LVN to RN (Career Ladder) Nursing Program
Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse

The LVN to RN (Career Ladder) program is for a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) who wishes to become a Registered Nurse (RN). The program will prepare you with the additional theoretical and clinical skills to qualify you for an Associate Degree in Nursing and allow you to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure to work as a Registered Nurse.

  • Program Length:

    Three Semesters

  • Program Completion:

    Associate Degree in Nursing with a Certificate of Achievement in Registered Nursing and eligibility for the National Council Licensing Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

  • Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).

Students get practical training during a nursing class.About the Career Ladder Program

The LVN to RN (Career Ladder) Program is a three-semester program that provides students who are Licensed Vocational Nurses with the additional coursework to become a qualified Registered Nurse. The program places emphasis 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. Learn More

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Applications are accepted from January 22 to February 28 for summer admission and October 1 to October 22 for winter admission.

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