Licensed vocational nurses1 can train to become registered nurses who can perform advanced functions such as helping devise patient care plans and supervised dispensing of certain types of medications. This program combines classroom lectures, practical training and clinical exercises designed to prepare you for the many types of challenges RNs face on a daily basis.
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1. Individuals seeking to enter this career field may be subject to screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks and drug/alcohol testing prior to externship, to attain occupational licensure/certification or employment, and throughout their careers.
2. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm (visited September 13, 2019). Data reflects a national projected percentage change in employment from 2018-2028 and may not reflect local economic conditions.
3. Not including breaks. Program length by weeks and admission requirements can be found here in the academic catalog.
Which Locations Offer the Nursing Bridge/Registered Nursing LVN to RN Program?
*Certificate is awarded from the Phoenix campus.
What Will I Learn
A Day In The Life
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the job outlook like for Registered Nurses6?
Nursing offers many opportunities for qualified people with the passion to care for others. Making the move to registered nursing means you’re dedicated to your profession and ready to take your skills to the next level. Good news…there are plenty of opportunities out there for registered nurses! No jobs are a guarantee, so you’ll have to keep up the hard work. In fact, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 12% nationally between 2018 and 20284. And there are some reasons for this growth, including:
- Demand for healthcare services will increase because of the aging population, given that older people typically have more medical problems than younger people.
- Chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity are occurring at growing rates, meaning more people who need your help.
- Growth is also expected to be faster than average in outpatient care centers, for patients who receive same-day chemotherapy, rehabilitation, and surgery5.
4. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm#tab-6 (visited September 13, 2019). Data reflects a national projected percentage change in employment from 2018-2028 and may not reflect local economic conditions.
5. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm#tab-6 (visited September 13, 2019).
6. Individuals seeking to enter this career field may be subject to screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks and drug/alcohol testing prior to externship, to attain occupational licensure/certification or employment, and throughout their careers.
Where can you work as a Registered Nurse7?
State, Local and Private Hospitals
Hospitals are probably the most recognizable places where registered nurses work. You’ll be responsible for patient care, working with physicians and the rest of the patients’ health care team to make sure they get the treatment they need.
Nursing Care Facilities
With a growing population of aging individuals, nursing care facilities continue to require the expertise of registered nurses to help their residents. Registered nurses here will help patients with day-to-day medical concerns and help treat illnesses or ailments.
Physicians see many patients each day, and rely on registered nurses at their practices to assist them. Registered nurses in a physician’s office would be responsible for checking vital signs, administering vaccinations and communicating with the patient.
Home Health Care Services
Sometimes a patient needs extra assistance with a medical condition but prefers to stay in the comfort of their own home. You might be responsible for assisting with medication and answering any questions the patient has about their care.
Students get sick too, and many elementary, middle and high schools and even colleges and universities utilize the expertise of a registered nurse. You’ll be asked to see students complaining of minor ailments.
7. Individuals seeking to enter this career field may be subject to screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks and drug/alcohol testing prior to externship, to attain occupational licensure/certification or employment, and throughout their careers.
Crossing the Bridge to Your Future Career.
You’ve already started on the path toward your career as a nurse, and you’re ready to take your education to the next level. You know the basics, and Carrington College is here to help you learn what it takes to become a registered nurse. At Carrington College’s Boise, Idaho campus, licensed practical nurses ready for a bigger challenge can find it here. Our program is intended to help you take your career to the next level by studying to become a registered nurse. At Carrington College’s Sacramento campus, licensed vocational nurses can train in our Registered Nursing LVN to RN program. Our program is designed to build on the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired to give you the information and experience you need to be able to:8
- Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results
- Take medical histories, record vital signs and symptoms, and explain treatment procedures.
- Draw blood, give injections and administer medications.
- Prepare to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, or NCLEX-RN9
8. Carrington College prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The college does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.
How Does Carrington College Support Me As A Student?
We know college is a big step. But education can be the first step in building a better future. Your instructors, administrators and fellow students are there to help if you ever hit a bump in the road along the way. Carrington College offers a lot of great student support services designed to help you succeed, including:
From scholarships and grants to loans, we will help you understand how to search and apply for financial aid9.
Tutoring and Study Groups
For help with schoolwork, your instructors and Student Success Center staff are often available for tutoring or you can join in an open student study group.
Fixed Tuition Promise
How would you like to know what you’re going to pay, right from the beginning? We promise your tuition won’t change through the length of your program. It’s our commitment to you10.
Externships, Clinical Rotations and Fieldwork
Most programs include an opportunity to learn in the real world before you even graduate! You’ll earn impressive experience that looks great on your resume.
After graduation, we’ll help you with your career search with everything from resume writing help to job search support to interview tips.
9. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
10. Fixed Tuition Promise is available for all Carrington College students who remain active and in good standing during the duration of their program. Students who withdraw or are withdrawn from school and are not reinstated within 180 days of their last date of attendance are subject to a tuition increase. Students who are required to repeat a course to fulfill graduation requirements are subject to additional expenses.
CALIFORNIA LICENSURE EXAM PASS RATES
This program prepares graduates for an occupation in which passage of a California licensing examination is required. The link below shows exam passage rates for the most recent available year. If you have questions regarding the calculation of these rates please contact the agency listed.
California Board of Registered Nursing http://www.rn.ca.gov/education/passrates.shtml