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Two pathways for Military Personnel and Veterans have been established for enrollment into the Sacramento City College (SCC) Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program

Pathway I – General RN program (AS Degree)

  1. Education and experience must meet all general entrance requirements of SCC and the nursing program.
  2. Applicants with documented bedside care in a hospital ward, or an equivalent thereof, and successful completion of a theory, math and skills challenge exam for N407 (first semester) can allow the applicant eligibility for the second semester in the RN program based on space available in the course.   
  3. No recency requirements for the prerequisite courses are in place (per program policy).
  4. Course equivalency must be verified for each course according to SCC and program policy.
  5. California Community Colleges currently does not provide equivalency of the Joint Service Transcript as an accredited college transcript at this time.
  6. SCC ADN enrollment criteria assess 5 points toward the veteran’s enrollment application, providing a copy of the Department of Defense form (DD-214) is submitted which confirms “Honorable Discharge.”
  7. Candidates must meet the same eligibility requirements for admission into the SCC ADN program as other applicants, including completion of:
    • science prerequisite courses
    • general education course for the Associate Science Degree (ASD)
    • the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
  8. Completion of all general education courses for graduation before enrollment into the nursing program is highly recommended.

Pathway II - LVN to RN Career Mobility (ASD in nursing)

  1. See above for minimum recommendations and requirements
  2. Have an active California LVN license either through challenge (BVNPT Method 4) or successful completion of the LVN program
  3. Attend Nursing 307 Transition to ADN (5 units) – Six weeks of theory and clinical
  4. Minimum of six months of recent LVN work experience with verification