LVN 30-Unit Option – Career Mobility Track (Certificate E1202)

Technology and Health Division
Certificate E1202

In keeping with Section 1429 of the Board of Registered Nursing Rules and Regulations, completion of this certificate program entitles the student to apply for examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California. This option is specifically designed for California licensees. Other states do not have this provision in their laws; therefore, endorsement for licensure may not be granted.

A certificate of completion is awarded at the end of the course of study. The student who elects to complete the 30-Unit Option track is not a graduate of the Associate in Science Degree Nursing Program at Mt. San Antonio College. Individuals who complete this track are not eligible to return to the college at a later date to complete a degree in nursing. LVN applicants must declare their educational goal at the time of application (30-Unit or Associate Degree). This decision is not subject to change at a later date.

Prerequisite Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Human Anatomy, including a laboratory component.4
Human Physiology, including a laboratory component.4
Microbiology, including a laboratory component.4

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 110 or MATH 110H or MATH 130
  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
  9. 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.)

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
NURS 5Psychiatric Nursing 13
NURS 8Medical-Surgical Nursing: Circulation and Oxygenation5
NURS 9Leadership in Nursing1
NURS 10Medical-Surgical Nursing: Integration/Regulation4
NURS 11Preceptorship in Nursing2
Total Units15

PSYC 1A must be completed prior to entrance into NURS 5.

Nursing Website 

Selection Process

Students applying for admission to the Nursing Program are required to see either a counselor or educational advisor to verify their eligibility to enter the Nursing program.


Students must complete all course prerequisites prior to requesting an appointment for certifying readiness to enter into the Nursing program. Once eligibility has been established and the Admission Assessment Test has been passed, students will enter on a first come first served basis.

  1. Once a student has completed all course prerequisites, they may request an appointment with a counselor or educational advisor.
  2. Students who have completed coursework at other colleges must bring the following information to their eligibility appointment:
    1. Official transcripts of all college work completed at all colleges.
    2. If the prerequisite courses were completed at another college, a course description and a copy of the course syllabus.
    3. Students completing college coursework outside of the United States will need to have their transcripts evaluated by an approved international transcript evaluation agency and must bring the final evaluation to their appointment (students may be able to obtain a list of agencies from the Admissions & Records Office).
    4. Due to specific college deadlines for International Student application, please inform the Counseling/Educational Advisor that this applies to you.
    5. All students will need to bring official proof of high school graduation, GED, or college graduation from an accredited institution in the United States.

Students should also be aware that once they have been admitted to the Nursing program and before beginning the clinical portion of the program, they will need to be able to pass both a criminal background check, including a screening by the Office of Inspector General for welfare or Social Security fraud, as well as testing negative for drug use.


Physical Demands

  • Perform prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/ walking, lifting positioning, pushing, and/or transferring patients
  • Possess the ability to perform fine motor movements with hands and fingers
  • Possess the ability for extremely heavy effort (lift/carry 50 lbs. or more)
  • Perform considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching

Sensory Demands

(may be corrected with adaptive device)

  • Color vision: ability to distinguish and identify colors
  • Distance vision: ability to see clearly 20 feet or more
  • Depth perception: ability to judge distance and space relationships
  • Near vision: ability to see clearly 20 inches or less
  • Hearing: able to recognize a full range of tones

Working Environment

  • May be exposed to infectious and contagious disease, without prior notification
  • Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases
  • Exposed to hazardous agents, body fluids and wastes
  • Exposed to odorous chemicals and specimens
  • Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases
  • Subject to burns and cuts
  • Contact with patients having different religious, culture, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, psychological and physical disabilities, and under a wide variety of circumstances
  • Handle emergency or crisis situations
  • Subject to many interruptions
  • Requires judgment/action which could result in death of a patient
  • Exposed to products containing latex

English Language Skills

Although proficiency in English is not a criterion for admission into the Nursing program, students must be able to speak, write and read English to ensure patient safety and to complete classes successfully.


The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) protects the consumer by screening applicants for licensure in order to identify potentially unsafe practitioners. The BRN may deny applications for interim permits, temporary licenses, and permanent licensure, if the applicant has been found guilty of dishonesty, fraud or deceit, felony child abuse, sex offender crimes, acts involving narcotics, dangerous drugs or devices, assault and/or battery, and other crimes. Applicants who have questions regarding limitations related to licensure, should contact the California Board of Registered Nursing at (916) 322-3350 or access its website at


California Board of Registered Nursing
1747 North Market Boulevard, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 322-3350 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Be technically competent
  • Be employed or seeking employment in the field or a related field
  • Demonstrate effective geriatric patient education for a neurological / endocrine patient.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

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.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall TermUnits
NURS 5 Psychiatric Nursing 3
Spring Term
NURS 8 Medical-Surgical Nursing: Circulation and Oxygenation 5
NURS 9 Leadership in Nursing 1
NURS 10 Medical-Surgical Nursing: Integration/Regulation 4
NURS 11 Preceptorship in Nursing 2
Certificate: LVN-30 Unit Option-Career E1202 2
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records
 Total Units15
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