Nursing, A.S.

Admission Requirements

Note: Meeting admission requirements for the program does not guarantee admission into the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. Please see the Multi-Criteria Selection Process form for more information about the selection process.

LVN to RN Transition

Degree/Non-Degree Candidate

Students choosing this option are Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN’s) or Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) who would be eligible to enter the third semester of the Associate in Science in Nursing program after completing the recommended LVN to RN Transition courses. Students can opt to meet all of the requirements for the Associate in Science in Nursing degree (degree candidate) or to satisfy the course requirements for only those courses that are required by the California State Board of Registered Nursing as the content required for RN licensure (nondegree candidate). Students can apply for advanced placement if he/she has completed courses at another college. Students will be admitted once a year in the fall semester.

Degree Candidate

Admission Requirements: Note: Meeting admission requirements for the program does not guarantee admission into the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. Please see the Multi-Criteria Selection Process form for additional information about the selection process. In addition, a “Pre-Nursing Information Workshop attendance is mandatory. 

30 Unit Non-Degree Option

Students choosing this option are Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN’s) or Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) who would be eligible to enter the third semester of the program after the LVN to RN Transition preparatory courses  NURS 572 and NURS-232 Role Transition are completed. Students can opt to meet all of the requirements of the Associate Degree in Science in Nursing degree (degree candidate) or to satisfy the course requirements for only those courses that are required by the California Board of Registered Nursing as the content required for RN licensure (non-degree candidate). Students can apply for advanced placement into the LVN-RN option if he/she has completed courses at another college. This student will be required to satisfy 30-semester units in nursing and physical sciences in order to qualify them to apply for RN licensure in California. This option is recognized only in the state of California. Students will be admitted once a year in the fall semester based on space availability.

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AS.NURS.RN or AS.LVN2RN

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Pre-Nursing: MSJC/LOMA LINDA

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics 3
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI-101 Principles of Sociology 3
NUTR-101 Introduction to Nutrition Science (formerly Nutrition and Foods) 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
ANAT-101 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
CHEM-107 Chemistry of Life 5
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
ANAT-102 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I 4
ART-104 World Art 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
PSYC-103 Human Development 3
 Units17
Spring Semester 2
BIOL-125 Microbiology 4
PHIL-101 Introduction to Philosophy I 3
SPAN-102 Elementary Spanish II 4
PE-119B Intermediate Fitness Walking 2
DAN-201 Dances of the World 1
 Units14
 Total Units62

Pre-Nursing: MSJC Option B: CSU

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics 3
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI-101 Principles of Sociology 3
NUTR-101 Introduction to Nutrition Science (formerly Nutrition and Foods) 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
ANAT-101 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
CHEM-107 Chemistry of Life 5
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
ANAT-102 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I 4
ART-104 World Art 3
ANTH-102 Cultural Anthropology 3
PSYC-103 Human Development 3
 Units17
Spring Semester 2
BIOL-125 Microbiology 4
HIST-111
U.S. History to 1877
or U.S. History Since 1865
3
SPAN-102 Elementary Spanish II 4
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
 Units14
 Total Units62

Pre-Nursing: MSJC Option C: UC

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
MATH-211 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
CHEM-101 General Chemistry I 5
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
ANAT-101 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
CHEM-102 General Chemistry II 5
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
ART-104 World Art 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
ANAT-102 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
CHEM-112 Organic Chemistry I 5
PHIL-105 Introduction to Ethics 3
ANTH-102 Cultural Anthropology 3
 Units15
Spring Semester 2
BIOL-125 Microbiology 4
HIST-111
U.S. History to 1877
or U.S. History Since 1865
3
MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics 3
BIOL-134 Human Heredity and Evolution 3
 Units13
Fall Semester 3
STEM ONLY
BIOL-150 General Biology I 4
SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I 4
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
 Units11
Spring Semester 3
STEM ONLY
BIOL-151 General Biology II 4
SPAN-102 Elementary Spanish II 4
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
 Units11
 Total Units81

NOTE: For students who did not meet the LOTE requirement in high school, they may fulfill Area 6 by demonstrating proficiency by completing ASL-100 American Sign Language IFREN-101 Elementary French I or SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I with a grade C or better. Languages other than English for Native Speakers are also acceptable for meeting this requirement.

An Associate Degree in this program requires students to follow MSJC's General Education, Option A and complete all general education areas, all major requirements, and complete an overall total of 60 degree applicable units with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Minimum cumulative college level GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale with a grade of “C” or better in the following courses:

NOTE: Students who have AP scores to satisfy ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) and Math to meet MSJC program admission requirements will need to provide official scores. Must meet with Nursing & Allied Health Counselor to review and complete AP petition process.

