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Registered Nursing: LVN to ADN

About the Program

The AS in Registered Nursing: LVN to ADN program prepares LVNs for licensure as RNs at the Associate Degree level (ADN). Training as a vocational nurse and prerequisite courses count as the first year of a traditional two-year Associate Degree registered nursing program. The two semesters of clinical nursing provide the additional nursing content required for a registered nursing licensure.

Upon completion of the program the student will be eligible for the national/state licensure examination for registered nurses. A registered nurse can seek employment in a variety of settings: acute hospital care, community/home health care, skilled and long term care, clinics, physician's offices, as well as private industries that interface with health care delivery. A national shortage of registered nurses is predicted for the next two decades.

Program Requirements

Program Code: 01339.00AS

Type: Career

General Education: Butte Local

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Adhere to standards of professional practice, and practice within legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks.

  • Demonstrate effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication using compassion and cultural awareness resulting in trusting relationships.

  • Provide comprehensive assessments with a holistic view of the client using the functional health assessment.

  • Demonstrate evidenced-based practice and the use of critical thinking based on the nursing process to provide the foundation for appropriate clinical decision making.

  • Adapt care when providing nursing interventions to assist the clients in achieving desired outcomes.

  • Develop individualized teaching plan based on assessed needs.

  • Demonstrate decision-making coordination with the client, significant support person(s), and members of the healthcare team.

  • Demonstrate effective management through gathering information, planning, and directing in collaboration with the health care team to assist the client to move toward positive outcomes in an efficient and cost effective manner.

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Required courses:
61 - 62 Units
Prerequisite Courses
MATH Competency
Other Required Courses
(May be taken prior to or concurrently with the first year of the program)
Humanities General Education Requirement
Multicultural breadth requirement met by completion of program
Program Sequence


Laurie Meyer, Chair
(530) 895-2444

Department Office: AHPS 215
(530) 895-2328

Counseling and Advising:
(530) 895-2378

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