anyone know about 30-unit option program?

  1. Does anyone know about this 30-unit option program? I know its an LVN to RN program and can challenge the NCLEX-RN Board and you must have a current, valid California LVN license and have to take certain prereqs...With this program, I dont think you can get any degree and is only available in community colleges in California. If anyone know more info about this, please let me know. Thanks!
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   htz204
    I was thinking about it too...but was told that you can only work in CA...so I don't think it's a good idea.
  4. by   TheCommuter
    The California LVN-to-RN 30 unit option leads to 2 outcomes: a terminal education and a limited RN license.

    The 30-unit education is terminal because it does not lead to a degree or diploma, and you simply cannot return to school to take a few classes and earn a degree once you have completed this option. You'll have to start from scratch as if you had never attended school before, and complete an entire 2 year ADN program or 4 year BSN program if you want the degree.

    The 30-unit education leads to limited RN licensure because it can never be endorsed to any other state. Other states do not accept the 30-unit program and, therefore, will not allow you to practice registered nursing in their states with this education.
  5. by   agldragonRN
    yeah i heard that route is only good for california. if you think you will live and practice your whole life in california, then maybe it's alright to take that route. i would think twice though because you never know what the futute holds for us.

    angel
  6. by   pickledpepperRN
    There are programs that only admit LVNs.
    You can then be licensed by endorsement in another state if your plans change.

    http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/rnprgms.htm

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