LVN to RN

Associate in Science Degree: Nursing Education
Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse (Advanced Placement)

The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) LVN to RN step-up program curriculum prepares entry-level Registered Nurses (RN) as providers of care across the health/illness continuum and as members within the profession. The curriculum respects the individuality of the student and aims to provide a positive, innovative learning model that fosters the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills so that the graduate nurse is equipped to deliver care to a culturally diverse population in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduate nurses collaborate with members of the health care team, are effective communicators, are politically aware, and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning. Upon successful completion of program requirements, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Program Prerequisites

Course# Course Name Units
BIOL 205 General Microbiology
5
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy
4
BIOL 235 Human Physiology
 4

Courses Required for the Major

Course#Course Name Units
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition
3
PSYC 101 General Psychology
3
COMS 103Oral Communication or
 
COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication
3
 ANTH 103Introduction to Cultural
Anthropology or
 
 SOCO 101Principles of Sociology or 
 SOCO 110Contemporary Social Problems 3
 NRSE 235LVN to RN Transition
 2
 NRSE 240Medical/Surgical Nursing III 4.5
 NRSE 242Mental Health & Gerontological
Nursing
 4.5
 NRSE 244Medical Surgical Nursing IV 4.5
 NRSE 246Leadership in Nursing 4.5
  Total Units
42

Recommended electives: Nursing 108, 206, 241, 243, 245.

Award Notes: The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requires 6 units of Communication, verbal, written and group; satisfied by ENGL 101 and SPEE 103; and 16 units of Natural, Behavioral and Social sciences; satisfied by the BIOL 205, 230 and 235 prerequisites, PSYC 101 & ANTH 103 or SOCO 101 or 110. *It is strongly recommended that part or all of the general education requirements (including 2 Physical Education activity and American Institutions courses) be completed prior to admission to the nursing education program.

last updated: 5/14/2014