Future Nurses Program

The Future Nurses program serves a cohort of 20 students every year and is a collaborative effort between Fresno City College (FCC) and Fresno and Valley Regional Occupation Programs (ROP). High school students who are interested in the Future Nurses Program must take and pass the Certified Nursing Assisting (CNA) Licensure exam. The program provides opportunities for high school students and individuals with a CNA license who have not yet begun the prerequisites for the Registered Nursing program. Once accepted into the Future Nurses program, students will receive guidance in completing their prerequisite courses and general education requirements using a selected guided pathway approach.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Academic support, guidance, and mentorship
  • Priority registration and special skills courses
  • Acceptance into FCC's RN program upon completion of program requirements and availability

Online orientation is mandatory for interested students as we discuss the components, qualifications, and requirements of the program.

Online orientations will be given for the Future Nurses program in January 2021 via zoom on:

*Password 2021

Program available to students who have not started the Registered Nursing Program prerequisites.

Applicants must have a high school diploma/GED, specific levels of high school math/science with lab components, and a CNA license to qualify to apply for the program. Students who are in the process of obtaining their CNA license should meet with the Future Nurses Counselor for more information.

Applications will only be sent out to students who attend a Future Nurses Online Orientation. 

Dates and Deadlines to remember:

  • Application period: January 25 to February 5, 2021.
  • Results will be given (via email): by February 12, 2021.
  • Deadline for response: by February 22, 2021.
  • Program start: summer 2021