2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Oct 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to Registered Nurse (RN) Advanced Placement Option


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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to Registered Nurse (RN) Advanced Placement Option

The Nursing program is designed so that Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) can enter as advanced placement students and continue their education so that upon graduation they are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Procedures for applying to the Nursing Program and application packets are available in the Health Sciences and Human Services division office and on the Nursing website. Prospective nursing students are encouraged to attend an LVN to RN Information Session.


LVN to RN students are admitted from a wait list on a space-available basis. To be placed on the wait list requires:

  1. Proof of satisfactory completion of an accredited Vocational Nursing (VN) program or a current California VN license.
  2. Completion of all the core science courses: BIO 11*, 12*, 15*, and ENG 1A* or equivalent, with a grade of “C” or better.
  3. Completion of N 162* (lecture), N 162* (lab), and N 164* with a grade of “C” or better within a maximum of 3 semesters of program entry.
  4. Completion of matriculation testing.
  5. Attendance at “LVN to RN” guidance session.
  6. Overall GPA of 2.5 in science prerequisite courses.
  7. Application submitted with Director/Assistant Director of Nursing.
  8. Completion of standardized Pre Admission test validated by CCCCO at or above designated cut scores.
  9. Proof of completion of a minimum of one (1) year of direct patient care.
  10. Consideration will be given to each applicant’s prior education in determining placement into the program. All classes are challengeable. Every required prerequisite and core class must be completed with a “C” or better. Students admitted under the Advanced Placement Option are eligible for either the Registered Nurse Certificate and/or Associate in Science Degree upon completion of program requirements.

Military Personnel Challenge /Advanced Placement
Students with previous nursing education and experience, including relevant military health care education and experience are eligible to petition for advanced placement in the ADN program. See Nursing Program Website for specific policies and procedures.

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