Prerequisites

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 program 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
  • Statistics 050 - Elementary Statistics
  • 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. We strongly recommend to complete all these courses prior to entering the nursing program.

  • Psychology 024- Lifespan (birth to death); 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
  • Chemistry 02A - General, Organic, and Biochemistry
  • 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

Use the resources below to see full course descriptions and check on the availability of courses in a given semester.