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LVN to RN (option #2)

This one-year program is for the applicant with a valid California Vocational Nurse license. The Vocational Nurse who completes thirty additional units beyond the LVN curriculum qualifies to take the licensing examination as a Registered Nurse. This option does not lead to an Associate Nursing Degree.

The program is designed to prepare students for employment as a Registered Nurse, providing direct care to patients. The student should be aware that they may not change their status as a 30 unit option RN with the Board of Registered Nursing at any time after licensure. Individuals who become licensed as Registered Nurses using this option may not be eligible for licensure in states other than California or any advanced degrees. The program is accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Units
*BIOL 226 Human Physiology 4
*BIOL 222 5
*ADN 075 LVN Transition into the Associate Degree Nursing Program 2.5
HS 045 Math for Health Professionals (optional 1 unit)
Admission by permission of the Health Science and Nursing Division-Summer Session only.
Courses required after program admission-by permit only
Second Year-Fall Semester
*ADN 250 Advanced Pharmacology 1
*ADN 251 Nursing Process Applied to Aging, Perception, Coordination & Mobility 4.5
*ADN 252 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 3.5
Second Year-Spring Semester
*ADN 253 Nursing Process Applied to Advanced Concepts 5
*ADN 254 Leadership and Management in Nursing 4
Total Units 29.5

Major Advising Sheet: Nursing LVN to RN (Option 2) 19-20

*The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requires these courses be completed to be eligible to take the RN licensing examination. All of these courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better