The Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse curriculum enhances and provides the student with additional theoretical and clinical skills to seek employment in hospitals, clinics, private physician offices, and skilled nursing in extended and long-term care facilities as Registered Nurses.

Emphasis is on building nursing theory and reinforcing concepts to promote, maintain, and restore health in individuals with common and complex health problems, throughout the life span. Additionally, the development and application of nursing skills and concepts utilizing the nursing process in the care of these individuals throughout the life span is further emphasized.

Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse – 30-Unit Option – Non-Degree

The Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse 30-Unit Option student will receive a Certificate of Achievement and will be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) and if successful will qualify to receive a license from the Board of Registered Nursing to practice nursing in the State of California.

A grade of C or better in all program coursework is required to meet the California Board of Registered Nursing regulations.

Program Outcomes:

1. Apply theoretical knowledge and concepts of nursing roles through foundations of nursing care, beginning nursing care, intermediate care, and advanced nursing care, ending with the program outcomes of advocate, clinician, critical thinker, leader and teacher. (Nurs 210, 052/052S/052L, 053/053S/053L.)

2. Communicate theoretical knowledge and concepts of nursing roles through foundations of nursing care, beginning nursing care, intermediate care, and advanced nursing care, ending with the program outcomes of advocate, clinician, critical thinker, leader and teacher. (All Nurs courses.)

Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse Curriculum Non-Degree, 30-unit Option

Prerequisites

  • PYSO 001
  • MICR 002

Required Courses

Transition

  • NURS 210 - Nursing Role Transition (2)

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

  • NURS 042 – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (1)
  • NURS 042L – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (1.5)

Intermediate Medical Surgical Nursing

  • NURS 052A – Intermediate Medical Surgical Nursing Care (2)
  • NURS 052L – Intermediate Medical Surgical Nursing Lab (3.5)
  • NURS 052S – Intermediate Nursing Care – Seminar (1)

Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing

  • NURS 053 – Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing (3)
  • NURS 053L – Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing-Clinical (5)
  • NURS 053S – Advanced Nursing Seminar (1)

Recommended electives:

  • ANAT 110 – Dissection Anatomy (2)
  • CHEM 002A – Chemistry-General, Organic and Biochemistry (4)
  • MA 109 – Health Information Technology (1)
  • MA 115 – Medical Terminology (3)
  • NURS 139 – Intermediate Clinical Pharmacology (2)
  • NURS 200 – Nursing Laboratory (1)
  • NURS 202 – Basic Clinical Skills (3)
  • NURS 211 – Basic Cardiac Dysrhythmias (1)
  • NURS 213 – Intravenous Therapy and Blood Withdrawal (1)

Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse – Associate Degree

Upon completion of the Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse Curriculum, the student will receive a Certificate of Achievement, an Associate in Science Degree, and will be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) and if successful will qualify to receive a license from the Board of Registered Nursing to practice nursing in the State of California.

A grade of C or better in all Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse coursework is required to meet the California Board of Registered Nursing regulations.

Program Outcomes:

1. Apply theoretical knowledge and concepts of nursing roles through foundations of nursing care, beginning nursing care, intermediate care, and advanced nursing care, ending with the program outcomes of advocate, clinician, critical thinker, leader and teacher. (Nurs 210, 052/052S/052L, 053/053S/053L.)

2. Communicate theoretical knowledge and concepts of nursing roles through intermediate care, and advanced nursing care, ending with the program outcomes of advocate, clinician, critical thinker, leader and teacher. (All Nurs courses.)

Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse Curriculum

NOTE: The following sequence must be followed:

Prerequisites:

  • ENGL 001A
  • PYSO 001
  • ANAT 025
  • MICR 002
  • MATH 402 or higher

Required Nursing Classes:

NOTE: The following sequence must be followed:

Transition

  • NURS 210 – Nursing Role Transition (2)

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

  • NURS 042 – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (1)
  • NURS 042L – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Lab (1.5)

Intermediate Medical Surgical Nursing

  • NURS 052A – Intermediate Medical Surgical Nursing (2)
  • NURS 052L – Intermediate Medical Surgical Nursing Lab (3.5)
  • NURS 052S – Intermediate Nursing Care – Seminar (1)

Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing

  • NURS 053 – Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing (3)
  • NURS 053L – Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing – Clinical (5)
  • NURS 053S – Advanced Nursing Seminar (1)

Recommended electives:

  • ANAT 110 – Dissection Anatomy (2)
  • CHEM 002A – Chemistry – General, Organic and Biochemistry (4)
  • NURS 139 – Intermediate Clinical Pharmacology (2)
  • NURS 202 – Basic Clinical Skills (3)
  • NURS 211 – Basic Cardiac Dysrhythmias (1)
  • NURS 213 – Intravenous Therapy and Blood Withdrawal (1)

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