LVN to RN Certificate
California Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) who want to complete the minimum number of units required by the State of California to take the NCLEX examination may apply for this option.
Upon successful completion of the LVN to RN program, you will be eligible to take the NCLEX for Registered Nursing in California only. You will not receive a degree from Concordia University Irvine or be a graduate of an approved program, and you may not be eligible for licensure in other states.
LVNs who select this 30-unit, non-degree method to meet the requirements for licensure as a Registered Nurse in California only should consult the CUI Director of Nursing for an individual program consultation.
Nursing at Concordia
Concordia University's Nursing Program is a contemporary, comprehensive program that has been uniquely designed for you to learn the necessary knowledge and advanced skills to provide excellence in caring, compassionate, and competent nursing care.
Caring. The Nursing Program is guided by the mission of Concordia University as a Christian institution. The curriculum is designed around Dr. Jean Watson's philosophy of caring in nursing. Working closely with faculty role models, you will learn to see nursing as both a philosophical and scientific approach to caring for all those who seek health care, disease prevention and management, health promotion, and health education.
Compassionate. As a student in our Nursing Program, you will gain a broader perspective on your profession. Throughout your courses and interaction with faculty, you will be prepared to provide culturally-sensitive nursing care to a growing ethnically diverse population. You will become an advocate for your patients.
Competent. Our program will not only provide you with a strong scientific knowledge base, but you will have the opportunity to develop and refine your clinical skills and professional strategies. Our graduates are prepared to be accountable in nursing practice, resource management, and quality improvement by demonstrating skills in leadership, critical thinking, and implementing the delivery of nursing care in a variety of settings.
For more information about the LVN to RN program at Concordia University Irvine, please fill out our inquiry form or contact the Nursing Department at (949) 214-3280.
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