California Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN'S) are eligible to apply for a one-year
transition program known as the Step-Up LVN to ADN Program. Students take a transition
course before joining the ADN class in the third semester of the program. Credit toward
first-year ADN courses is granted upon evidence of LVN licensure.
The Step-Up Program provides basic education and experience in Nursing which will qualify the graduate for an entry-level Registered Nurse (RN) position in health care agencies following licensure. A cohort of Step-Up students are admitted once per year and complete the second year of the ADN program.
The Step-Up class in 2021 will begin Spring 2021, and not during summer semester as it had in previous years. Moving forward, future Step-Up classes will begin in spring semester.