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College of Marin’s Registered Nursing program prepares you for entry into the nursing profession and serves as a foundation for advanced nursing studies.

The program’s core concepts emphasize the competencies that RNs are expected to demonstrate in practice:  patient-centered care, clinical judgment/evidenced-based practice, teamwork and collaboration, safety, informatics, and professionalism.

The program’s integrated processes include: nursing process, health promotion, caring, teaching, pharmacological therapies, cultural diversity, nutrition and leadership. Graduates are prepared for entry-level practice in a variety of healthcare settings.



Registered Nursing Program – What does COM Offer?

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Registered Nursing Associates Degree (70.5 units)

Time to Completion (minimum):4 semesters
Estimated Tuition & Fees*:$3105.00
Estimated Books & Supplies*:$4255.00
Required Nursing Courses (45.5 units)
Class CodeNameCompletedUnits
NE 288APharmacology II1.0
NE 180Fundamentals of Nursing3.0
NE 180LFundamentals of Nursing Clinical Lab3.0
NE 181Clinical Application Laboratory I0.5
NE 182Clinical Application Laboratory II0.5
NE 185Medical-Surgical Nursing I3.0
NE 185LMedical-Surgical Nursing I Clinical Lab2.0
NE 188Pharmacology I1.0
NE 280Medical-Surgical Nursing II2.0
NE 280LMedical-Surgical Nursing II Clinical Lab3.0
NE 281Clinical Application Laboratory III0.5
NE 283AMaternal Child Nursing A2.0
NE 283ALMaternal Child Nursing A Clinical Lab2.0
NE 283BMaternal Child Nursing B2.0
NE 283BLMaternal Child Nursing B Clinical Lab1.0
NE 284Mental Health Nursing and Care of the Older Adult2.0
NE 284LMental Health Nursing and Care of the Older Adult Clinical 2.0
NE 285Medical Surgical III2.0
NE 285LMedical Surgical III Clinical Laboratory 2.5
NE 286Professional Role Development1.0
NE 286LProfessional Role Development2.5
GERequired Corequisites/General Education25.0
See a counselor to discuss and set your educational plan for nursing courses and General Education corequisites. Visit for more information.
* These expenses may not reflect your actual cost to attend College of Marin.
Tuition cost is for in-state tuition, which is currently $46/unit plus additional fees. For out-of-state tuition, see
-For information about opportunities for financial aid, please visit
or financial aid and enrollment questions, contact Enrollment Services at (415) 457-8811 Ext. 8822 or
Some classes may have prerequisites. Please meet with a College of Marin Counselor to plan your education path and determine which classes are necessary for you.

Career Outlook

What work can I get and how much can I earn?

Registered nurses are in high demand all across the country. Nursing skills are in far greater demand as a result of the new federal health care legislation.

JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse

  • Annual Earnings: $80,510 to $169,200
  • What They Do: Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. RNs Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. They may advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration is required.
To explore these professions in more detail or find out about other growing professions, visit
Salary ranges reflect 10% to 90% of annual earnings per data sourced from Economic Modeling Specialists International (; data includes the North Bay Region (Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma) and San Francisco County.

Key Contacts

Who do I contact if I have questions?

PLAN: Call the Counseling Office at (415) 485-9432

OTHER QUESTIONS: Call COM's Career Programs Dept at (415) 457-8811 x8200


Health – Registered Nursing Program
Tessa Loegering
Administrative Assistant III
(415) 485-9319

Why Choose College of Marin for Registered Nursing?

  • You can complete your Associate and Bachelor Degrees at the same time – your Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). COM offers these concurrent options together with Sonoma State University and Phoenix University.
  • COM has wide opportunities for multiple clinical sites throughout rotations resulting in extremely diverse clinical experience: CPMC, CHO (Childrens Hospital of Oakland), Zuckerberg General Hospital (SFZGH), Marin General, Kentfield Rehab, Kaiser Permanente, Aurora Behavioral, and John Muir Hospital.
  • 89% of students are hired within 9 months of graduating.
  • COM has a great relation with many Bay Area hospitals, including: Kaiser Permanente, CPMC St Luke’s, Marin General Hospital, Kaiser facilities, Kentfield Rehab, John Muir Hospital, Aurora Behavioral, Zuckerberg General Hospital, and Children’s Hospital Oakland.
  • You’ll find amazing instructors; professors have real-world experience.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What else should I know?

How long does it take to earn the Associate Degree?

Completing the Associate Degree in Nursing takes 2 years — this program is proscribed (i.e. no flexibility).

What is the schedule like for earning my degree in nursing?

Clinical placements require day and evening scheduling Monday through Sunday. Because the clinical rotations are scheduled on both days and evenings, it is strongly recommended that all course requirements for registered nursing licensure and the Associate of Science degree be taken prior to entry into the program.

How do I get started?

To get started, you need to enroll at College of Marin and should meet with a career counselor (who can help you with planning your education, direct you to financial alternatives, and more!)

PLEASE NOTE: This program is subject to change! For the most up-to-date information and to plan an individualized education plan, please see a College of Marin Counselor.
This program is eligible for financial assistance under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). For information about opportunities for financial aid, please contact Enrollment Services at (415) 457-8811 Ext. 8822 or
Gainful Employment - For more information about College of Marin graduation and completion rates, the median debt of students who have completed our programs, and other important gainful employment information, please visit