LVN to RN Step-Up

LVN to RN Nursing

The next application period has been changed to October 1, 2018 until October 19, 2018. The new application will be posted in the spring.

The T.E.A.S. test will be offered during the application period at the Rural Health Sciences Institute building on the Yreka Campus.

Applications and instructions are available online. Only complete applications will be accepted.

Please continue to check the website for updates.

All applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by the deadline. Applicants must have all degree and prerequisites completed.

Applicants must retain copies of all submitted documents.

For additional questions please call (530) 841-5929(530) 841-5929 (Nursing Program Administration Office).

Associate Degree Nursing (LVN-RN Step-Up) Program
Licensed Vocational Nurses have the opportunity to step up to RN at College of the Siskiyous' state-of-the-art Rural Health Science Institute. The program takes two semesters after completing a 3 unit Transition class during the summer session. Graduates from the program will receive an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN).

The program admits a new class once a year.

How to Apply

In addition to the college application, a special nursing program application is required. Access to the program application is available in the column to the left. To learn more about the application process please review the application and program requirement links. If additional information is required, contact the ADN office by calling (530) 841-5929(530) 841-5929. Applicants to the ADN (LVN-RN Step-Up) Program must meet prerequisite and other degree requirements before application will be evaluated. Students must supply documentation that all requirements have been met. In order to determine if an applicant meets prerequisites and degree requirements for the program all official transcripts must be submitted.

It is the student's responsibility to confirm that all documents have been received by the program.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance during the spring semester prior to the beginning of the summer bridge course.

Transfer and Challenge Procedure:

Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), Veterans with health care training, and other health care workers may be eligible to obtain placement in the nursing program on a space available basis through challenge exams, portfolio assessment, and credit for equivalent courses. Any student granted credit for previous education and/or experience shall be expected to enroll in the final semester of the associate degree nursing program regardless of the number of clinical hours previously completed in another program.

Transfer of Credit Policy and Procedure

TEAS Policy

Applicants to the program must complete the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) during the application process. The TEAS is offered at no charge to applicants the first time. Students who have completed the TEAS at a college other than COS can request their official results be sent to us for a transcript fee. For more information about the TEAS click here: TEAS Policy.


The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved through the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
Phone: (916) 322-3350(916) 322-3350
All candidates are required to complete a background check process after graduating and before applying for licensure. The following link provides information regarding the Board of Registered Nursing’s policies regarding arrests, convictions, and other violations: For more information about our pass rate please go to


Director of Nursing
Cora Brownell, MSN, RN

Assistant Directors

Janis Laiacona, PMHCNS-BC, RN

Jane Shelby, MSN, RN

Rhonda Brown, MSN, RN
Susan Zuver, FNP, MSN, RN

Program Contact:
Cheryl Rosen
(530) 841-5929(530) 841-5929
Fax: (530) 841-5214

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