LVN to RN 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.

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 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 Program.  

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.