2 Stage Associate Degree Nursing - ADN

Unitek College's multiple entry program builds on our 11-month Vocational Nursing program with our 9-month Registered Nurse Bridge – LVN to RN Program. Successful completion of both programs leads to an Associate Degree in Nursing. For convenience of our students, Unitek College now offers both of these programs together as a package.


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Frequently asked questions:

1. Is this a real Degree program? Who provides the degree? The first stage (Vocational Nursing) portion is a certificate program. When students pass the NCLEX-PN exam, they receive an LVN license from California. The second stage (LVN to RN Associate Degree Transition Program) is a Transitional Associate Degree program. When students pass the NCLEX-RN exam, they receive an RN license from California. Both the programs are approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and California Board of Registered Nursing respectively.

2. Is your program accredited? Yes. Unitek College's Vocational Nursing program (stage 1) and our LVN to RN Associate Degree Transition Program (stage 2) are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) , a leading accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. All Unitek College's locations (Fremont Main Campus, Sacramento Branch Campus, and San Jose Satellite Campus) are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Click here to see what this means for you.

3. Is your program approved by the Board of Nursing? Yes. Unitek College's Vocational Nursing program (stage 1) and our VN to RN Associate Degree Transition Program (stage 2) are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Gainful Employment disclosure related to this program can be read in our Registered Nurse Bridge - LVN to RN Gainful Employment Disclosure page.

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