At a Glance
Certificate of Achievement
2.5 Semesters

LVN to RN Certificate of Achievement

The LVN-to-RN Certificate of Achievement 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. The LVN-to-RN Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide California Licensed Vocational Nurses the classroom and clinical training necessary to be eligible for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX). Students who take the NCLEX-RN after completing a certificate program, such as this (as opposed to a degree program) may not be able to practice as an RN outside the State of California. Prospective students must first complete required prerequisites before entry to the program. Prospective students must meet with the Nursing Program Director prior to application to discuss limitations of the RN role for 30-unit option nurses. Admission to the program is competitive. Initial screening is based on the CA Chancellor's Office Formula for Nursing Student Success which calculates an 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.

LVN to RN - Certificate Requirements

Additional Information

Number of students who completed this program between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2021: 0

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Because of the low number of students completing this program, Mendocino College does not report:
•The percentage of completers with student debt;
•The median cumulative debt for completers in this program;
•The amount of Federal student loan debt;
•The amount of Private loan debt;
•The amount of Institutional financing plan debt;
•The number of students who completed the program within the normal program time;

This information is not reported in compliance with FERPA regulations.


CIP Code
CIP Program Description
Nursing - Registered Nurse Training (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
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