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Licensed Vocational Nursing


About Us

The LVN Program is a three-semester program teaching basic nursing care, administration of medications, and carrying out therapeutic and rehabilitative measures. Upon completion, a student is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) to become licensed as a Vocational Nurse. An additional one semester of prerequisites provides the student with the opportunity to apply to the LVN/Paramedic to RN - Career Mobility.


LVN Application will be available here February 2025 for a fall start date.

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How to Apply

  • Complete the CR Online Application
  • Submit an Application for the Licensed Vocational Nursing Program to the Health Occupations office during the Enrollment Period. 
  • Applications that are mailed to the Health Occupation Department must be date stamped from the post office February 1 - 14.
  • You may deliver your application, February 1 - 14,  to the Health Occupations Department during business hours. Applied Technology Building, Room AT-118. Please use the drop box. You will receive a confirmation email that your application was received within two business days.                     
  • Applications must include Official Sealed Transcripts and/or e-transcripts sent from an authorized transcript ordering service. Authorized e-transcripts are accepted to during the application period, February 1 -14. Please make a small side note on the application if you have ordered e-transcripts.
  • Your mycr email address will be used for correspondence with the Health Occupations department.  

The LVN program is offered every other year. The next offering of the LVN program is Fall of 2023. The application period will open in Spring of 2023.

Admission to the LVN Program is determined by a point based selection process.

Please note: The LVN program is a three-semester program. All students admitted will complete the program in three semesters of consecutive coursework. (Fall/Spring/Fall). Time from program admission to program completion is 18 months.  For example, an LVN class was admitted Fall 2023. Required coursework was be completed in December 2024. 

Application Requirements

  1. BIO-8 (Human Biology) and HO-15 (Nutrition) are program pre-requisites. You must complete both of these courses with a 'C' or better prior to the start of the fall 2023 semester in order to qualify for the LVN program..
  2. Certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Home Health Aide is required for program application. 
  3. A 10-panel urine drug screen is required 30 days before the beginning of your first clinical rotations and every Fall following a summer break. Positive results mean you cannot attend clinical per clinical agency contract. Inability to attend clinical will result in being dismissed from the course. 

Employment opportunities include:

  • Acute and chronic care settings
  • Health care provider settings
  • Other healthcare facilities
fast Fact
60% of nurses in California receive their educations from a community college.

California Employment Statistics

Licensed Vocational Nurse


Median Wage with an Associate’s Degree

Projected Job Growth


Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook 2018-2028

Contact Us

General Questions Phone : 476-4135 Email :
Admissions Phone: 476-4200 Email:
Financial Aid Phone: 476-4182 Email:
Counseling Phone: 476-4150 Email:

Contact Information

Health Occupations Home

 Jessica Howard, Dean of Nursing and Healthcare Pathways

 Cheryl Merten, Administrative Office Coordinator


 Health Occupations Office, AT-100C

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