This advanced placement option LVN-RN provides access to the RN curriculum for the applicant who is an LVN with an active and in good standing license in California. This option qualifies the student to meet the Board of Registered Nursing requirements for eligibility to apply for the California RN licensing examination (NCLEX-RN). Upon completion the student receives a certificate of completion but is not considered a graduate of Glendale College or the Department of Nursing. A license obtained through this program may not qualify the graduate for licensure by endorsement in other states. A current California LVN license and prerequisite courses are required in order to apply. Upon acceptance, the student will then enter the program. See the nursing counselor for detailed program requirements.
|PREREQUISITE COURSES||REQUIRED COURSES FOR THE PROGRAM||UNITS|
|Prerequisite Courses for the Program|
|CHEM 101, 110, or 120 and BIOL 101 or 120 or 122 or equivalent||BIOL 112*||Microbiology||5|
|BIOL 120 and CHEM 101, 110, or 120||BIOL 121*||Introduction to Physiology||4|
|Required Courses for the Program|
|NS 212 (Generic Nursing Program) or NS 217 (Career Ladder LVN-RN Program), or previous completion of equivalent coursework.
||NS 203**||Nursing Seminar III||1.5|
|NS 213, or previous completion of equivalent coursework.
||NS 204**||Nursing Seminar IV||1|
|NS 212 or NS 217 and NS 218 or previous completion of equivalent coursework.||NS 213||Medical Surgical Nursing III||4.5|
| NS 213
||NS 214||Medical Surgical Nursing IV||6|
|NS 213||NS 215||Nursing Practice in Contemporary Settings||2.5|
|NS 212(Generic Nursing Program) or NS 213 and NS 217 (Career Ladder LVN-RN Program) or equivalent
NS 212 or equivalent
|NS 216*** or
Intermediate Clinical Experience
Nursing Student Work-Study
|Selection for the RN program (CL)||NS 217||Advanced Placement Nursing Bridge Course||1|
|Selection for the RN program (CL)||NS 218||Nursing Pharmacology Review and Update||1.5|
|NS 211 (Generic Nursing Program), or NS 217, NS 218, and (Career Ladder LVN-RN Program) or previous completion of equivalent coursework.
NS 202 (highly recommended)
|NS 222||Psychiatric Nursing||3.5|
|TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED||32.5-33.5|
** This course is optional but highly recommended course.
*** This course is designed for students who have completed the first year of the generic RN program or an LVN who has completed NS 217.
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET. SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
GCC CATALOG 2014-2015
|Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.|