How Does a LVN become a RN?

Students that have completed a VN program and have obtained licensure are eligible to petition for Advanced Placement into the ADN (RN)program. Students must complete Nursing 18: Transition Course for Advanced Placement Students and the Advanced Placement Exam with a passing grade/score in order to be eligible for admission into the second year of the ADN (RN) program. 

Additionally, a 30-unit option is offered to the Licensed Vocational Nurse. However, it is important to note that LVNs choosing to take the 30- unit option can never be qualified as graduates of Riverside City College or of the Riverside City College Associate Degree Nursing Program and will permanently be referred to as having a Nursing Non-Degree/Non-Graduate Status. Students who choose this pathway are not required to take Nursing 18: Transition Course for Advanced Placement Students or Advanced Placement Exam. Please refer to the  ADN (RN) Advanced Placement/Transfer/30-unit Option Information Sheet.