Career Ladder

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will be able to demonstrate the cognitive skills necessary to integrate the nursing concepts learned in a two year ADN program, including clinical evidence-based concepts inherent in entry level registered nursing practice; demonstrate cognitive skills necessary to integrate the nursing concepts learned in the first year of the ADN program; and demonstrate the psychomotor skills necessary to integrate the nursing concepts learned in a two year ADN program, including clinical evidence-based concepts inherent in entry level registered nursing practice. Glendale College offers programs leading to a certificate or degree in Registered Nursing (RN). The program of study of the Department of Nursing is approved by the Califonia Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
This advanced placement option LVN-RN provides access to the RN curriculum for the applicant who is an LVN. This option qualifies the student for an Associate in Science with a major in Nursing. Graduates are eligible to apply for the California RN licensing examination (NCLEX-RN). A current California LVN license and prerequisite courses are required in order to apply. Upon acceptance, the student will then enter the program. Additionally, the student must fulfill the A.S. graduation requirements.  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 BIOL 112* Microbiology 5
  BIOL 120* Human Anatomy 5
BIOL 120 and CHEM 101, 110, or 120 BIOL 121* Introduction to Physiology 4
Placement Test scores or completion of ENGL 120 or ESL 151 or equivalent ENGL 101 Freshman English 3
Eligibility for ENGL 120 or ESL 151 PSYCH 101 General Psychology 3
Tests scores or satisfactory completion of MATH 141, 146, 246B, or 2 units of MATH 246 Eligibility for MATH 101  
  Required Courses for the Program
  SPCH 101 Public Speaking 3
NS212 (Generic Nursing Program), or NS 217 (Career Ladder LVN-RN Nursing Program), or previous completion of equivalent coursework.
NS 203** Nursing Seminar III 1.5
NS 213 or previous completion of equivalent coursework. Corequesite: NS 214
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
Completion of NS 213
NS 214 Medical Surgical Nursing IV 6
NS 213; Corequisite: NS 214  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
NS 220
Intermediate Clinical Experience
Nursing Student Work-Study
2
or
3
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 46.5
* BIO 112, 120, 121 must be completed within the last 7 years.
** 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.
 
August 2014

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.