOL 110: Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 112: Human Physiology
  • HES 170: Introduction to Nutrition
  • NURS 100: Nurse's Aide - documentation showing completion of this requirement may be demonstrated by:
    • Submitting a copy of a current CNA license, OR
    • Submitting proof of course completion (official college transcript, or final certificate from the training facility)
  • NURS 111: Dosage Calculations for Healthcare Providers
  • NURS 118: Medical Terminology - not required, but highly recommended

Application Requirements

The Vocational Nursing Program application includes the following items:

  1. General Information: This includes your contact information, email address, and FRC 900#. 
  2. Resume: Submit a resume showing your work and volunteer experience, and any other relevant information (current certifications, other registrations or trainings). 
  3. Pre-Requisites: For each pre-requisite course, list where you took the course and the date it was completed. If any courses are planned or in progress, specify when they will be/are being taken and at which institution.
  4. Official Transcripts: Your high school AND all college transcripts need to be sent directly to Feather River College Admissions & Records Office at 570 Golden Eagle Ave, Quincy, CA 95971. These transcripts must be official. 
  5. Personal Qualifications Statement: Write a brief essay addressing these questions: (1) Describe your interests and goals in healthcare. Why is this program for you? and (2) Describe how your experiences and/or achievements have prepared you for nursing school. Include what you feel are necessary qualities for a successful nurse, and demonstrate how you possess those qualities.

NOTE: The essay must be no more than two pages of 12-point font, double-spaced.

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