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Contact: NursingTitle: DepartmentContact: nursing@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Licensed Vocational Nurse to RN, AS

Technology and Health Division
Degree S1201

The Mt. San Antonio College Nursing Program, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, is a two-year program designed to prepare men and women to give direct nursing care to clients in various practice settings. The program consists of course work in nursing, science, general education, and clinical nursing practice at local hospitals and health agencies. Graduates of the program receive an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.

The Licensed Vocational Nurse is provided career mobility in the Nursing Program. The Licensed Vocational Nurse may choose between earning an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing or completing the LVN 30-Unit Option track which leads to a certificate, not a degree.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Prerequisite Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Registered Nurses

      Registered Nurses

      SOC Career Code: 29-1141.00

      Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.05

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $110,068.14
      Annual Job Openings
      25,587

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Acute Care Nurses

      Acute Care Nurses

      SOC Career Code: 29-1141.01

      Provide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.05

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $110,068.14
      Annual Job Openings
      25,587

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses

      Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses

      SOC Career Code: 29-1141.02

      Provide advanced nursing care for patients with psychiatric disorders. May provide psychotherapy under the direction of a psychiatrist.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.05

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $110,068.14
      Annual Job Openings
      25,587

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Critical Care Nurses

      Critical Care Nurses

      SOC Career Code: 29-1141.03

      Provide advanced nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.05

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $110,068.14
      Annual Job Openings
      25,587

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Clinical Nurse Specialists

      Clinical Nurse Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 29-1141.04

      Plan, direct, or coordinate the daily patient care activities in a clinical practice. Ensure adherence to established clinical policies, protocols, regulations, and standards.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.05

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $110,068.14
      Annual Job Openings
      25,587

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to RN, AS

    Technology and Health Division
    Degree S1201

    The Mt. San Antonio College Nursing Program, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, is a two-year program designed to prepare men and women to give direct nursing care to clients in various practice settings. The program consists of course work in nursing, science, general education, and clinical nursing practice at local hospitals and health agencies. Graduates of the program receive an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.

    The Licensed Vocational Nurse is provided career mobility in the Nursing Program. The Licensed Vocational Nurse may choose between earning an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing or completing the LVN 30-Unit Option track which leads to a certificate, not a degree.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Prerequisite Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Human Anatomy, including a laboratory component.4
    Human Physiology, including a laboratory component.4
    Microbiology, including a laboratory component.4
    ENGL 1AFreshman Composition 14
    PSYC 1AIntroduction to Psychology 23
    CHLD 10Child Growth and Lifespan Development 33
    or PSYC 14 Developmental Psychology

    Non-course Requirements

    1. An overall grade point average of 2.5 for the Human Anatomy, Human Physiology and Microbiology prerequisite courses with no grade less than a “C” for each course and no more than one repetition of any one of these courses.
    2. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for all college coursework completed.
    3. Eligibility for MATH 71 (Preferably MATH 71 or a college level math course completed).
    4. High school graduation or GED or academic degree from an accredited college/university in the United States.
    5. Possess a current, active California Licensed Vocational Nurse license.
    6. A physical examination, including specific immunizations is required of all candidates prior to the beginning of nursing classes.
    7. Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification.
    8. Criminal background check and drug screening must be completed prior to any patient contact.
    9. Nursing 70: Role Transition must be completed with a credit grade prior to entrance into the program. (NURS 70: Role Transition – Due to the clinical component of NURS 70, applicants must submit their names to the Nursing Office for approval prior to enrollment in this course. Applicants must have completed all prerequisite courses prior to taking NURS 70. Applicants must provide proof of current Vocational Nurse License, physical, CPR card, Background Check, and drug testing prior to the start of class).

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Required Nursing Courses
    NURS 4Maternity Nursing3
    NURS 5Psychiatric Nursing3
    NURS 6Pediatric Nursing3
    NURS 7Medical-Surgical Nursing: Nutrition/Elimination/ Surgical Asepsis7
    NURS 8Medical-Surgical Nursing: Circulation and Oxygenation5
    NURS 9Leadership in Nursing1
    NURS 10Medical-Surgical Nursing: Integration/Regulation4
    NURS 11Preceptorship in Nursing2
    Requirements for the Major
    Select one of the following sequences:8-10
    ANAT 35
    ANAT 36
    Human Anatomy
    and Human Physiology
    ANAT 10A
    ANAT 10B
    Introductory Human Anatomy
    and Introductory Human Physiology
    MICR 1Principles of Microbiology4-5
    or MICR 22 Microbiology
    ENGL 1AFreshman Composition4
    or ENGL 1AH Freshman Composition - Honors
    CHLD 10Child Growth and Lifespan Development3
    or CHLD 10H Child Growth and Lifespan Development - Honors
    or PSYC 14 Developmental Psychology
    PSYC 1AIntroduction to Psychology3
    or PSYC 1AH Introduction to Psychology - Honors
    SPCH 1APublic Speaking4
    or SPCH 1AH Public Speaking - Honors
    or SPCH 2 Survey of Communication Studies
    or SPCH 8 Professional and Organizational Speaking
    or SPCH 8H Professional and Organizational Speaking - Honors
    Total Units54-57

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Contact: NursingTitle: DepartmentContact: nursing@mtsac.edu

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