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


The LVN to RN (Career Ladder) option 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 Option

The LVN to RN (Career Ladder) Option is a three-semester option 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 May 1 to May 15 (closed for the 2021 cycle) for Fall admission to the program and September 1 to September 15 for Spring admission to the program.

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