Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to Associate Degree in Nursing

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to Associate Degree in Nursing AS

The West Hills College Lemoore LVN to Associate Degree Nursing Program endorses the mission of West Hills College Lemoore (WHCL) which is: to serve “a diverse community of students who seek an affordable, accessible, relevant, and rigorous education. The college community is dedicated to student learning and achievement by providing quality courses that lead to certificates, associate degrees, transfer, and career pathways.” (West Hills College Lemoore 2018-2019 Catalog, p.7).

The West Hills College Lemoore Associate Degree Nursing Program adheres to this mission when offering the Associate Degree in Nursing. The mission of the nursing program is to provide an innovative, student-centered educational program that prepares diverse students as candidates to become Registered Nurses to provide safe, quality, evidence-based nursing care in the current healthcare environment. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is qualified to take the NCLEX-RN examination.

West Hills College Lemoore LVN to Associate Degree Nursing Program students will embody the Integrating Concepts of the National League for Nursing (NLN) and develop the ability to move with grace through the many realms of nursing. The students will master varied areas of knowledge and science. They will be prepared to operate in complex environments while meeting the highest standards of quality and safety. Students will be able to work comfortably in inter-disciplinary healthcare teams. With an awareness of their own personal and professional growing edge and learning needs, they will be able to build the relationships by which they touch and respond to those in need in the communities they serve.

Program Prerequisites:

  • BIO 32 (Human Anatomy)
  • BIO 35 (Human Physiology)
  • BIO 38 (Microbiology)
  • ENG 1A (Composition & Reading)
  • Current and unrestricted LVN license
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • No less than a C grade for Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology and English 1A
  • No more than one repetition for the above classes


Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses
NURS-012 Role Transition LVN to RN 5
NURS-030 Culture of Health 4 3
NURS-030L Culture of Health 4 Immersion 3
NURS-031 Culture of Health 5 1.5
NURS-031L Culture of Health 5 Immersion 1.5
NURS-040 Culture of Health 6 2.5
NURS-040L Culture of Health 6 Immersion 3.5
NURS-041 Transition into Practice in the Community 1.5
NURS-041L Community Immersion
Total 22.5