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Information for LVN Applicants

LVN to RN students are admitted to the ADN Program once a year.

There are 2 options for LVNs to become a RN through the SBCC ADN Program
OPTION #1 LVN to ADN

OPTION #2 LVN to RN

(admitted on space availability) 

LVNs choosing this option must meet all SBCC catalog and ADN Application/Entrance Requirements. LVNs choosing this option must comply with the application procedures specified in the SBCC Catalog and ADN Application/Entrance Requirements. LVNs are not required to meet the math and English application requirements. Must have completed Microbiology and Physiology.
Upon completion of OPTION #1, LVNs will:

1. receive an Associate Degree in Nursing from SBCC
2. be considered a graduate of the SBCC ADN Program
3. be eligible to take the National Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses.
4. be entitled to wear the SBCC graduate nursing pin
5. be eligible to apply for licensure in states other than California (under the rules of "Credit by Evaluation")
6. will have completed and graduated from an accredited nursing program

Upon completion of OPTION #2, LVNs will:

1. be eligible to take the National Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses.
2. not be eligible for an Associate Degree in Nursing from SBCC or entitled to wear the SBCC nursing pin
3. not have completed or graduated from an accredited nursing program
4. may not be considered eligible for licensure in other states, dependent upon the individual state requirements of graduation from an accredited nursing program

To be added to the wait list and receive an entrance date, the following is required:

FOR OPTION #1

1. Meet all ADN Program application and entrance requirements

2. Valid and current LVN license

FOR OPTION #2

1. Valid and current California LVN license

2. Submit transcripts showing completion of microbiology and physiology
Policy for Students Enrolling in the SBCC LVN to ADN Program

  • Students must meet current ADN Program application and entrance requirements.
  • Students may re-enter the program one time only.
  • Students will be required to enroll and successfully demonstrate safe and satisfactory performance within the time parameters in NURS 119 to remain enrolled in the required ADN courses
  • Students who do not meet program requirements as specified in the ADN Program Handbook will be withdrawn from the ADN Program.


    For more information about the VN to ADN program option, please attend a ADN Information meeting.

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