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Nursing - Registered LVN to RN 30-Unit Option

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Program Overview

​Nursing is a field that is in high demand and is one that is personally rewarding and constantly stimulating. The Career Ladder Program at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing. It combines nursing theory with selected laboratory experiences and general education courses. Program courses are sequenced from simple to complex. Nursing courses include medical surgical nursing, reproductive and women’s health, nursing of children and families, psychiatric nursing, geriatric and community nursing, leadership and preceptorship. The graduate of the Career Ladder program is eligible to apply for the State Board of Registered Nursing Licensing Examination (NCLEX) once all nursing program and Associate in Science Degree requirements are satisfactorily met.

Applicants with a valid VN license may enter into second semester after completing the LVN to RN Bridge course (RN 135) and passing the pharmacology exam and dosage calculation examination. Students have the option of challenging Medical Surgical Nursing I, RN 126, R Reproductive and Women’s Health Nursing, RN 131, and RN 132, Nursing Care of Children and Families. This may be done after completing 12 units at LATTC and after being accepted into the Career Ladder program.


Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Upon completion of the Certificate program, students are able to:

  • Students entering at the intermediate level will provide effective nursing care to patients according to recognized industry standards.
  • Students entering at the intermediate level will apply scientific and social theories to nursing practice.

Please note: Students enter in 2nd semester and take all courses in the generic RN Program. Career Ladder students may challenge RN 131 and RN 132.

Program Details

Award Title Award Type Required Course Units Total Major Units GE
LVN to RN 30-Unit Option   28 28  
Nursing, Registered: LVN to RN Career Ladder AS 32 32 21

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