Licensed Vocational Nursing
Concentration of Study Overview
The 2014 LVN Application is closed. The next application period for 2015 will open
April 1 - June 30, 2014. Status letters will be sent out by July 15th.
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
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.
View Prerequisite Information
View the 2014 LVN Cost Sheet PDF
Licensure exam pass rates
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"I chose to come to Allan Hancock College because I've heard so many great things about the nursing program here. We have a really high pass rate for the state boards compared to other schools. The instructors are extremely supportive here and want us to succeed; they go out of the way to see how students learn and cater to that even outside the classroom environment."
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Video: LVN student Julio prepares for RN program