Program: Career Ladder Nursing


Nursing: LVN to RN Career Ladder

The LVN to RN 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.


LVN to RN Career Ladder, Associate in Science (AS)
LVN to RN Career Ladder (30-unit option), Certificate of Achievement (ACH)

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(New students need to refer to the current academic year for the most up-to-date info) 

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Graduates of the Career Ladder Nursing Program are eligible to transfer into the upper-division nursing courses in ADN to bachelor’s degree nursing programs and ADN to master’s degree nursing programs. The Certificate of Achievement prepares students for an entry-level position in a variety of healthcare settings following successful completion of the NCLEX-RN. 

Persons who complete only the 30 Unit Option certificate program are not graduates of an accredited ADN Program and may not qualify for licensure in other states and/or for admission to graduate programs in nursing.

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.

LBCC Tutoring Center