LVN to RN Career Ladder
The Registered Nursing LVN-to-RN Program is an 18-month course of study consisting of both classroom and clinical training. Graduates of the program work as integral members of the healthcare team, providing care and educating clients across the lifespan. Graduates earn the Associate of Science degree and are eligible to sit for the State licensure exam (NCLEX-RN). Prospective students must first complete required prerequisites and general education requirements before entry to the program. Admission to the program is competitive. Initial screening is based on the CA Chancellor's Office Formula for Nursing Student Success which takes into account the applicant's overall college GPA, English prerequisite GPA, and prerequisite sciences GPA. Applicants who achieve the minimum cut score using this formula are then chosen by a random computerized selection process (lottery). For further details on admission criteria, see the Mendocino College Nursing Department webpages.