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 overall G.P.A. of 3.0 (B) in the prerequisite courses of Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology.
  • 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 99

 

A. PRE-ENTRANCE TESTING Total Possible Points = 20
 

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

  • 20 points: 75% or above on first attempt
  • 15 points: 64.7% or above on first attempt
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:

  • Are employed by the County of Los Angeles
  • Basic program applicants – 1 point for having been employed a minimum of 6 months in a health care facility or minimum of 100 hours of volunteer work (direct patient care) within the last five years
  • LVN Option I applicants – 1 point for having been employed a minimum of 6 months providing direct patient care
  • 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.

D. INTERVIEW PROCESS Total Possible Points = 5
 
  Candidates with the highest total possible points (sections A-C), will participate in a mandatory faculty interview process (this is an assessed timed evaluation of both written and oral communication skills). This process earns an applicant a maximum of 5 points. Successful candidates will be offered admission into the program.
   

 

Advanced Placement LVN Option  II Point System - Overall Total Possible Points 38

 

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:

  • Are employed of the County of Los Angeles
  • Have been employed a minimum of 6 months providing direct patient care
  • 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.

D. INTERVIEW PROCESS Total Possible Points = 5
 
  Candidates with the highest total possible points (sections A-C), will participate in a mandatory faculty interview process (this is an assessed timed evaluation of both written and oral communication skills). This process earns an applicant a maximum of 5 points. Successful candidates will be offered admission into the program.

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

Effective for Fall 2019 Entry