For Future Nurses

This page links you to a variety of websites that explain, step-by-step, how to become a nurse and why nursing is an excellent career choice today. This list is being provided as a service for informational purposes only. These websites and the information they contain are neither approved nor endorsed for accuracy and currency by the Board of Registered Nursing. It is recommended that information obtained regarding education or licensure in California from these websites be verified with information from the BRN website.

  • Steps to Become a California Registered Nurse
    A step-by-step guide to becoming a nurse, provided by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Nursing Degree Guide
    A comprehensive guide to nursing degree programs, including published interviews with practicing nurses, expert articles, and accreditation information.
  • The Campaign for Nursing's Future
    Johnson & Johnson's "Campaign for Nursing's Future". Here you can get the basics on the field, find a nursing program in your area, or search through hundreds of nursing scholarships.
  • NurseZone
    Provides assistance in choosing a nursing program, securing financial assistance, getting connected with your peers and future colleagues, and much more.
  • NURSES for a Healthier Tomorrow
    Contains frequently asked questions about careers in nursing, nursing career profiles, and links to financial aid and scholarship information.
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
    AACN provides information to help prospective nursing students find programs, seek financial aid, and plan careers.
  • All Nursing Schools
    All Nursing Schools is an online guide to nursing education and careers which allows students to compare and contact schools, ask questions, and read common questions and answers.
  • National Student Nurses' Association
    Breakthrough to Nursing contains information about nursing opportunities, how to apply for nursing school, student aid, and educational pathways for nursing education.
  • Department of Health Care Access and Information
    Awards scholarships and educational loan repayment grants to nursing students and graduates who are committed to practicing in rural and urban underserved areas.
  • Best Nursing Degree offers a comprehensive, searchable directory of accredited nursing programs throughout the United States.
    Has information on nursing terminology, educational options, and career information including nursing roles and salary, specialty areas and advanced education.
  • Nursing Career Center
    A resource for nursing students and aspiring nurse professionals seeking career information, education, and job search assistance.
  • Nursing Explorer
    Provides information for students who are interested in learning more about nursing careers and the different types of nursing education paths. Also offers information on nursing entrance exams, searchable nursing scholarships database, a directory of over 6,500 nursing programs and much more.
  • Nursing School 411
    A guide to nursing school and career information.
  • Nursing Schools 4 U
    Provides reviews and information on nursing schools, advice on how to become a nurse and the education necessary to advance your nursing career.
  • Top Registered Nurse
    A non-profit enterprise that provides RN education, examination and employment information and guidance to students, teachers and professionals.
  • Guide to Advanced Practice Registered Nursing
    Features detailed articles on APRN specialties.
  • Registered Nursing
    Career and education information on registered nursing.
  • Shaping the Future of Nursing
    Information to help prospective RNs find, enroll and finance their education.
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
    Information on the demand for and careers in psychiatric mental health nursing.