College of the Redwoods
College of the Redwoods is one of the one hundred three public 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in a rural area, in Eureka.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,399 students attend the school. Every year 20% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
College of the Redwoods's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,143, and fees were $39. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,783 and $39 respectively.
|Campus LocaleFringe Rural|
|Number of Students4,399|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
The College of the Redwoods' Licensed Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician.
The program is three-semesters long allowing students to qualify for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-PN) for licensing as a vocational nurse. Graduates are eligible to qualify for a Certificate of Completion as LVN and or an Associate Science for LVN.
The student nurse will be evaluated on the basis of theoretical knowledge, skills and application of proficiency in clinical and laboratory settings.
Students are required to maintain a minimum ‘C’ grade in all nursing courses as well as a cumulative 2.0 GPA for all General Education requirements for the Associate Degree program
- Current enrollment form
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent certificate
- Successful completion of pre-requisite courses (with a ‘C’ course or higher from an accredited college or universities)
- Current California Nurse Assistant or Home Health Aid Certification
Admission selection will be based on a random lottery basis for all qualified applicants.
All successful; students will be required to submit to a criminal background check. If the student’s background check is not satisfactory health care facilities may refuse to give students access to patients or records in which case the program will not be able to provide alternate experiences.
The nursing program is a demanding program and students will find it difficult to manage more than part time employment. Clinical scheduling and lectures will not be altered due to outside work commitments.
All successful applicants will need to show proof of tetanus, varicella and rubella needs to be documented on the immunizations records of students. Hepatitis B.vaccine series and tuberculosis testing is recommended.
A current active CPR certification from the American Heart Association and American Red Cross will need to be maintained throughout the course of enrollment.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||10||24|
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges|
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Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$46/credit|
|In State Students||$46/credit|
|Out of State Students||$235/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 83% of College of the Redwoods's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||7%||$984|
|State Grant & Scholarships||74%||$1,729|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||10%||$1,527|
|Federal Student Loans||8%||$4,862|
$7,087Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$5,699|
|$30,001 to $48,000$10,002|
|$48,001 to $75,000$5,355|
|$75,001 to $110,000--|
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- California State PTA Continuing Education Scholarship for School Nurses
- FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships
- Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing Scholarships
- Associate Degree Nursing Scholarship Program
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scholarship Program
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.