To be considered for enrollment in the Annenberg School of Nursing, you must meet or complete the following requirements:
- Minimum 18 years of age
- Proof of high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED). Copy of diploma, transcript or GED certificate. If transcript or certificate is foreign (non-US), it must be evaluated by a professional transcript evaluation service to determine equivalency to US standards. For evaluation service, contact Rose Hart at 818.552.5800 or email@example.com.
- Pass TEAS Entrance Exam Click here for details about the TEAS Exam.
- Interview with ASN Director
- Pass a physical exam
- Obtain clearance on consumer background report and drug screen
- Perform the physical duties required of a nurse
- Speak, read and comprehend the English language
- Complete a student questionnaire
- Pass a written English examination
- Two letters of recommendation from an employer, instructor, or other relevant person. A letter from a relative is not acceptable.
- Approval of the Director
Upon successfully passing the TEAS entrance exam, the applicant will complete a general questionnaire and meet with an Admissions Representative to discuss background, aptitude, career goals, motivation, placement potential, and a guided school tour.
The applicant will have the opportunity to ask questions and view the classroom and lab. Candidates will then meet with members of the administrative team. The successful applicant will then interview with the Director to discuss the program, student expectations, and career goals.
After assessment of entrance scores, checklist, questionnaire, Director recommendation and administrative team recommendations, the candidate will be notified of start date and receive information on preparing for program entry.
Application fee: $100 (non-refundable)
TEAS Exam: $50
Tuition for the Annenberg School of Nursing 12-month program is all-inclusive, covering instruction and clinical hours, textbooks, testing, physical exam and inoculations, and equipment such as uniforms, stethoscope and watch. Current tuition is highly competitive with other Southern California institutions, where annual fees for LVN programs range as high as $30,000.
Credit from other institutions accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) of the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) will be considered for credit provided the following are met:
- An official copy of the student's transcript are on file with the School
- Courses for consideration were completed within the last 5 years
- A copy of the catalog containing the course description, which the student enrolled under, is provided to the School.
The granting of credit for previous education or experience is based on the Vocational Nursing Practice Act and Regulations, Section 2535 and the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) guidelines. All credit granted, plus work completed in the program, shall meet the requirements of clinical and theory hours approved by the BVNPT. If the Director determines the credits are acceptable for transfer, credit will be given for those courses and the student will be scheduled to take only those courses needed to fulfill the requirements for graduation. Transfer credits are not utilized in calculating grade point average.
Transfer credits accepted for previous education include the following courses:
- Accredited vocational or practical nursing courses
- Accredited registered nursing courses
- Accredited psychiatric technician courses
- Armed services nursing courses
- Certified nursing assistant course (theory component)
- Other courses the School determines are equivalent to courses in the program (i.e., Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology, Nutrition, Mental Health, Pharmacology, Growth and Development, and Microbiology).
Competency-based credit shall be granted for relevant knowledge and/or skills acquired through experience. Student requesting competency based credit shall:
- Submit verification of relevant experience
- Take and pass a written and/or practical examination to determine knowledge base
If competency-based credit is granted, the hours and the grade for the credit will be reflected on the student's academic record, and the hours and tuition will be adjusted accordingly.
If the student desires to waive credit for advanced standing resulting from credit granting, he/she must sign the appropriate document and must be approved by the Director.
The Annenberg School of Nursing may admit alternate students in each new class to replace students who may drop out. The number of alternate students admitted may not exceed 10% of the School's BVNPT approved number of students per class. Prior to admission, alternate students will be informed in writing of their alternate status and that they may be dropped from the program. Alternate students may participate in classes until the commencement of scheduled clinical experiences at approved clinical facilities. Upon commencement of clinical experience at approved clinical facilities, the actual number of students in the class may not exceed the number of students approved by the BVNPT for that particular class. The Director will select alternate students by the first official class day with the selection based on: TEAS score, nursing experience, writing skills, pre-enrollment interviews, completion and accuracy of enrollment application, and completion of financial aid and/or promissory note.
Physical requirements of a vocational nursing student include:
- Being able to move intermittently throughout the day
- Ability to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds
- Meeting the general health requirements set forth by the school and the clinical facilities utilized
Working Requirements of a Vocational Nursing Student
Working conditions of a vocational nursing student include:
- Being subject to frequent interruptions
- Being subject to injury from burns, equipment, and odors throughout the work day
- Being subject to reactions from disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants
- Being subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses
- Being subject to the handling of, and exposure to, hazardous chemicals
Annenberg School of Nursing does not offer English-as-a-second language instruction. The school can refer students to learning centers that offer this instruction. All courses are taught in English and students must be able to speak, read, understand, and write the English language fluently. English abilities will be determined through the School admission test, interviews, completion of the application and all submitted written material.
Annenberg School of Nursing may offer services to their students including placement assistance, financial aid and no-cost tutoring and remediation. Students who experience academic, personal and family difficulties which may interfere with their academic progress will be referred to the appropriate service to complete their studies. Students who need additional assistance due to academic difficulties may arrange for tutoring through their instructor and specialized tutoring is also available at specified times.
The Annenberg School of Nursing will not enroll any students who are knowingly ineligible to obtain licensure or employment in the occupation for which they will be trained.
Annenberg School of Nursing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status in the recruitment of students, or in the implementation of its policies, procedures, and activites.