LVN to RN Program
Application Requirements:

  • $50 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Unrestricted LVN License (must show proof of license issued by the CA BVN)
  • Complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of “B” or better prior to matriculation. All prerequisite courses must be taken within (7) years of the submission of application.
    • English (3 units)
    • Sociology (3 units)
    • Psychology (3 units)*
    • Nutrition (3 units)
    • Human Anatomy with lab (4 units)*
    • Human Physiology with lab (4 units)*
    • Statistics (3 units)
    • Speech/ Communication (3 units)
  • Official HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam
    • Minimum of 75% overall cumulative and individual module score (includes module, submodule and subsection scores 75% minimum requirement)
    • Distance Testing Department ID: 201622
    • HESI Admission Assessment Exam Guidelines
      CLICK HERE to register for an upcoming HESI exam at CDU
  • Three letters of recommendation (academic/professional) - Recommendation form is required
    • Click here for the Recommendation Form
    • Recommendations should address the following areas: 
      • A. Relationships with work (paid or voluntary) associates
      • B. Work competence
      • C. Communication and interpersonal skills with persons of diverse backgrounds
      • D. Leadership skills or potential
      • E. Values, ethical standards, responsibility and initiative
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Interviews:
    • Selected applicants will be invited to continue the application process by participating in an in-person(selected applicants will be contacted by phone or email)
    • Background Check
      • All students will need to have a clear criminal background check within a month of being accepted into the program in order to start the program. Throughout the program, a clear background check is required to progress through the program. Some agencies also require live scan fingerprinting in addition to background checks. In order to do so, a valid Social Security Number will be needed.

For International Students: 
We do not require a separate application or additional fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the admissions requirements as outlined above. 
Application Requirements for all applicants submitting coursework outside of the USA

  • Coursework completed outside the US must be evaluated for US course equivalency from one of the following services (course-by-course evaluation required):
    • World Education Services (WES)
    • Josef Silny & Associates (JSA)
    • Global Credential Evaluators (GCE)
    • International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
    • Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI)
    • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers, International Education Service (AACRAO IES)

If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 form, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our Office of International Affairswill be able to assist you. You can contact CDU’s Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) and Director, Office of International Affairs Dr. Lejeune Lockett or (323) 357-3458