LVN Program Eligibility Requirements and Prerequisite Courses
|LVN Certificate Program Prerequisties||Cuesta College Course||Cuesta College Eqivalent|
|Human Biology*||BIO 212 (3 credits)||NA|
|Human Biology Lab*||BIO 212L (1 credit)||NA|
|College Reading and Writing*||ENGL 156 (4 credits)
||ENGL 180 (4 credits)
(Intro to English Comp)
||MATH 127 (5 credits)
|| MATH 128 (6 credits)
* Completion of higher level college courses, i.e. BIO 205 (Human Anatomy), BIO 206
ENGL 201A (English Composition), and a transfer level Math course, with a grade of "C" or better are accepted.
For courses not taken at Cuesta College, contact Counseling to find out if you need to submit a Pre-LVN Course Equivalency form and documentation.
Course completion vs. Assessment: Applicants to the LVN certificate program must either complete the above Math and English prereq courses (or higher level courses) with a grade of "C" or better; OR place into English 201A and a transfer level math course.
CNA Work Experience Incentive: CNA work experience is not mandatory in order to be eligible to apply to the LVN program. However, applicants who have worked a minimum of 500 hours in the past 2 years as a CNA and who meet the application requirements will be eligible to have their name entered an extra time in the computerized random draw.
ADDITIONAL LVN PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
- Proof of completion of 12th grade education (or higher degree)
- Current California CNA certificate (or verification of state certification)
Contact Counseling and/or refer to the CURRENT YEAR Application Instruction Packet for more information.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS EXIST TO EARN AN LVN ASSOCIATE DEGREE. CONTACT COUNSELING FOR MORE INFORMATION.