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 and BIOL 101 or 120 or 122 or equivalent||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|
|NS 212 (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.
||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
|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||46.5-45.5|
** 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.|