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LVN-to-RN Career Mobility Program

The LVN to RN application for Summer 2019 is available now through February 28, 2019. Click here for the application.

Questions can be directed to the ARC Nursing Application email: 

LVN-RN Quick Facts


If you have questions about prerequisites to the LVN to RN Career Mobility Program, be sure to go to the nursing home page and check out "Degrees" and "Courses". Students can also make an appointment with Lori Rasor in the Counseling Department by calling (916) 484-8572.


Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) accepted into the career mobility phase of the Associate Degree Nursing program are required to complete a combination of general education and nursing courses with related laboratory experience in local health agencies. Successful completion of the program qualifies the student to take the National Licensing Examination to become registered as a nurse and eligible for employment. A grade of "C" or better is required in each nursing course for progression in the program and for an Associate Degree in Nursing. There are morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend clinical experiences that may change with limited notice.


Start-up costs are approximately $2,000. The student is responsible for providing uniforms, books, laboratory fees, malpractice insurance, physical exam, immunizations, drug screen, current CPR, background check, equipment, transportation and parking to off-campus laboratory locations. Upon completion of the Nursing program, students should expect fees of approximately $450.00 to take the R.N. licensure exam. All costs/fees are subject to change.


NOTE: The California Board of Registered Nursing protects the public by screening applicants for licensure in order to identify potentially unsafe practitioners. The law provides for denial of licensure for crimes or acts which are substantially related to nursing qualifications, functions or duties. At time of licensure application, all convictions must be reported except for minor traffic violations. (Business and Professions Code 480 and Nurse Practice Act Article 3 Section 2761)