LVN to RN Bridge Program
The Nursing Department offers a program to assist Licensed Vocational Nurses become Registered Nurses. Students earn an Associate of Science degree with a major in nursing. The program is fully accredited by the California State Board of Registered Nursing.
Students may choose to take the regular RN program (see RN information section) or the LVN to RN Degree program Students must complete prerequisites, apply, and be accepted into the LVN to RN Degree Program. Students are admitted once a year in the spring semester beginning in February. Submit application (see below) and required documents listed on application form by December 1. All prerequisites must be completed or in-progress when the application is submitted. A schedule of Information Meetings is available at the Health Science Division office, HLS 101, or on-line.
Note: A background check and health requirements must be completed before enrollment in the program. California may deny Registered Nurse license to an applicant based on a conviction or legal action substantially related to nursing practice.