Guided Pathways

Guided Pathways

Psychiatric Technician to RN, AS S1209

Program: S1209
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Suggested Sequence of CourseworkIndicates Courses Offered Online
Fall Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4.0
CHEM 10 Chemistry-Allied Health Majors 4.0
CHEM 40 (or) Introduction General Chemistry
ANAT 10A Introductory Human Anatomy 4.0
Total:   12.0
CHEM 10, ANAT 10A/B, MICR 22, CHLD 10 or PSYC 14 GE/graduation requirements as noted Psychiatric Techician Certificate holder complete Psychiatric TechnicianAS holder complete only
Winter Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4.0
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 0.5
Total:   4.5
Spring Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
ANAT 10B Introductory Human Physiology 4.0
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3.0
MATH 110 Elementary Statistics 3.0
PSYC 14 Developmental Psychology 3.0
CHLD 10 (or) Child Growth & Lifespan Dev
Total:   13.0
Summer Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
PSYC 1A Introduction to Psychology 3.0
Total:   3.0
Fall Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 4.0
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3.0
MICR 1 Principles of Microbiology 4.0
MICR 22 (or) Microbiology
Total:   11.0
Fall Semester (Year 3)
Course Prefix Title Units
NURS 3 MSN: Locom/Sens/Integ/Onc/Immu 3.5
NURS 4 Maternity Nursing 3.0
NURS 6 Pediatric Nursing 3.0
Total:   9.5
Spring Semester (Year 3)
Course Prefix Title Units
NURS 7 Med-Surg-Ntr/Elim/Surg Asepsis 7.0
Total:   7.0
Fall Semester (Year 4)
Course Prefix Title Units
NURS 8 Med-Surg Nursing Circ & Oxygen 5.0
NURS 9 Leadership in Nursing 1.0
NURS 10 Med-Surg Nurs Integ/Regulation 4.0
NURS 11 Preceptorship in Nursing 2.0
Total:   12.0
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Program Notes

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 Program:

Multiple Screening Criteria:

Information Sessions:

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  (3 units)
  • CHLD 10 Child Growth and Lifespan Development  (3 units)
  • or PSYC 14 Developmental Psychology (3 units)

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.

Criminal background check and drug screening must be completed prior to any patient contact

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