Nursing and Health Careers

LVN to RN Step-Up - Program Requirements


The LVN to RN Step-Up program gives Licensed Vocational Nurses the opportunity to step up to Registered Nurse. Instruction takes place using a state-of-the-art simulation lab. Students also receive hands-on community and clinical experience.

Prerequisites for Admission:

    1. Official high school diploma, GED or high school equivalency certificate.

    2. Official college transcripts.
    3. Graduate of an approved vocational nursing program or the equivalent as determined by the school.
    4. Proof of clear and active LVN license (copy).
    5. Pre-admission academic testing. (T.E.A.S. V)
    6. Completion of the following classes with an overall grade point average of 2.5 with no grade less than a "C" for each course, and no more than one repetition of any of these courses. Repetition allowed ONLY if the first attempt is a D, F, FW:

    • Human Anatomy (BIO 2700 or approved course)
    • Human Physiology (BIO 2800 or approved course)
    • Microbiology (BIO 2600 or approved course)

    7. American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR card valid for the duration of the program

    8. Pass a physical exam (forms are available in the Nursing Office) and verification of required immunizations: Chicken Pox, annual Influenza, MMR, Tdap, Hep. B series of 3, annual TB skin test (within 2 months of program start date)

    Courses Required for Associate Degree Nursing Completion (These classes must be completed prior to submitting a program application)

    Sociology (SOC 1001 or SOC 1002 or approved course)
    Psychology (PSY 1001 or PSY 1033 or approved course )
    Speech (COMS 1100, COMS 1200, or COMS 1300 or approved course)
    Mathematics - one AA degree general education course
    Arts & Humanities - one IGETC Area 3 Arts and Humanities course
    Diversity - enrollment and completion of ADN (LVN-RN Step-Up) program completes this requirement.
    PE/Wellness -Complete one unit from: PEAC or PEFI
    College Composition (ENGL 1001 or approved course)

    Academic Renewal Policy College of the Siskiyous has an Academic Renewal Policy, please

    contact Counseling Services for details.

Required program:

Summer Semester  
Units
NURS 1021 Role Transition
3
   
First Semester  
NURS 1031 Community Mental Health Nursing
5.5
NURS 1032 Intermediate Medical Surgical Nursing
6.5
   
Second Semester  
NURS 1541 Advanced Maternal Child Nursing
4.5
NURS 1542 Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing
7.5
     

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive an Associate of Science degree in Nursing and be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN).

To learn about the application process for this program, contact the Nursing Office at (530) 841-5929.

Visit www.siskiyous.edu/class/nursing/ for further information.

Associate Degree Major: LVN-RN Step Up

Required Program:
Units
NURS 1021 Role Transition
3
NURS 1031 Community Mental Health Nursing
5.5
NURS 1032 Intermediate Medical Surgical Nursing
6.5
NURS 1541 Advanced Maternal Child Nursing
4.5
NURS 1542 Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing
7.5
Prerequisites:
BIO 2700 Human Anatomy
4
BIO 2800 Human Physiology
5
BIO 2600 Microbiology
4
ENGL 1001
College Composition
3


Students must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 for Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and the Microbiology courses with no grade less than a "C" for each course. One repetition of one of these sciences courses is allowed, ONLY if the first attempt is a  C, D, F, FW.

For an Associate Degree in Nursing, students must also complete the general education requirements specific to the nursing program. Please refer to the above list or make an appointment with a COS counselor or advisor for assistance in completing the general education requirements.

Transfer and Challenge Procedure:
Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) 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.





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