The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
The Vocational Nursing to Nursing (ADN) Career Certificate at Santa Rosa Junior College has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, and prepares the student for entry into the practice of professional registered nursing. Students receive clinical experiences in a variety of clinical facilities and community agencies throughout Sonoma County.
This program has been designed to provide an opportunity for the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to complete the requirements for an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) Career Certificate and be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN, the professional licensing examination to become a registered nurse, in less time than required to complete the generic ADN program.
It is strongly advised that all applicants attend a Counseling Pre-nursing Information Meeting and consult with a health sciences counselor prior to beginning the program prerequisites.
Click here for supplemental information about the program, and contact the Health Sciences Department for more information. For students interested in an Associate Degree, a Dental Hygiene major is available.
Licensure Note: The California Board of Registered Nursing may deny licensure to anyone who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor. It is the responsibility of the student to present sufficient evidence of rehabilitation prior to licensure. Contact the Health Sciences Department for more information.