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LVN to RN

Program Update:

A new LVN to RN Bridge program will be starting in the Summer of 2022. The program courses will be offered in the evenings and clinical rotations on the weekends. The Nurs 204 Transition course offered during Summer 2022 will need to be successfully completed in order to progress into the program.

Upcoming LVN to RN application deadline: March 1st - 31st, 2022 for Fall 2022 admission.

Completed applications will be accepted in person at the temporary Nursing office trailer #4300 during business hours or via email. Please send all attachments in PDF format to Analisa Veliz, Nursing Administrative Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

RN / LVN to RN Application

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IVC offers California LVNs three opportunities to obtain the RN license.

  • LVN to RN Bridge - Associate Degree
  • Track II 30-Unit Option
  • Generic RN Program

Applicants should meet with the IVC Nursing Program Counselor to begin their education plan toward their option of interest.

  • Applicants must meet all admission criteria, including passing the TEAS Pre-Entrance Test with 62% or higher score.

 

LVN to RN Bridge - 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 098 or 091 Intermediate Algebra or higher level Math course,
    • SOC 101 Introductory Sociology or ANTH 102 Cultural Anthropology, and
    • COMM 100 Oral Communication
    • NURS 100 Medication Mathematics
  • Recommended courses:
    • READ 111 Analytical & Critical Reading
    • ENG 201 Advanced Composition
    • MATH 110 or higher level MATH Course
  • ATI TEAS (Version 6) Pre-entrance Test with a 62% or higher score 
  • 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 (4 units), or Human Physiology (4 units)
  • BIOL 220 – General Microbiology – 5 units
  • ATI TEAS (Version 6) Pre-entrance Test with a 62% or higher score

Generic RN Option

There may be occasions 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 to 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
  • ATI test in Fundamentals, Maternal/NB, and Pharmacology myst be passed at a Level 2
  • A skills validation simulatioin 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 – 3.5 units
    • NURS 223 – Med-Surg & Geriatric Nursing – 5 units
  • Winter or Summer:
    • NURS 219 – Psychiatric & Mental Health – 3 units
  • Semester 4:
    • NURS 227 – Med-Surg III & Preceptorship – 8 units

Additional courses required if 2nd Semester is recommended:

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

Track II 30-Unit Option Nursing Course of Study:

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

Applying to the Program

 Applicants should meet with their counselor or the IVC Nursing Program Counselor to make sure of all requirements. Tanya Dorsey or Maggie Vizcarra can be reached at 760-355-6543 for appointments or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email 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 
  • Unofficial copies of the LVN transcript – if LVN not completed at IVC
  • ATI TEAS results showing 62% or higher
  • 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 (More than 6 months)
  • 30-Unit Option Disclaimer Form (if applicable)

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