You must hold a California license as an LVN and be currently working (one year).
The student must have a minimum College GPA of 2.5 ("C") or better.
The student must have completed the following 3 Chabot College courses, or their equivalent, with a "C" or better:
Physiology 1* (4-5 Semester units with lab) AND
Microbiology 1* (4-5 Semester units with lab) AND
Nursing 70 and Nursing 70L(Nursing Theory: LVN-RN Transitions), a "bridging" course. Mandatory December 10 at 10:00, Room 2271, Building 2200 2nd floor. No Reservations are required. Please bring a copy of your LVN License and CPR card front/back.
*Physiology and Microbiology must be completed before enrolling in Nursing 70
Validation of prior knowledge of Fundamentals and Maternal-Child Health concepts and competence in clinical nursing skills (equivalent to that of generic students completing the first two semesters of Nursing Program) are required.
Since persons who are admitted on Advanced Standing basis (including the LVN) are admitted on a space-available basis, those applicants who first demonstrate they are qualified for any openings will be the first to be admitted. Should two or more applicants meet the qualifications at the same time, random selection will be conducted.
Complete the Advanced Standing Application. Application Open April 1st through October 1st of each year.
A. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you complete Biology 31 and Chemistry 30A prior to taking Physiology 1 and Microbiology 1.
Assessment Technology Institute (ATI) tests are used to assess knowledge and
facilitate program placement. You may take these tests while completing
Physiology 1 and Microbiology 1 or while enrolled in Nursing 70. The tests are:
Fundamentals of Nursing, Pharmacology, Nursing Care of Children and Maternal Newborn Nursing- Approximate Cost: $50 each
Testing is integrated in the transition N70 coursework. A bundle payment will be required for the group of ATI Tests.
Please note: no more than 2 attempts may be made on the assessment exams and test scores are valid for 2 years.
After successfully passing the above tests, you will be eligible for validation of clinical skills (see Skills Validation). For additional information please purchase Advanced Standing Clinical Performance Examination Guidelines.
Upon admission to the program, medical examination2, as well as immunization records, must be completed on forms and filed with the program office. Evidence of current 2 year American Heart Association HealthCare Provider CPR certification is required and fees for in-program testing and background check/drug screen clearance will be assessed.
Physical Education: Completion of one units of physical education is required for all students who are seeking the A.A. Degree. Exemption is allowed for illness or physical disability by filing a physician's statement at the Admissions and Records Office. Students who hold an A.A. Degree or higher are also exempt.
You must complete all Natural Science courses prior to entry to the nursing program. It is recommended that these courses be as recent as possible.
Note: Biology 31 and Chemistry 30A are required if you complete the above Natural Science courses at Chabot or Las Positas Colleges.
Other curriculum requirements mandated by the California Board of Registered Nursing include the following required courses: