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Vocational Nursing to ADN (AS) Health Sciences Total Units: 59.5
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Term Effective: Fall 2005


The Vocational Nursing to Nursing (ADN) major 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) 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 more information about the program, or contact the Health Sciences Department.

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.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Vocational Nursing to ADN (AS) program are:

  • Complete 59.5 units from
    • Nursing (ADN) Prerequisites Requirements
    • Nursing (ADN) Board of Registered Nursing Requirements
    • Vocational Nursing to Nursing (ADN) Core Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Nursing (ADN) Prerequisites Requirements - complete 21.00 units
ANAT 1General Human Anatomy5.00
FDNT 62Nutrition & Diet Therapy3.00
PHYSIO 1Human Physiology5.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
ENGL 1AReading & Composition4.00
ENGL 100College Reading and Writing4.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
HLC 55Medical Microbiology4.00
MICRO 5General Microbiology5.00
MICRO 60Fundamentals of Microbiology4.00
Nursing (ADN) Board of Registered Nursing Requirements - complete 9.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
COMM 5Group Discussion & Problem Solving3.00
COMM 7Intercultural Communication3.00
COMM 66Interpersonal Communication3.00
SPCH 1AIntroduction to Speech3.00
SPCH 3AIntroduction to Argumentation3.00
SPCH 60Communication Skills3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
PSYCH 1AGeneral Psychology3.00
PSYCH 4Child and Adolescent Psychology3.00
PSYCH 53Growth & Communications3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANTHRO 2Cultural Anthropology3.00
ANTHRO 21American Folklore and Folklife3.00
SOC 1Introduction to Sociology3.00
SOC 2Social Problems & Deviance3.00
SOC 10Marriage & the Family3.00
SOC 30Race & Ethnic Relations3.00
Vocational Nursing to Nursing (ADN) Core Requirements - complete 28.50 units
NR 74AVN to ADN Bridge4.50
NR 75CNursing Care of the Acutely Ill Patient12.00
NR 75DAdvanced Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill Patient12.50
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00
LIR 110Finding and Using Information1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2005

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.

Term Inactive: Fall 2009

Previous Versions:

Vocational Nursing to ADN - effective Fall 2004

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


CHEM 60 and BIO 10 are prerequisites to the Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology courses.

Because basic algebra is recommended for chemistry, students without basic algebra skills are advised to take Elementary Algebra.

Food & Nutrition and Psychology courses must be completed by the end of the first semester of the Nursing program.

The Nursing Major Core Requirements sequence begins in the fall semester.Upon acceptance into the program, the student must complete or obtain the following:

1) physical examination form
2) required health documentation
3) current CPR card

The department recommends passage of the math proficiency exam to fulfill the Associate Degree math proficiency requirement prior to beginning the program.

All classes must be completed with a C or better.

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