San Diego State University

LVN to RN Curriculum

The 30-unit program allows the current LVN to apply for licensure as an RN through the California Board of Registered Nursing, and includes the following SDSU courses:

  • BIOL 211, 211L – Fundamentals of Microbiology (4)
  • BIOL 261 – Human Physiology (4)
  • NURS 304 – Clinical Pharmacology in Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 400 – Nursing Care of Complex, High Acuity, or Critically Ill Patients (3.5)
  • NURS 400L – Nursing Care of Complex, High Acuity, or Critically Ill Patients Laboratory (2.5)
  • NURS 410 – Gerontological Nursing (3)
  • NURS 416 – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (5)
  • NURS 458 – Nursing Management and Leadership (3)
  • NURS 458L – Nursing Management and Leadership Laboratory (3)

Total: 30 units