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RN Program Options (Three Options)

     
Option I—Generic RN, academic program of two years.
Applicants interested in this option must:
 A. Complete the admission prerequisites.
 
 B. Be admitted into the Santa Ana College Registered Nursing (RN) program at the first year of the program or      be advanced placed.
Option II—LVN to RN, academic program of one year.  
Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) are admitted at the beginning of the second year of the program. To apply for licensure as a Registered Nurse one must be licensed in California as a Vocational Nurse and:
A. Complete the admission prerequisites.

B. Be admitted into the Santa Ana College RN program for advanced placement into the beginning of                   the second year of the program (third semester) with college credit granted for 18 units of LVN 
    courses.
C. Complete the Role Transition course with "Pass" before entering the program.
 
D. Be advanced placed which is dependent on space availability in the program. 
Option III—Thirty (30) Unit Option (BRN Regulation 1429), academic program of one year.
 
Information on the Thirty (30) Unit option is available in the Nursing Department. Applicants interested in this option are required to meet with the Program Director regarding this option being a non degree option and:
A. Must be licensed in California as a Vocational Nurse.
 
B. Complete the prerequisites required for the 30 Unit Option.
 
C. Be admitted into the Santa Ana College RN program in the beginning of the second year of the program           ​(third semester).
 
D. Complete the Role Transition course with "Pass" before entering the program.
 
E. Be advanced placed which is dependent upon space availability in the program.