1. Prerequisite Courses Required Prior to Application
  • Nursing 37 LVN to RN Bridge course (Yuba College course only)
  • No “in progress” prerequisite courses when applying
  • There is no recency requirement for prerequisites
  1. Program Requirements
    • Complete all prerequisites
    • 5 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.5 for these courses: Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, English 1A or higher
    • TEAS test score >62%
    • Hold an active unrestricted LVN California license
    • Current Intravenous Therapy certification
    • Pass the Yuba College Nursing 37 LVN to RN Bridge course prior to entry into the program- you can apply if you are currently enrolled in course or have completed
  2. Program Sequencing
    • 1st semester Intermediate Medical Surgical Nursing, Pediatrics
    • 2nd semester Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing, Leadership. Preceptorship, Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing
  3. Time Commitment
    • Full time about 4 hours of theory and 16-18 hours of clinical time
    • Typically, class/clinical 3-4 days a week
    • About 20-30 hours of study/homework time, varies depending on student
    • Students must achieve 75% or higher in each class to progress in the program
  4. Additional Requirements
  5. Cost of Program
    • Student’s may be eligible for financial aid
  6. Financial Aid
    • Available, takes months to process; go to the Yuba College Financial Aid website to find out more
    • Many scholarships available
  7. Convictions and Arrest Record
    • Prior to admission into the program, if criminal history is a concern, check the BRN website brn.gov; to ensure you qualify for a nursing license
    • BRN possesses the right to deny any graduate to take NCLEX
    • Criminal history may keep you from admission into the program because our clinical partners may not allow it.
    • All students will have a Criminal Background Check once accepted into the program.
    • When submitting application to the BRN you will need written details of conviction and consequences, fines paid, proof of rehabilitation, certified copy of court proceeding, letters of recommendation; DUI’s are reportable offenses
  8. Assessment Testing
    • Must take ATI TEAS before applying; highly recommend studying for the test
    • Must have 62% of higher to apply to the program
    • Higher scores earn more points which increase applicants’ chances of selection to enter program
    • For testing sites and more information go to atitesting.com
  9. Application Process

This program is on a space available entry.