LVN to RN Bridge Program
The Nursing Department offers an LVN/RN Bridge program whereby Licensed Vocational Nurses can become Registered Nurses via the completion of the required prerequisites and nursing coursework. The program is fully accredited by the California State Board of Registered Nursing.
Students may elect to either apply for the LVN/RN Bridge Program or the Generic ADN Program. In order to apply for the LVN/RN Bridge Program, students must have all prerequisites completed or be in progress with their last set of prerequisites. Sociology 100 or Anthropology 102, Communication Studies 100 or 111 and the required Humanities are not required to be completed at time of application for the Bridge Program. However, it is preferred that all required courses are completed at time of application. Additionally, note that LVN/RN Bridge students are admitted once per year in the spring semester. LVN/RN Bridge students will be given a challenge exam and may be placed in either Semester 1, 2 or 3 dependent on their challenge exam results.
If a student elects to apply via the point system, they must have all prerequisites completed inclusive of all required general education and science prerequisites and have taken the HESI. The student will also be required to complete the full 2-year Generic ADN program. If a student applies on the point system and is not admitted, they will remain on the LVN/RN Bridge waitlist as long as they have applied for the bridge and follows the reactivation procedure.
Note: A background check and health requirement verification must be completed prior to enrollment in the program. California may deny a Registered Nurse license to an applicant based on a conviction or legal action substantially related to the nursing practice.