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LVN to RN 30-Unit Option (Non-Degree)

Section 1435.5 in the Laws Relating to Nursing Education Licensure – Practice in the State of California provides an opportunity for the Licensed Vocational Nurse to prepare for licensure as a Registered Nurse by completing no more than 30 units of designated courses. The Sacramento State LVN to RN 30-Unit Option program has been designed to meet the educational needs of the LVN and to meet the California Board of Registered Nursing requirements for the 30-Unit Option. The program is a FULL-TIME, NON-DEGREE program and will not result in a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing).

Application Procedures

Next Application Date

Fall 2022 LVN to RN Supplemental Nursing Application - We will not be accepting applications.

Fall 2023 LVN to RN Supplemental Nursing Application - We will announce on the website, by June 15th if we are accepting applications.

Eligibility and How to Apply

Licensure, Credentialing, and Certification Requirements

Admission into programs leading to licensure, credentialing, or certification eligibility does not guarantee that students will obtain a license, credential, or certification. Licensure, credentialing, or certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure, credentialing, or certification requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure, credentialing, or certification requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure, credentialing, or certification requirements.

Information concerning licensure, credentialing, or certification requirements are available from our Administrative Support Coordinator, School of Nursing, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6096; 916- 278-6714.