Health Science & Nursing Division
Non-Graduate, 30 Unit Option for LVN to RN
The 30-unit option (Non-Graduate) program is a three-semester program for the applicant with a valid California Vocational Nurse license, who wishes to quickly meet the requirements to take the NCLEX-RN examination as a non-graduate.
The program is designed to prepare students for employment as a Registered Nurse, providing direct care to patients. The LVN choosing this option 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 RN licensure. Individuals who become licensed as Registered Nurses using this option may not be eligible for licensure in states other than California, and may have difficulty applying to a college/university for an advanced degree. This status will not restrict the practice of a Registered Nurse within California. The program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. See the Dean of Health Science and Nursing for further details.
Applicants who are interested in the Nursing Programs should attend a Nursing Information Session to discuss prerequisites, general education requirements, assessment tests, and the application/selection process. Applicants may also make an appointment with the Counseling Department at 562-908-3410 to discuss individual situations.
Non-Graduate, 30 Unit Option for LVN-RN Application Information
There is one application filing period each year:
September 1 – September 17, 2021, Spring 2022 Start
(Due to COVID-19, we will not be accepting applications in person. You are to submit your application to the Health Science and Nursing office via mail.)
Applicants can prepare for the filing period by following the steps below.