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The Nursing Program offers to qualified Licensed Vocational Nurse applicants advanced placement into the second year of the program. LVNs are given an opportunity to prepare for professional nursing through the pursuit of specific knowledge and skills. Graduates from the program, in addition to receiving an Associate in Arts Degree, are eligible for the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as a registered nurse.


A&P 150, A&P 151, ENGL 100, and MICR 200 or equivalent with grades of Pass or “C” or higher.  Successful completion of READ 54, MATH 80, and ENGL 100 or equivalent with grades of Pass or “C” or higher or satisfactory completion of  the college placement test process. 

Additional courses required for admission: NRSG 26,  NRSG 215, NRSG 251, and PSYC 251 or equivalent with grades of  Pass or “C” or higher. Completion of a medication calculation examination with a score of 80% or higher.  Valid California LVN license and at least one (1) year of direct patient care experience in a skilled nursing or hospital based facility.

The number of applicants admitted to the program each semester is based on space availability.


Semester 1

NRSG 57LC Nursing Skills Lab- 1.0 unit

NRSG 230  **Psychosocial and Community Nursing- 5.0 units

NRSG 232  **Medical-Surgical Nursing 4- 5.0 units

Semester 2

NRSG 57LD Nursing Skills Lab- 1.0 unit

NRSG 240  **Medical-Surgical Nursing 5- 5.0 units

NRSG 242  **Professional Role Transition- 3.0 units



 NRSG 48T    **Elective Nursing Tutorial- 0.5 units

  NRSG 80       **Nursing Process Documentation- 1.0 unit



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