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The Vocational Nursing Program is a full-time two and one-half semesters program. It is also designed to allow students to transition from Licensed Vocational Nursing Program to the Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN). After completing the one-year program, LVN graduates who have completed all ADN prerequisites are eligible to apply to the ADN program to become a Registered Nurse.

Students who are certified nursing assistants (C.N.A.) and have met all of the prerequisites may be eligible to apply to the VN program. At the completion of the VN program, the graduate is qualified to take the national council licensing examination for vocational-practical nursing (NCLEX-VN/PN). 

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The VN program is approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). Students may telephone or email the BVNPT at any time to discuss questions or concerns.

  BVNPT Education Unit telephone number: (916) 263-7843
  Address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205, Sacramento,
  CA  95833-2945.


The Vocational Nursing Department is located in building 'C' room #100


The Vocational Nursing Program Application Period has been extended!

Please submit your application now between 8 AM to 4 PM.


Starting Fall 2014 all VN applicants must be a C.N.A. and have met Writing proficiency for graduation.

Click how to apply to find out how to apply to the program. Follow the steps carefully!

Click office hours for Allied Health and Nursing Department office hours.



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Program Information Meetings

Spring Semester 2018 

Information Meetings

All interested candidates must attend one information meeting prior to acceptance to the program. However, it is not mandatory for the VN program.

Vocational Program Overview

Click links below for an overview of our Vocational Nursing Program requirements.

VN Program Student Orientation

VN Curriculum Guide


Click rates for up-to-date information about student transfer rate in California.                 


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What is Needed Before Starting Clinical?


In order to comply with all standards established by the Orange County/Long Beach Consortium for Nursing and various clinical agencies attended by students throughout the program certain health and safety information and records must be maintained in each student file. 

All nursing programs require students to have a clear background check, health evaluation and immunizations, malpractice insurance, and a CPR card for Health Care providers - AED (American Heart Association only), as well as other requirements imposed by clinical training agencies. 


Health Requirements

Click link to find what is required of you before starting clinical.

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Safety Requirements 

Click link to find what is required of you before starting clinical.

Safety Before Clinical

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External Links

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
American Diabetes Association
American Nurses Association
American Nurses Association - California
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Board of Vocational Nursing 
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
Centers of Disease Control and Prevention
Emergency Nurses Association
Health Professions Education Foundation
 National Institutes of Health
Nursing Job Resource
United Nurses Association of California