American River College in Sacramento and Azusa Pacific University in Azusa offer licensed vocational nurse to registered nurse programs. Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles also provides a program for LVNs to become RNs. Approximately 63 California colleges and universities offer LVN to RN programs, according to BestNursingDegree.com.
American River College's program, called the LVN-to-RN Career Mobility program, admits LVNs interested in becoming RNs. The program requires LVNs to take general education and nursing courses, and to participate in lab courses to successfully complete the program.
Azuza Pacific University offers LVNs two tracks to earn their nursing licenses. LVNs can enroll in the track that allows them to take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses, or NCLEX-RN, upon successful completion of nursing coursework. They can also enroll in the track that culminates in a bachelor of science in nursing degree. Prospective students are evaluated for admission on case-by-case basis, according to the university.
Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles also offers an LVN to RN mobility program as part of its associate degree in nursing program. Prospective students, who are LVNs, must pass an entrance exam to earn academic credit for their nursing experiences. LVNs must also take general education and nursing courses to earn their degrees.