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

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 9 to February 3, 2023.
  • Results will be given by February 27, 2023.
  • Deadline for response: by February 28, 2023.
  • Program start: Fall 2023