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.
All prerequisite courses must be completed before submitting application with grades
posted at time of application.
LVN-RN Bridge students will be required to apply on the same point system as the Generic
ADN students. Therefore, all prerequisites must be completed with grades posted at
time of application. Once applications are submitted and reviewed by the nursing
department, eligible students will then be invited to take the HESI Exam. The application
period for the LVN-RN Bridge is the same as the Generic ADN program.
Please note that students will no longer be admitted to a waitlist. LVN-RN Bridge
program will be required to apply via the point system. Applications to the Bridge
program will either be immediately accepted or denied. Accepted 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. Students are welcome to reapply if their application
is denied and they are recommended to meet with our nursing counselor to discuss recommendations
Students applying on the point system for the LVN-RN Bridge program will not be competing
with the Generic ADN applicants. Instead, they will be considered for admission using
a separate pool inclusive of only LVN-RN Bridge students.
Students may elect to either apply for the LVN/RN Bridge Program or the Generic ADN
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.