Los angeles Harbor college Nursing, ADN Program routes
Applicants may enter the Nursing program by one of the following routes:
The applicant may choose to enroll in the entire nursing program as outlined on the preceding pages. The program leads to the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, Professional.
The applicant with other verified health experience may enter by this route. The applicant must challenge nursing classes by taking written examinations and practicums reflecting content and competencies for the courses for which he/she has verified previous education and/or experience with scores of 75% or higher. Program prerequisites must be completed and classes in the first semester must be in progress to establish eligibility to take challenge examinations. The maximum number of units for which a student may petition for credit by examination at the college is 15 units.
Route 3 (“LVN 30 unit option”):
An L.V.N. with a current license in California may establish eligibility to take the state licensing examination to become a Registered Nurse in California ONLY, by completing a specific sequence of courses that are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. The Associate of Science Degree, Professional Nursing is not awarded upon completion of route 3 and the student will not be a graduate of the Los Angeles Harbor College nursing program. Applicants are expected to demonstrate mathematical and clinical nursing competence equivalent to a second year generic nursing student. Route 3 includes general education courses and advanced theory and clinical experiences. The student must perform satisfactorily in both theory and clinical portions of the courses to receive credit in any nursing courses and must receive a grade of “C” or better for all courses.
Prerequisites for this route include:
• Current California L.V.N. license
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Current American Heart Association Health-
Care Provider level Basic Cardiac Life
Support certification (BCLS)
• Completion of all program health and clinical
• Current professional liability insurance
• Completion of Physiology 1, Microbiology 20,
and Nursing 329A and B with a grade of “C”
• Psychology 41, Nursing 311, and Nursing 321
are recommended prerequisite courses.
• Completion of ATI TEAS at or above required
Route 4 (Advanced Placement Route):
This route leads to graduation from the generic program with an Associate of Science Degree,Professional Nursing. An L.V.N. with a current California license may enter the generic program at an advanced level after completing the required program prerequisites and the transition semester courses consisting of Nursing 311, Nursing 321, and Nursing 329A and B. The general education co-requisites must be completed before graduation. Applicants must also achieve the required cut score on the ATI TEAS. To determine advanced placement into the second year of the program, applicants must take the ATI Medical-Surgical standardized test. L.V.N.s admitted via this route are expected to demonstrate general education, mathematical, and nursing theoretical competencies equivalent to the semester they enter.
Note: Applicants other than LVNs considering alternate routes are required to meet with the Chairperson of the Nursing Division prior to enrollment in the Program. These alternate routes are for persons with previous health care experience and/or education. See the College Catalogue and the Student Handbook appendix for detailed information.