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.
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. The application period for the LVN-RN Bridge is the same as the
Generic ADN program.
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 for re-application.
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.