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LVN/Paramedic to RN Career Mobility

LVN/Paramedic to RN Career Mobility (Graduate Status) - ADN : The LVN to RN Career Mobility (Graduate Status) ADN program is a 3-semester Career Mobility program to assist the Licensed Vocational Nurse or Paramedic in becoming a Registered Nurse. Program content includes nursing courses and additional coursework in physiology, IV pharmacology skills, chemistry, microbiology, communication skills, social and behavioral sciences, and AS degree requirements.

LVN to RN 30 Unit Option : The LVN to RN 30 Unit Option program is a 3-semester program to assist the Licensed Vocational Nurse in becoming a Registered Nurse. This option is legal only in the state of California, only, with no reciprocity in other states within the U.S. Program content includes mental health and psychiatric nursing, advanced medical-surgical nursing, geriatric nursing, principles and practices of IV therapy, management of patient care and leadership skills, and bioethics.

***All Information is Subject to Change

Important Notice!!

The required Science prerequisites are changing beginning with the Spring 2018 application period.  At that time, BIO 8 will no longer substitute for BIO 6, which means you will need BIO 2, 6 and 7 to apply to the LVN/Paramedic - RN program.  You will need to have all three courses completed by the end of Fall 2017 in order to apply to the program in Spring of 2018. However, for licensed LVN's only, BIO 8 (which is a required content in LVN programs) will substitute for BIO 1, which is a prerequisite for BIO 2, 6 & 7. In other words, LVN licensure + BIO 8 = BIO 1.

Please note the following:

  • LVNs who possess a valid California LVN license and Paramedics who possess national registration are eligible to participate in the program. It is highly recommended that the applicant complete one full year’s experience as an LVN or a Paramedic prior to applying for the Career Mobility Program.
  • Limited space is available each year.
  • Following the application period, all qualified applications will be ranked for admission by lottery
  • LVN to RN 30-Unit Option applicants must meet with the Director of Nursing of Health Occupations prior to the application period to obtain an application.