Admission Requirements: High School graduate (or equivalency) 

Course Title Credits
Prerequisites
ANAT-101Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
ANAT-102Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
BIOL-125Microbiology4
or BIOL-125H Honors Microbiology
ENGL-101College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)4
or ENGL-101H Honors College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)
MATH-140Introduction to Statistics3
or any College Level Math numbered 100 or higher
Total Units19
Course Title Credits
Semester One
NURS-194Pharmacology & Dosage Calculations for Nurses3.5
NURS-212Foundations of Nursing4
NURS-214Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing I4
NURS-571Foundations of Nursing Skills Lab (formerly NURS-071)0.5
Semester Two
NURS-222Nursing Care of Children & Families3.5
NURS-224Beginning Medical-Surgical Nursing II5
NURS-226Nursing of Childbearing & Families3.5
NURS-572Basic Medical Surgical Nursing Skills Lab (formerly NURS-072)0.5
Semester Three
NURS-234Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing III5
NURS-236Mental Health Nursing3
NURS-238Gerontology and Community Nursing2
NURS-573Intermediate Nursing Skills Lab (formerly NURS-073)0.5
Semester Four
NURS-244Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing IV4
NURS-248Preceptorship2.5
NURS-574Advanced Nursing Skills Lab (formerly NURS-074)0.5
Additional Associate Degree and Requirements
PSYC-101Introduction to Psychology3
or PSYC-101H Honors Introduction to Psychology
PS-101Introduction to American Government and Politics3
or PS-101H Honors Introduction to American Government and Politics
Select one of the following:3
Public Speaking
Honors Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Honors Interpersonal Communication
Humanities Area C on Option A GE 13
Diversity AREA F on Option A GE 13
Total Units57
1

Any course from Area C (Humanities) and Area F (Diversity). See the MSJC Option A General Education Breadth Pattern.

Note: Graduates from the A.S. in Nursing Program meet the requirement of Physical Education and Healthful Living

LVN to RN Transition

Degree Candidate

Prerequisites

(For admission into the third semester of the program)

Minimum cumulative college level GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale with a grade of “C” or better in the following courses:

Course Title Credits
Required Prerequisites
ANAT-101Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
ANAT-102Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
BIOL-125Microbiology4
or BIOL-125H Honors Microbiology
ENGL-101College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)4
or ENGL-101H Honors College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)
MATH-140Introduction to Statistics3
or any College Level Math numbered 100 or higher
PSYC-101Introduction to Psychology3
or PSYC-101H Honors Introduction to Psychology
Total Units22

LVN, licensed in California or proof of LVN program graduate awaiting licensure.

Course Title Credits
Preparatory Coursework
NURS-232Role Transition3
NURS-572Basic Medical Surgical Nursing Skills Lab (formerly NURS-072)0.5
3rd Semester
NURS-234Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing III5
NURS-236Mental Health Nursing3
NURS-238Gerontology and Community Nursing2
NURS-573Intermediate Nursing Skills Lab (formerly NURS-073)0.5
4th Semester
NURS-244Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing IV4
NURS-248Preceptorship2.5
NURS-574Advanced Nursing Skills Lab (formerly NURS-074)0.5
Additional Associate Degree and Requirements
PS-101Introduction to American Government and Politics3
or PS-101H Honors Introduction to American Government and Politics
Select one of the following:3
Public Speaking
Honors Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Honors Interpersonal Communication
Humanities Area C on Option A GE 13
Diversity Area F on Option A GE 13
Total Units33
1

Any course from Area C (Humanities) and Area F (Diversity). See the MSJC Option A General Education Breadth Pattern.

Note: Graduates from the A.S. in Nursing Program meet the requirement of Physical Education and Healthful Living.

30 Unit Non-Degree Option

In accordance with BRN regulations, this option must contain specific coursework but may not exceed 30 units. At MSJC our required coursework is complete at 28 units.

Prerequisites

Minimum cumulative college level GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale with a minimum grade of “C” in the following courses:

Course Title Credits
BIOL-125Microbiology4
or BIOL-125H Honors Microbiology
ANAT-101Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
Total Units8

 LVN, licensed in California or proof of awaiting licensure.

Nursing Courses

Course Title Credits
Preparatory Coursework
NURS-232Role Transition3
NURS-572Basic Medical Surgical Nursing Skills Lab (formerly NURS-072)0.5
3rd Semester
NURS-234Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing III5
NURS-236Mental Health Nursing3
NURS-238Gerontology and Community Nursing2
4th Semester
NURS-244Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing IV4
NURS-248Preceptorship2.5
Total Units20

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