The following options for completion of the COS RN program are available for LVNs.
All applicants must meet the 2.5 GPA requirements overall AND in prerequisite classes prior to being given permission to apply. An applicant who does not meet this requirement is not eligible to apply to the nursing program under ANY option of study.
student must complete the general education requirements, pre-requisites, and
co-requisites as listed on the LVN to RN application.
student will earn an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree from
prerequisites must be completed prior to application. Application
deadline is February 1st for the Fall semester and July 15th for the
- The student will take ATI practice assessments in
Perinatal and Pediatric nursing during the program in order to determine
proficiency in these areas and to aid in course advising and program
student must complete the COS LVN Transition Study Module that includes
completion of Head-to-Toe Assessment and Skills Check List. This is mandatory.
The student will meet with the Director to obtain instructions for completing
the study module. In lieu of the COS LVN Transition Study Module, completion of
an LVN Transition course with a “C” or better may be accepted.
acceptance into the RN Program, the student will be placed on a space
student will verify competency in psychomotor skills ordinarily achieved during
the first year of the COS RN program prior to entering NURS 144.
- Option I
will prepare the student to be eligible to take the NCLEX
- The LVN
student will complete the entire Registered Nursing Curriculum beginning with
the first semester of the program. Applicants who have not been
practicing nursing or who have been working in long term care for a prolonged
period are encouraged to consider this option.
- Application deadline is February 1st for the Fall semester and July
15th for the Spring semester.
II will prepare the student to be eligible to take the NCLEX
30 UNIT OPTION
must meet with the Director prior to choosing this option
option was established and required by the California Board of Registered
Nursing (BRN -CCR1429).
student must complete Biology 30 (Anatomy), Biology 31 (Physiology), Biology 40
(Microbiology), and LVN Transition course. If no LVN Transition course has been
taken, the student must complete the COS LVN Transition Study Module that
includes completion of Head-to-Toe Assessment and Skills Check List.
student must meet with the Director of the RN program before deciding to follow
completion of the above courses, the student will then enter the nursing program
on a space available basis and complete 25 units of core nursing courses which
include NURS 123 (2 units) Critical Thinking/Clinical Judgement in Nursing, NURS 134 Concepts of Adult Health Nursing 2 (4 units), NURS 133 Concepts of Mental Health & Pyschiatric Nursing (3 units), NURS
144 Concepts of Adult Health Nursing 3 (6 units), NURS 174 Concepts in Adult Health Nursing 4 (7 units), and NURS 175 Transition to Registered Nursing Practice (3
Application deadline is February 1st for the Fall semester and July
15th for the Spring semester.
30-Unit Option student cannot change their status to Option l or ll once the
first class is attended.
successful completion of Option III requirements, the student will receive a
certificate of completion from COS and will be eligible to take the NCLEX exam.
The student will NOT receive an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree and will
NOT be considered a graduate of the college. If and when the 30-Unit Option LVN
passes the RN-NCLEX examination, they will be designated as a “non-graduate” by
the California Board of Registered Nursing. This designation is
permanent. Non-graduate status has implications for out of state