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  • Next application period will be March 1-31, 2018.
  • Applicants open to apply if all criteria is met, including completion of the TEAS. Applications accepted if enrolled in last Science prerequisite.

IVC offers California LVNs three opportunities to obtain the RN License. Applicants should meet with the IVC Nursing Program Counselor to begin their education plan toward their option of interest.

  • Track I Associate Degree
  • Track II 30-Unit Option
  • Generic RN Program

Track I Associate Degree

Completion of the following criteria is required to apply – refer to the College catalog to make sure of prerequisites and course descriptions for BIOL courses.

  • Sciences – 2.5 or higher GPA
    • BIOL 220 General Microbiology,
    • BIOL 200 or BIOL 204 Human Anatomy, and
    • BIOL 202 or BIOL 206 Human Physiology
  • General Education 'Fixed Set' – 2.5 or higher GPA
    • PSY 204 Developmental Psychology,
    • ENG 110 Composition & Reading,
    • MATH 091 Intermediate Algebra or higher level Math course,
    • SOC 101 Introductory Sociology or ANTH 102 Cultural Anthropology, and
    • COMM 100 Oral Communication
  • Recommended courses:
    • READ 111 Analytical & Critical Reading
    • ENG 201 Advanced Composition
    • MATH 110 or higher level MATH Course
    • NURS 100 Medication Mathematics
  • ATI TEAS Pre-entrance Test with a 62% or higher score – Previous versions not accepted
  • Additional courses required for the A.S. degree – refer to the College catalog

Track II 30-Unit

Completion of the following criteria is required to apply – 2.5 or higher GPA:

  • BIOL 202 or 206 – Human Anatomy & Physiology (4u), or Human Physiology (4u)
  • BIOL 220 – General Microbiology – 5u
  • ATI TEAS Pre-entrance Test with a 62% or higher score

Generic RN Option

There may be occasion that the LVN chooses to apply to the entire Registered Nursing curriculum. The admission criteria must be met and the TEAS passed. These applicants are encouraged to consider the Associate Degree Track I Option unless they have been away from nursing for a prolonged period and feel the need to consider this option.

NURS 204 Transition to A.S. Nursing

NURS 204  is required of students applying the Track I Option and strongly recommended for Track II. This course provides an introduction to the LVN in becoming a provider of care and a member of the disciplines in the various roles of the RN. The success in this course will determine placement in the generic IVC RN Program. The applicant is notified when to enroll.

  • Areas of instruction include Fundamentals and OB/Maternal Child
  • A Medication Administration/Dose Calculation Exam must be passed with a 92% score
  • A skills validation test must be taken to determine proficiency and general safety for basic principles of nursing practice
  • All applicable fees are paid by the student
  • If successful in all tests and course, placement in 3rd semester is made. Placement may be recommended in other semesters if unsuccessful in Fundamentals and/or OB/Maternal Child, and if space is available.
  • The applicant cannot progress if unsuccessful in the course.

Track I Nursing Course of Study

If placed in 3rd semester, the following courses are required:

  • Semester 3:
    • NURS 218 – Nursing Care Child Rearing – 3.5u
    • NURS 223 – Med-Surg & Geriatric Nursing – 5u
  • Winter or Summer:
    • NURS 219 – Psychiatric & Mental Health – 3u
  • Semester 4:
    • NURS 227 – Med-Surg III & Preceptorship – 8u

Additional courses required if 2nd Semester is recommended:

  • NURS 123 – Pharmacology II – 1.5u
  • NURS 127 – Med-Surg Nursing I – 4u
  • NURS 128 – Nursing Care Child Bearing – 4u

Track II 30-Unit Option Nursing Course of Study:

  • Semester 3:
    • NURS 218 – Nursing Care of the Childrearing Family – 3.5u
    • NURS 223 – Med-Surg & Geriatric Nursing – 5u
  • Winter or Summer:
    • NURS 219 – Psychiatric & Mental Health – 3u
  • Semester 4:
    • NURS 227 – Med-Surg III & Preceptorship – 8u

Applying to the Program

Applications are accepted during the month of March and submitted to Office 2155 in the 2100 Health Sciences Building. Applicants should meet with their counselor or the IVC Nursing Program Counselor to make sure of all requirements. Stella Orfanos-Woo can be reached at 760-355-6259 or 6543 for appointments or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Counseling Department is located in Building 100.

The following paperwork must be included with application:

  • Unofficial copies of transcripts from all colleges attended except IVC (IVC transcript obtained by Nursing Office)
  • Unofficial copies of the LVN transcript – if LVN not completed at IVC
  • ATI TEAS results showing 62% or higher
  • IVC DegreeWorks Audit (under 'For Students' tab at www.imperial.edu
  • Copy of current LVN License
  • Copy of current BLS card
  • Copy of IV Therapy Certification (if not verified on LVN license)
  • Letter from employer regarding LVN experience
  • 30-Unit Option Disclaimer Form (if applicable)

 

Additional resources:

Laura Hartsock, Administrative Secretary

Nursing/Allied Health/Fire - Imperial Valley College

760-355-6348 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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