Advanced Placement LVN to RN Program

Accepted LVN/RN Bridge students will be given a challenge exam and may be placed in first, second, or third semester depending on their challenge exam results.

The application period for the LVN-RN Bridge is the same as the General ADN program. See Application Page for more information. LVN-RN Bridge students will be required to apply on the same point system as the General ADN students. However, LVN-RN Bridge applicants will not be competing with General ADN applicants. They will be considered for admission using a separate pool inclusive of only LVN-RN Bridge applicants. All prerequisites must be completed with grades posted at time of application (See Prerequisites Page). In addition to completing prerequisites and having an active license that is in good standing, LVNs need to meet and submit the following: 

  1. Eligible bridge students must have 1 year of full-time or 2 years of part-time LVN work experience
  2. Submit a detailed resume
  3. Letter Verifying employment from employer with signature (Sample)

LVN-RN Bridge Program applicants will be required to take the ATI TEAS, by invitation only. 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.

Launch/Providence Apprenticeship

This option is available to Launch/Providence Apprenticeship program participants. Applicants will not be evaluated using the multi-criteria point system. These applicants will still be required to complete all program prerequisites and application steps.

30 Unit Option

The LVN 30 Unit Option prepares students to take the NCLEX-RN examination, but does not award an Associate of Science (AS) degree. Individuals who become licensed as Registered Nurses using this option may not be eligible for licensure in states other than California. They may have difficulty applying to a college/university for an advanced degree. Licensed Vocational Nurses seeking the 30 Unit Option must make an appointment with Associate Dean of Health Science/Director of Nursing to discuss the courses and pathway required.


Note: As of Spring 2022, the nursing program is requiring all entering students to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19

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.