An applicant who is licensed in California as a LVN is eligible to apply for licensure as a Registered Nurse if such applicant successfully completes the prescribed courses and meets all other requirements. The LVN 30 Unit Option does not lead to a degree in nursing and students are not required to complete the lower division general education pattern, pre-requisites, nursing core courses or the additional preparatory courses for the major. At the completion of this program of study, students will be eligible to take the NCLEX examination for registered nursing courses.
The LVN 30 Unit Option is available on a space available basis. Students must contact the Nursing Program prior to admission and registration for advising about course placement, the challenge exam process, and space availability. Upon completion of the program, the LVN will not receive a degree, but will be eligible to take the NCLEX Exam.
In accordance to BRN regulations this option must contain specific course work, but may not exceed 30 units. At CSUCI our required course work is complete at 25.5 units.
The required courses in the LVN 30 Unit Option are beyond the traditional first year courses. Students in this option will be exempt from the prerequisites for these nursing courses: