LVN TO RN CERTIFICATE
The LVN to RN upgrade/30-unit option is designed to provide California Licensed Vocational Nurses the classroom and clinical training necessary to be eligible for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses. Students who take the NCLEX-RN after completing a certificate program, such as this (as opposed to a degree program) may not be able to practice as a nurse outside the state of California. Students interested in the 30-unit option certificate program must meet with the Nursing Program Director before enrolling in the program. For further information on program requisites, contact the Nursing Office at (707) 468-3099.
BIO 231 Physiology (4 units)
BIO 259 Microbiology (4 units)
NUR 50 LVN-RN Transition (1 unit)
NUR 52 Nursing Technical Lab (1 unit)
NUR 121 Leadership and Management I (1 unit)
NUR 122 Complex M/S Nursing I (8 units)
NUR 125 Pharmacology III (1 unit)
NUR 131 Leadership and Management II (1 unit)
NUR 132 Complex M/S Nursing II (8 units)
NUR 135 Pharmacology IV (1 unit)
Total units required for Certificate: 30
This 30-unit option Certificate Program does not lead to an Associate in Science Degree in Registered Nursing. It entitles the graduate to take the examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse, and to practice only in the State of California. The 30-unit option Certificate Program is required by regulation; however, neither the College, the BRN, nor employers consider it to be the best way to prepare students for the realities and demands of the nursing profession.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete an LVN to RN Certificate of Achievement will be able to:
- Become eligible and succeed on the State board examination (NCLEX-RN).
- Provide nursing interventions that demonstrate caring, safety and a personal sense of commitment and responsibiity.
- Demonstrate use of a broad knowledge base and critical thinking to assess data, prioritize, provide, manage and evaluate care in a variety of health care settings.
- Demonstrate the purposeful use of communication techniques, including verbal, non-verbal, written and electronic in all interactions with clients and members of the health care team.
- Apply sound principles of teaching/learning to identify teaching needs and provide the client and family with health information.
- Work collaboratively with others to manage and direct the care of clients advocating for the client as necessary.
- Practice within legal, ethical and regulatory guidelines while adhering to standards of professional practice and accepting accountability for personal actions.
- Incorporate findings from nursing research to improve client care and outcomes.
Gainful Employment Information
This information is provided to prospective students to help them make a better, more informed decision about a certificate program.
CIP Code: 51.1601
(Note: You may use the CIP code as a way to identify and compare similar programs at different colleges which may have different names.)
CIP Program Description: Nursing - Registered Nurse Training (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Program Name: LVN to RN
Program Level: Certificate of Achievement
Program Length: 3 semesters
The following table lists the ONET Code and ONET Title (SOC) for occupations related to this program
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Estimated Cost of Program: $1,791.00 
Estimated Cost for Textbooks and Supplies: $1,507.51 
Mendocino College does not offer on-campus housing.
Number of students who completed this program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: 0
Because of the low number of students completing this program, Mendocino College does not report:
- The percentage of completers with student debt;
- The median cumulative debt for completers in this program;
- The amount of Federal student loan debt;
- The amount of Private loan debt;
- The amount of Institutional financing plan debt;
- The number of students who completed the program within the normal program time;
This information is not reported in compliance with FERPA regulations.
Program length is expressed in semesters. There are two 17-week semesters each year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Length of time is calculated as the number of semesters it would take a student to complete the program unit requirements if they enrolled at the minimum full-time level of 12 units per semester. Students may be able to accelerate their progress by enrolling in more units per semester or enrolling in Summer session, if courses are available. Time to complete the program may be longer than the normal program length if a student requires remedial course work.
 Program cost is estimated based upon current unit cost (Fall 2012) of $46.00 per unit plus any additional Course Material Fees for required courses. Additional required fees are also included.
Textbook cost estimate is based upon retail cost of new textbooks purchased through the Mendocino College Bookstore. A student's actual cost may vary based upon the availability of used textbooks, rental textbooks or electronic text books.
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Created: June 14, 2011 @ 07:08 AM
Last Modified: June 27, 2012 @ 11:39 AM