LVN-BSN Selection Process

Applicants will be ranked from highest to lowest and the top scoring applicants will be selected for admission according to the point structure. Points will be awarded based on criteria being completed by the end of the Fall semester.

ADMISSION CRITERIA POINTS
Cumulative GPA 30
Prerequisite Course GPA 40
Applicable Work Experience 10
Applicable Volunteer Experience 10
Residency 5
Clean Academic Pattern on Transcript 5
POSSIBLE BONUS POINTS: Veteran/Spouse of Veteran or Active Duty 5
TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS 100 - 105

PLEASE NOTE: Courses should not be taken Credit/No Credit. If a course has already been taken and passed for Credit, we will assume a grade of “C” for such course(s) in the calculation of the GPA. If course credit was earned through AP exams taken in high school, those exams with a score of 3 or higher, will be accepted and will not be calculated into the prerequisite courses GPA.

OVERALL CUMULATIVE GPA (30 POINTS POSSIBLE)

GPA POINTS GPA POINTS
3.25 - 3.35 4 3.66 - 3.75 20
3.36 - 3.45 8 3.76 - 3.85 24
3.46 - 3.55 12 3.86 - 3.95 28
3.56 - 3.65 16 3.96 - 4.00 30

PREREQUISITE COURSE GPA (40 POINTS POSSIBLE)

GPA POINTS GPA POINTS
3.25 - 3.35 5 3.66 - 3.75 25
3.36 - 3.45 10 3.76 - 3.85 30
3.46 - 3.55 15 3.86 - 3.95 35
3.56 - 3.65 20 3.96 - 4.00 40

APPLICABLE WORK EXPERIENCE
(10 POINTS POSSIBLE)

Work experience will only be accepted if you are working as an LVN.

Work experience at a physical therapy, dentist, optical care, or chiropractic office is not accepted

Please use the Verification of Employment Hours Letter TemplatePDF File Opens in new window

  • The verification letter is the only documentation that will be accepted for points to be awarded.
Amount of time Part-time* Points Full-time* Points
Less than 3 months 2 6
3 - 6 months 4 8
More than 6 months 6 10

*Part-time is based on 20 hours/week or less; Full-time is 21-40 hours/week

APPLICABLE VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE(10 POINTS POSSIBLE)

Volunteer experience will generally only be accepted if you are supervised by a physician or RN, or it is completed in an acute care (hospital), skilled nursing facility, or hospice facility.

Volunteer experience must involve personal interaction with patients or residents. 

Volunteer work at private residences is not accepted unless you are trained and supervised by a physician or RN. 

Volunteer work at a physical therapy, dentist, optical care, or chiropractic office is not accepted

Please use the Verification of Volunteer Hours Letter TemplatePDF File Opens in new window

  • The verification letter is the only documentation that will be accepted for points to be awarded.
50 hours or less 2 points
51 - 100 hours 4 points
101 - 150 hours 6 points
151 - 200 hours 8 points
201 or more hours 10 points

RESIDENCY (5 POINTS POSSIBLE)

Residency Location Points
Orange, Riverside, or San Bernardino Counties 5
Other California Counties 3

CLEAN ACADEMIC PATTERN (5 POINTS POSSIBLE)

Academic Pattern Points
"C-" or lower grades, or "W" or "RP" on transcript  0
No "C-" or lower grades, and no "W" or "RP" on transcript 5