LVN Certificate Program Prerequisites

(Effective for the January 2019 Application)

 Cuesta College 
Course

Cuesta College Equivalent

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)

Intermediate Algebra*

MATH 127 (5 credits)

MATH 128 (6 credits)
(Applied Algebra)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Completion of higher level college courses, i.e. BIO 205 (Human Anatomy), BIO 206 (Human Physiology),
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.

NEW FOR THE JANUARY 2019 APPLICATION:

Course completion vs. Assessment:  Applicants to the LVN certificate program, beginning with the January 2019 application 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 CERTIFICATE 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 (Application instructions are typically posted on this page in mid-November)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS EXIST TO EARN AN LVN ASSOCIATE DEGREE. CONTACT COUNSELING FOR MORE INFORMATION.