Career Ladder Nursing Program
Licensed Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse


The Career Ladder Nursing Associate of Science (AS) degree program at PCC is for Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) who wish to become a Registered Nurse (RN). The program will prepare you with the additional theoretical and clinical skills to qualify you for a license to work as a Registered Nurse.

  • Program Length:

    Three Semesters

  • Program Completion:

    Associate of Science Degree with a Certificate of Achievement in Registered Nursing and eligibility for the National Council Licensing Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

  • Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
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Students get pracitcal training in during a nursing class.About the Career Ladder Program

The Career Ladder Program is a three-semester program that provides students who are Licensed Vocational Nurses with the additional coursework to become a qualified Registered Nurse. The program places emphasis on building nursing theory and reinforcing concepts to promote, maintain, and restore health in individuals with common and complex health problems, throughout the life span. Learn More


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Applications are accepted from January 1st to February 1st for summer admission and June 1st to July 1st for fall admission.

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