LVN-to-RN Transition Associate Degree in Nursing
This accredited pre-licensure Registered Nursing program is approved by California's Board of Registered Nursing. Graduates earn an Associate of Science Degree and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing exam (which is required in order to become a licensed RN in California). Students in this program receive instruction onsite at healthcare facilities, in addition to training in Unitek College's on-campus hospital-simulation labs with high-definition mannequins for clinical skills practice.
The program is taught over 34 weeks (two 17-week semesters) including lectures, labs and clinical rotations.
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Frequently asked questions:
1. Is Unitek College accredited? Yes. Unitek College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. Click here to see what this means for you.
2. Is this program approved by the Board of Nursing? Yes. Unitek College's LVN-to-RN Associate Degree Transition Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
3. Is Financial Aid available? Yes, Federal Financial Aid is available to students who qualify.Gainful Employment disclosure related to this program can be read in our Registered Nurse Bridge - LVN to RN Gainful Employment Disclosure page.
If you qualify for the Federal Direct Stafford Loans (Sub & Unsub), please be aware that the federal government charges a loan fee. The Federal Direct Stafford Loans are required by law to provide a range of flexible repayment options, including, but not limited to, income-based repayment (IBR) and income-contingent repayment (ICR) plans, and loan forgiveness benefits, which other student loans are not required to provide; and Federal Direct Stafford Loans are available to students regardless of income.
Private student loans are not federal student loans. Private loans are credit based and may have, either, a variable or fixed interested rate. Private student loans can offer variable interest rates that can increase or decrease over time, depending on market conditions. Private student loans have a range of interest rates and fees; students should determine the interest rate of, and any fees associated with the private student loan before accepting the private loan. The student should contact the lender of the private student loan if they have any questions about the private student loan. The private student loan interest rate may depend on the borrower's credit rating. The student has the ability to choose any lender.