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Guided Pathways

Guided Pathways

Licensed Vocational Nurse to RN, AS S1201

Program: S1201
Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.
Suggested Sequence of CourseworkThis program is available online
Fall Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
ANAT 10A Intro Human Anatomy 4.0
CHEM 10 Chemistry-Allied Health 5.0
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4.0
Total:   13.0
Winter Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4.0
A/AS PE Meet AA/AS Phys Well-Being Req 0.5
Total:   4.5
Spring Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
ANAT 10B Intro Human Physiology 4.0
PSYC 1A Intro to Psychology 3.0
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5.0
Total:   12.0
Summer Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
A/AS HUM AA/AS GE C2 Humanities Course 4.0
Total:   4.0
Fall Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
MICR 22 Microbiology 4.0
A/AS AMIST AA/AS GE D1 Hist & Poli Sc Cr 3.0
A/AS ARTS AA/AS GE C1 Arts Crse 3.0
CHLD 10 Child Growth & Develop 3.0
PSYC 14 (or) Developmental Psychology
Total:   13.0
Fall Semester (Year 3)
Course Prefix Title Units
NURS 4 Maternity Nursing 3.0
NURS 6 Pediatric Nursing 3.0
Total:   6.0
Spring Semester (Year 3)
Course Prefix Title Units
NURS 5 Psychiatric Nursing 3.0
NURS 7 Med/Surg-Ntr/Elim/Sur Ase 7.0
Total:   10.0
Fall Semester (Year 4)
Course Prefix Title Units
NURS 8 M/S Nursing Circ/Oxygen 5.0
NURS 9 Leadership in Nursing 1.0
NURS 10 MS Nurs Integ/Regulation 4.0
NURS 11 Preceptorship in Nursing 2.0
Total:   12.0
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Program Notes

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.


Degree requirements include reading competency. This requirement is met by attaining eligibility for READ 100. You may complete READ 90 or take the reading placement exam and earn a 65 or higher (eligibility for READ 100). 


Nursing Prerequisite Requirements:

  • Human Anatomy, including a laboratory component (4 units)
  • Human Physiology, including a laboratory component (4 units)
  • Microbiology, including a laboratory component (4 units)
  • ENGL 1A   Freshman Composition  (4 units)
  • PSYC 1A Introduction to Psychology 2 (3 units)
  • CHLD 10 Child Growth and Lifespan Development 3 (3 units)
  • or PSYC 14 Developmental Psychology (3 units)

2PSYC 1A must be completed prior to entrance into NURS 5
3CHLD 10 OR PSYC 14 must be completed prior to entrance into NURS 6

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.

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).


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