Health Program Specialist
(760) 744-1150, ext. 2279
•LVN to RN
•Diploma RN to ADN
•Credit By Examination
Available for LVNs only.
See me for more information after
DAY SECTION- OPT 1
Students are accepted to the
Day Section of the Nursing
Program twice a year .
30 –36 students enter in the Fall
and Spring semesters. Schedule
varies-some E/W hours are
possible in the Day Section.
The Evening/Weekend Section of
the program is always contingent
on faculty, funding and facility
availability. We hope to accept a
cohort of 20 students once a year –
(fall semester). Students must be
flexible. Schedules vary and classes
may be day or evening. Full time!
•AA Degree Requirements
•High School Graduation,
Equivalency (GED) or higher
Intermediate Algebra or any higher
math (college level)
•Math 56, 60 or higher
•COMPASS test score
Life Science Prerequisite: Biology 102
GRADE POINT AVERAGE
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
in the science prerequisite courses
LVN STEP-UP PROGRAM
•Valid California LVN License
•Note: If you did not graduate from an
accredited LVN program and desire the
degree….See me for information regarding
Applications are accepted
twice a year.
September 1st-November 1st
February 1st – April 1st
Apply when working on last prerequisite(s)
Complete Application Packet
•Proof of high school graduation or higher degree
•Transcripts supporting prerequisites from all
colleges except Palomar (unofficial are fine!)
• Completion of all prerequisites or work in progress
form for coursework being taken during semester
application is submitted.
All eligible applicants are placed in
2 groups: A and B
A = all prerequisites are done.
B = prerequisite(s) is in progress
Beginning Level : about 2 – 2 ½
LVN/RN Step-Up: 1-3 semesters
NURSING SUPPORT COURSES
AA DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
•American History & Institutions
•Health Education (waived)
•Multicultural Requirement (met by
Baccalaureate or higher degrees
from accredited U.S. Institutions
Only requirement for A.D.N.-
Prereqs & Nursing Program
•This is a diagnostic test that covers Math, English,
Reading & Science.
•All incoming students will be required to pass this
exam with a cumulative score of 67%.
• The TEAS exam can be repeated once if necessary
•Requirement must be met by May for Fall
admission & by November for Spring admission.
SEE NURSING WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO
•Nursing 117 & 103
•Nursing 118 & 203
•Nursing 217 (LVNs enter)
• Program Costs
• Employment Opportunities
• Moderate to heavy lifting &
carrying (20-40 pounds)
• Fine motor dexterity
• Good vision & hearing
• Excessive periods of walking
for all incoming students
Criminal History Search to
•Nationwide Sex Offender
•10-Panel Drug Screen
•ADN-TO BSN PROGRAMS
•San Diego State University
•On-line BSN programs
Please log on to www.rn.ca.gov
for information about all the
nursing programs in California.
This site includes the five year
pass rate for all accredited
WHAT TO DO NOW?
•Apply to the college
•Take assessment tests
•Make appointment with Elvia Nunez or
JoAnne Lesser in the counseling
office. Ext. 2179
•Register for Biology 102-if taking
prerequisites at Palomar College.