Concentration of Study Overview
The RN Nursing Application Period is available from April 1 through June 30 of every year.
The applications need to be delivered or postmarked by June 30 (end of application
period) to be eligible. Status letters are mailed out at the end of July.
(no phone calls regarding your status in the program).
Do you want a career that involves caring for, supporting and helping people who are
sick or injured? Do you enjoy educating people and being an advocate for health? Becoming
a registered nurse has many rewards and career opportunities are plentiful. Allan
Hancock College offers an associate in science degree and certificate option for LVNs
to become registered nurses (RNs).
The registered nursing (RN) program, fully accredited by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, is a two-semester program offered every year starting in the spring semester.
The program includes both classroom study and supervised clinical practice. Clinical
practice takes place in our labs, local hospitals and medical care facilities.
California licensed vocational nurses (LVN) and graduates from accredited vocational
nursing programs are eligible to apply upon completion of Allan Hancock College program
prerequisites. The LVN-to-RN program is specifically designed to provide the LVN with
an opportunity for career advancement and prepares the LVN for the additional responsibilities
required of the registered nurse. If accepted into the program, you must comply with
background checks and drug screening required by clinical agencies.
In addition, the program has a 30-unit certificate option, completion of which qualifies
the successful graduate to take the RN licensing examination. If you choose to pursue
the 30-unit certificate option you would NOT be a graduate of the Allan Hancock Nursing
Program or of the college. Applicants to this curriculum alternative must meet with
the Associate Degree of Nursing program director for advisement.
SB466 - applicants with military education and experience
The following application instructions apply:
All admission criteria must be met as outlined in the RN application.
A current California LVN license is necessary to meet application requirements.
Official Transcrips must show proof of LVN curriculum accomplished by military education
DD214 or Military Card is required. Your discharge status must be in a condition other
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Once application eligibility has been established the veteran will be giving priority
Two admission slots will be held for any applicant who proves military education and
experience and holds a valid and active California LVN license.
If the slots are not filled by priority military applicants the wait list applicants
will be admitted.
This applies only to the RN program.
Click here for Prerequisite Information.
Click here to see the RN Cost Sheet as of Feb 2016.
Click here to see the merit based admission criteria* table. This went into effect for the class of 2014.
NCLEX pass rates
*Any student with more than 4 attempts in science pre-requisite courses is ineligible
to apply for the Allan Hancock College ADN program.
Allan Hancock College RN program is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing and can be found listed on their webpage Accreditation Retention/Attrition Rates.
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