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Licensed Vocational Nursing

Woman nursing studentAllan 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. Clinical practice takes place in our labs, local hospitals and medical care facilities.

Application Information

The LVN Nursing Application Period will be available online from April 1-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 end of July. (no phone calls regarding status will be given out over the phone)

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.


  • Students must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Possess a current California CNA certification or Psychiatric Technician License
  • Must have completed the following courses or equivalent with a grade of C or better:
    • English 101
    • