California Nurses Educational Institute

Palm Springs, CA 92264
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California Nurses Educational Institute is one of the one hundred twenty-seven private, for-profit career colleges in California. The campus is located in a suburb, in Palm Springs.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 242 students attend the school. Every year 86% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students242
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
LevelLess than two year
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate73%

Nursing Programs

The California Nurses Educational Institute Licensed Vocational Nursing program trains students to assist in patient care in a range of medical settings.

The LVN can administer medication, change dressing, prepare food trays, monitor equipment, maintain patient’s charts, take vital signs amongst other duties to be performed in a healthcare environment including prep patients for surgery and assisting a surgeon in the operating room.

Previous graduates from the CNEI Vocational Nursing Program have found employment at Desert Regional Medical Center, Indio Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the California Nursing and Rehab Center.

Graduates will be eligible to apply to sit for licensing to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse.

Admission Requirements

  • All applicants must be 18 years of age or more
  • High School Diploma (or transcripts) or GED equivalency certificate

The program takes 16 months to complete. 

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 16 46
Certificate 9 48
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 71%

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Institutional Accreditations
Council on Occupational Education
09/20/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $100
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

No Info Available

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 59% of California Nurses Educational Institute's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 56% $4,219
Other Federal Grant -- --
State Grant & Scholarships -- --
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 56% $6,527
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$14,492
$30,001 to $48,000$15,621
$48,001 to $75,000$17,423
$75,001 to $110,000$19,730
Over $110,000$19,730

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
California Nurses Educational Institute
5200 E. Ramon Rd. Suite I-1
Palm Springs, CA 92264

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