Concentration of Study Overview
The RN Nursing Application Period is available from April 1 through June 30 of every year.
The applications need to be delivered or postmarked by June 30 (end of application
period) to be eligible. Status letters are mailed out mid July (no phone calls please
unless you have not received your status letter by July 31).
Do you want a career that involves caring for, supporting and helping people who are
sick or injured? Do you enjoy educating people and being an advocate for health? Becoming
a registered nurse has many rewards and career opportunities are plentiful. Allan
Hancock College offers an associate in science degree and certificate option for LVNs
to become registered nurses (RNs).
The registered nursing (RN) program, fully accredited by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, is a two-semester program offered every year starting in the spring semester.
The program includes both classroom study and supervised clinical practice. Clinical
practice takes place in our labs, local hospitals and medical care facilities.
California licensed vocational nurses (LVN) and graduates from accredited vocational
nursing programs are eligible to apply upon completion of Allan Hancock College program
prerequisites. The LVN-to-RN program is specifically designed to provide the LVN with
an opportunity for career advancement and prepares the LVN for the additional responsibilities
required of the registered nurse. If accepted into the program, you must comply with
background checks and drug screening required by clinical agencies.
In addition, the program has a 30-unit certificate option, completion of which qualifies
the successful graduate to take the RN licensing examination. If you choose to pursue
the 30-unit certificate option you would NOT be a graduate of the Allan Hancock Nursing
Program or of the college. Applicants to this curriculum alternative must meet with
the Associate Degree of Nursing program director for advisement.
Click here for Prerequisite Information. Click here to see the 2014 RN Cost Sheet.
Click here to see the merit based admission criteria* table. This went into effect for the class of 2014.
NCLEX pass rates
*Any student with more than 4 attempts in science pre-requisite courses is ineligible
to apply for the Allan Hancock College ADN program.
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"I chose to come to Allan Hancock College because I've heard so many great things about the nursing program here. We have a really high pass rate for the state boards compared to other schools. The instructors are extremely supportive here and want us to succeed; they go out of the way to see how students learn and cater to that even outside the classroom environment."
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