Porterville College Licensed Vocational Nursing to Registered Nurse (LVN-RN) 30 Unit Option Certificate of Achievement endorses the mission of Porterville college which is: “With students as our focus, Porterville College provides our local and diverse communities quality education that promotes intellectual curiosity, personal growth, and lifelong learning while preparing the student for vocational and academic success.” The Porterville College nursing program adheres to this mission when offering the LVN-RN 30 Unit Option Certificate of Achievement. The mission of the nursing program is to provide an innovative, student-centered educational program that prepares diverse students as candidates to become Registered Nurses to provide safe, quality, evidence-based nursing care in the current healthcare environment. The program is market-conscious as it prepares students to practice nursing in a variety of healthcare environments with input from the community represented through the program’s Advisory Committee.
The 30-unit option provides the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) the opportunity to prepare and sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) after completing 30 college semester units. This option is available to all LVNs entering the PC Nursing Program. This is a two-semester Program. Students do not need to complete all the Porterville College General Education Requirements for the LVN-RN 30-Unit Certificate of Achievement. This option does not lead to an Associate Degree in Nursing.
A grade of “C” or better is required in each nursing course for progression toward the 30-unit option certificate.