Program: Registered Nursing

The ADN nursing program provides high-quality nursing education to qualified and diverse students. The program facilitates the development of entry-level nurses who are prepared to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the community. The faculty support a student-centered environment of collaboration, communication, safety, excellence, and compassionate nursing care.

Accreditation Statement & Contact Info

The Associate Degree Nursing program and LVN to RN Career Ladder program at Long Beach City College at the LAC Campus located in Long Beach, California is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia  30326, 404-975-5000. The program is also approved by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is continuing accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.


Registered Nursing, Associate in Science (AS)

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The program is designed to be completed in two years (after completion of pre-requisites) and qualifies the student to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination given by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing. The program satisfies the requirements for an Associate degree and/or a Career Certificate. The graduate is qualified for immediate employment in acute care hospitals and many other healthcare facilities. 

This Associate Degree and Certificate of Achievement prepare students for an entry-level position in a variety of healthcare settings following successful completion of the NCLEX-RN. The RN also serves as a foundation for specialization. 

Graduates of the Associate Degree Registered Nursing program are also eligible to transfer into the upper-division nursing courses in RN to bachelor’s degree nursing programs and RN to master’s degree nursing programs.

To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.


The Multidisciplinary Success Center has science specific tutors who provide individualized tutoring. Students can sign up for half an hour time slot.

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