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Advanced Placement Policy for Military Personnel


Military Personnel and Veterans with military healthcare training and experience may challenge courses of the nursing program. The following criteria must be met:

  1. All prerequisite courses required for admission into the nursing program must be completed prior to application. 
  2. Documentation of honorable discharge (DD214) or current active honorable service is required. 

The following pathways are available in order to give credit for military training and service.

Pathway I

Including but not limited to Basic Medical Technician (Navy Hospital Corpsman) or USAF Basic Medical Service Technician or Army Medical Specialist.

Challenge exam per college and program policy for the first semester of the ADN program.

  1. Each individual will be evaluated and counseled regarding the suitability of the challenge option considering their training and experience.
  2. Candidates must meet the same eligibility requirements for admission into the ADN program as other applicants, including completion of prerequisites.

Pathway II

Including but not limited to Basic Medical Technician (Navy Hospital Corpsman) or USAF Basic Medical Service Technician or Army Medical Specialist with an active California LVN license (Licensed Vocational Nurse) either through challenge (BVNPT Method 4) or successful completion of an LVN program.

  1. Military personnel with licensure as an LVN in the state of California are eligible to apply for the LVN to RN program. Though preference is given to military personnel and veterans, students are admitted on a space available basis.
  2. Students admitted into the LVN to RN program must first take ADN20A, the LVN to RN transition course, and complete the course with a passing grade. Credit for the first two years of the nursing program is given by challenge by exam immediately following completion of ADN20A. College fees for course work and credit by exam apply.
  3. All ADN prerequisites must be completed prior to admission into the LVN to RN transition course.

*Military records and transcripts must be reviewed by a counselor and the applicant must have a DD214 showing completion of military coursework and service/discharge under honorable conditions.

*Admission requirements will be the same or similar for all students.