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Registered Nursing (LVN to RN) Bridge Program - ADN

Become a Registered Nurse

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Summer, Fall, Spring Program

  • The 2022-2023 (cohort) application period opens February 15, 2022 at 10 a.m.
  • Attend an information session (optional but encouraged). Times and links are listed below.

How to Apply / Application

The Registered Nursing (LVN to RN) Bridge Program is developed for LVNs or LPNs.

  • Classroom instruction offered alongside clinical experience.
  • Science courses NOT required to be within five years (no recency required.)
  • Earn your Registered Nurse License (prepare for RN licensing exam.)

LVN to RN Info Sessions

Program Cohort Date/Time Zoom Link
Registered Nursing (LVN to RN) Bridge Summer 2022 Availability Availability

Other Programs to Consider
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Vocational Nursing Program

Become a Licensed Vocational Nurse in our VN program. 

Vocational Nurse
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EMT Training

We offer a one-day CPR course for EMTs in training. 

EMT Training

California BRN Requirements

Our curriculum meets all California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requirements for registered nurse degree programs. Prepare to pass successfully the NCLEX-RN licensing examination.

Employment opportunities following your RN license include many fields of nursing, in hospitals, doctors' offices, home nursing, and other settings.

Pass the NCLEX-RN Licensing Exam
  • Prepare to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN licensing examination.
  • Function in the role of an entry-level registered nurse.
  • Demonstrate the competencies of clinical nursing skills for entry-level nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate acquisition of theoretical knowledge by successfully complete required courses in the program.

License Examination Pass Rates

Board of Registered Nursing (NCLEX)

The Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and maintains industry ties through an Advisory Committee.

California Board of Registered Nursing
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244-2100
phone: (916) 322-3350

Registered Nursing Salary California
Skills Needed

Registered Nurse job descriptions often call for the following skills.

  • Drug administration
  • Patient monitoring
  • Ability to oversee CNAs
  • Coordination of patient charts
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Proficient in patient care and safety
  • CPR 
  • Customer service
  • Infection control
  • Patience and empathy
  • Adaptability
Career Paths
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Select Jobs in the Field

As a Registered Nurse, you'll be in huge demand, with a projected 438,000 new jobs to be added to the economy by 2026. *

Registered Nurses work in many healthcare environments including the following.

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term residential facilities
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Adult daycare centers

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, at