Thank you for your interest in becoming a Registered Nurse. The LVN to RN Upward Mobility Program provides pre-licensure education. Students completing the one year full-time program are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Please follow the links below for specific information.
All prerequisites must be completed and posted to the appropriate Official College Transcript before submitting an application to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Prerequisites “in progress” are not accepted.
Advisory: Statistics courses at any level do not meet the math prerequisite.
Advisory: Co-Requisites must be completed before the student enters the last semester of the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Courses must be completed with a grade “C” or higher.
Only students selected for enrollment are eligible to take the TEAS assessment. The only score accepted for enrollment in the Sierra College Associate Degree Nursing Program is the score students achieve when completing the test at Sierra College after receiving an offer of provisional acceptance into the program. Students must achieve a cumulative score of 62% to maintain provisional acceptance into the program.
TEAS testing will be offered at the Roseville Gateway campus through Community Education. Please check the following site for upcoming test dates or contact the Community Education office at: (916) 781-6280.
Applications for the LVN to RN Upward Mobility Program are accepted each spring semester beginning April 1st until April 30th (or the last business day prior) at 4:00 p.m. Only complete application packets are evaluated for potential admission. A complete application packet consists of the following:
LVNs wishing to obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse through the upward mobility option must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission.
Please allow 6 weeks from the close of the acceptance period (April 30) for this process to be completed and results communicated via the email address provided on the application. Please be sure the email address is legible.