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. 

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 be invited to take the HESI. 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 a 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.  

For Application click RN program then Application

Note: A background check and health requirement verification must be completed prior to enrollment in the program. Our Nursing program may deny applicants based on convictions. California may deny a Registered Nurse license to an applicant based on a conviction or legal action substantially related to the nursing practice.