Rural California Nursing Preceptorships

Applications & Information

Thank you for your interest in the Rural California Nursing Preceptorship (RCNP) Program.  We suggest you begin by reading the brief Program Overview that we have provided to better acquaint you with the program. 

Program Overview (PDF)

Application Content

The following items comprise your completed application. Please follow the specific instructions given for each item.

Submitting Your Application

We will be offering a Summer 2022 RCNP session! Senior nursing students, including those who are graduating in May, and licensed RNs are eligible to apply. Due to the late timeframe, we will be reviewing applications weekly starting on April 15. Top-rated applications will be accepted quickly as positions allow, and we will begin the placement process. Lower-ranking applications that remain eligible will be held until the official application deadline of May 20. Applications received after May 20 will not be accepted.

All application materials must be submitted by email. Assessments should be sent directly to

Mailing Address:
California State University, Chico
Attn: RCNP Program 
400 West First Street 
Chico, CA 95929-301 

Priority Applicants
Applicants are selected based on: 1) strength of recommendations, and 2) quality of completed application. One half of all placements are reserved for current CSU, Chico, Butte, Shasta, and Simpson University nursing students, however these students are still subject to the requirements and deadlines outlined above. The remaining slots are filled with students attending other colleges and universities, RN Refresher students and RN graduates.

CSU, Chico Refresher Students  
Refresher students may apply while concurrently participating in a refresher program; however, they must be "refresher course completed" before they are able to participate in an RCNP clinical placement.