Selection of Students

Selection of students is based on satisfactory completion of all the admission requirements.

Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of openings, a point system will be used to evaluate all applicants

NOTE: The “point system” has been used for several application periods. Points required for acceptance have ranged between 77 and 82 points during the past 2 years. This requires a minimum grade point average of "B" or above in the science pre-requisite courses.  The grade point average (GPA) in science courses was 3.3 and above.

Point System:

For the Basic (Generic Program)

  • Minimum grade of “C” in the prerequisite courses of Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology with no less than an overall G.P.A. of 2.5.
  • For applicants meeting the above criteria, the following point system is utilized to determine who will be admitted.

 

Basic (Generic) and Advanced Placement LVN Option I - Overall Total Possible Points 94

 

A.

PRE-ENTRANCE TESTING Total Possible Points = 20
 

Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS or TEAS V) is the pre-entrance exam utilized

  • 15 points: 64.7% on the first attempt
  • 5 bonus points: 75% or above on the first attempt
  • 10 points: 64.7% on the second attempt
  • 0 points: Any further attempts.

B.

COLLEGE ACADEMIC COURSES Total Possible Points = 70
  Points are awarded for a completion of course work as follows:
Academic Courses Points for Grade
  A B C
Anatomy 15 10 5
Physiology 15 10 5
Microbiology 20 15 10 5
English 101 10 8 6
Psychology 41 3 2 1
Sociology 1 3 2 1
Speech 101 3 2 1
Humanities Requirement 3 2 1
Political Science or U.S. History 3 2 1

C.

BONUS POINTS Total Possible Points = 4
 

One point each is awarded to applicants who:

  • Met the minimum admission requirements for the previous class but were not accepted.
  • Are employees of the County of Los Angeles
  • Have been employed a minimum of 3 months in a Healthcare Facility or minimum of 100 hours of  volunteer work (direct patient care within the last five years)
  • Veterans or their dependents (Submit copy of DD214)

*Verification letter from supervisor or designee of the Health Care Facility must be submitted on official letterhead stationary.  No copies will be accepted or considered.

   

 

Advanced Placement LVN Option  II Point System - Overall Total Possible Points 33

 

A.

PRE-ENTRANCE TESTING Results used for counseling only

B.

COLLEGE ACADEMIC COURSES Total Possible Points = 30
  Points are awarded for a completion of course work as follows:
Academic Courses Points for Grade
  A B C
Physiology I 15 10 5
Microbiology 20 15 10 5

C.

BONUS POINTS Total Possible Points = 3
 

One point each is awarded to applicants who:

  • Met the minimum admission requirements for the previous class but were not accepted.
  • Are employees of the County of Los Angeles
  • Veterans or their dependents (Submit copy of DD214)

*Verification letter from supervisor or designee of the Health Care Facility must be submitted on official letterhead stationary.  No copies will be accepted or considered.

The number of applicants accepted for all programs is based on the point system and space availability.

Effective for Spring 2016 Entry