LVN students complete a Nursing Role Transition (Nurs 210) course and enter the RN program in the 3rd of four semesters. The requirements for the ADN generic program and the LVN to RN career ladder option are the same. The following courses must be completed prior to applying for admission to the program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. “In Progress” work for the prerequisites will not be considered during the selection process. 

  • English 001A - Reading & Composition
  • Chemistry 002A (preferred) - General, Organic, and Biochemistry, CHEM 022 or CHEM 001A are acceptable (no petition required)
  • Microbiology 002 - Microbiology
  • Anatomy 025 - Human Anatomy
  • Physiology 001 - Human Physiology
Additional Courses

The following courses are required for the ADN generic program and for the LVN to RN career ladder nursing program option. We strongly recommend to complete all degree requirements prior to applying to the nursing program option. Nursing students have not had success completing degree requirements during the nursing program. Students can not take the nursing licensing exam (NCLEX-RN) until all degree requirements are completed. Delaying NCLEX-RN testing significantly decreases the probability of student success and employment.

  • Psychology 001 or 024 -  (BRN requirement)
  • Humanities - See AS Degree requirements for list of options (two courses)
  • Speech 1 or 10 - Fundamentals of Speech
  • History See AS Degree requirements for list of options (two courses)
  • Political Science 001
  • Nutrition 11 - Human Nutrition
  • Statistics - STAT 050 or 018
  • Sociology 001
  • Critical Thinking - Eng 1C, Ph 25,30.33, Phy Sc 2, Sp 6, Sp12
  • Physical Education ( 2 units) - See AS Degree requirements for list of options (two courses)

During the Program

Semester I
  • Nursing 210
Semester II
  • Nursing 052S
  • Nursing 052
  • Nursing 052L
  • Nursing 042
  • Nursing 042L
Semester III
  • Nursing 053S
  • Nursing 053
  • Nursing 053L

Course Resources

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This program is designed to be completed in months.

This program will cost if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with of debt.

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This program has not passed standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department based these standards on the amounts students borrow for enrollment in this program and their reported earnings. If in the future the program does not pass the standards, students who are then enrolled may not be able to use federal student grants or loans to pay for the program, and may have to find other ways, such as private loans, to pay for the program.