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Upgrade your Nursing career on our LVN to RN associate degree program

December 6, 2011

RN-CCCAIf you are a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) who would like to advance your healthcare career, why not consider studying to become a Registered Nurse (RN)?

While LVNs and RNs perform some similar duties, a Registered Nurse assumes responsibility for total patient care. As an RN you can have an independent, autonomous nursing practice, collaborating with other health care providers, such as physicians, podiatrists, physical therapists, to implement their medical plans of care.  Registered Nurses develop a holistic care plan for each patient, working closely with the family and community to ensure all patients receive optimal health care services.

Registered Nurses (RNs) provide services to patients and their families in hospitals and in a variety of community health care agencies, homes, schools, clinics, medical offices, and residential centers. RNs apply their nursing expertise to the care of patients ranging from newborns to the elderly.

The Carrington College California Registered Nursing associate degree LVN to RN) is an intensive 8 month program open to Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) who are currently working.  Our program is designed to help students meet the stringent educational standards set by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).

The LVN to RN Nursing degree program, available at our Carrington College Boise, Idaho campus, combines formal classroom instruction with hands-on simulation laboratory exercises and hospital clinical experience.  Successful graduates of the program will be awarded an Associate of Science degree in Nursing.  After graduation, you will be eligible to take the state board examination. Graduates who pass this examination receive a license to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse in California.*

If you are a Licensed Vocational Nurse who is currently working and are interested in exploring the option of becoming a Registered Nurse, then perhaps you should consider talking to a Carrington College California Enrollment Services Representative at 1.855.288.2195.

We offer 3 Registered Nursing sessions a year; a new session starts every 4 months.  There are 2 terms, each lasting 16 weeks, with one week off between terms.  Prior to enrollment in the Registered Nursing degree program, there are 9 prerequisite courses that must be completed.

You can find out more about the Carrington College California Registered Nursing program at nursing/ or by phoning the Sacramento campus at 1.855.288.2195 to request an appointment with an Enrollment Services Representative. Why not call today? It may just be the phone call that could change your nursing career forever.

For comprehensive consumer information, please read our Nursing Guide.

* Note that admission to, or graduation from, our Nursing program does not guarantee obtaining a license or certificate to practice nursing. Licensure and certification requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the State Board of Nursing.

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