Licensed Vocational Nursing


Concentration of Study Overview

The LVN Nursing Application Period will be available online from April 1 through June 30 of every year.

The applications need to be delivered or postmarked by June 30 (end of application period) to be eligible. Status letters will be mailed out mid-July.
(no phone calls regarding status will be given out over the phone)

Do you enjoy helping and caring for people? Allan Hancock College offers the opportunity to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Your compassion and skill in patient care will help minimize the stress of patients and provide much needed support for registered RNs. You will care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses.

The licensed vocational nursing program is a twelve-month program offered every year, January through December (including summer session). Current California Certified Nursing Assistants who have completed program prerequisites are eligible to apply. The curriculum is designed to prepare the CNA to become an LVN. Classroom study covers basic nursing concepts and subjects related to patient care, including anatomy, physiology, medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics nursing, pharmacology, nutrition, and first aid. Clinical practice takes place in our labs, local hospitals and medical care facilities.

Students must complete the state-mandated hours in classroom and hospital experience in order to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Vocational Nurses. The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) have fully accredited this program. Students accepted into the program must comply with background checks and drug screening required by clinical agencies.

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LVN Cost Sheet PDF

Licensure exam pass rates 

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Christine Rincon

Christine Rincon
Nursing Student

"At Allan Hancock College, I have a clear path for where I want to go in terms of a career. The classes are really challenging and rewarding. The instructors are really open and willing to share their knowledge with you. They have so much experience to share with us, things that would take years to see in the field."
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Last Modified Sep 19, 2016