GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

NURSING
CAREER LADDER

This advanced placement option LVN-RN provides access to the RN curriculum for the applicant who is an LVN. This option qualifies the student for an Associate in Science with a major in Nursing. Graduates are eligible to apply for the California RN licensing examination (NCLEX-RN). A current California LVN license and prerequisite courses are required in order to apply. Upon acceptance, the student will then enter the program. Additionally, the student must fulfill the A.S. graduation requirements.  See the nursing counselor for detailed program requirements.

 
PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR THE PROGRAM UNITS
  Prerequisite Courses for the Program
CHEM 101, 110 , or 120 BIOL 112* Microbiology 5
  BIOL 120* Human Anatomy 5
BIOL 120 and CHEM 101, 110, or 120 BIOL 121* Introduction to Physiology 4
Test scores or completion of ENGL 120, 199 or ESL 151 or equivalent ENGL 101 Freshman English 3
Eligibility for ENGL 120 or ESL 151 PSYCH 101 General Psychology 3
Tests scores or satisfactory completion of MATH 141, 146, 246B, or 2 units of MATH 246 Eligibility for MATH 101  
  Required Courses for the Program
  SPCH 101 Public Speaking 3
Completion of the 2nd semester of the RV program, or completion of previous equivalent coursework; or selection for CL RN program.
Corequisite: Enrollment in the 3rd semester of the RN program.
NS 203** Nursing Seminar III 1.5
Completion of the 3rd semester of the RN program, or previous completion of equivalent coursework. NS 204** Nursing Seminar IV 1
Completion of the 1st year or the RN program or previous completion of equivalent coursework or selection for enrollment in the Career Ladder LVN-RN program NS 213 Medical Surgical Nursing III 4.5
Completion of the 3rd semester of the RN program NS 214 Medical Surgical Nursing IV 6
Completion of the 3rd semester of the RN program
Corequisite: NS 214 
NS 215 Nursing Practice in Contemporary Settings 2.5
NS 212 or equivalent
NS 212 or equivalent
NS 216*** or NS 220 Intermediate Clinical Experience
Nursing Student Work-Study
2 or
3
Selection for the RN program (CL) NS 217 Advanced Placement Nursing Bridge Course 1
Selection for the RN program (CL) NS 218 Nursing Pharmacology Review and Update 1.5
Completion of the 1st year or the RN program or previous completion of equivalent coursework or selection for enrollment in the Career Ladder RN program
NS 202 (highly recommended)
NS 222 Psychiatric Nursing 3.5
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 46.5
* BIO 112, 120, 121 must be completed within the last 7 years.
** This course is optional but highly recommended course.
*** This course is designed for students who have completed the first year of the generic RN program or an LVN who has completed NS 217.

NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET. SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
 
August 2014 GCC CATALOG 2014-2015
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records.

Nursing Career Ladder (2012-13 catalog)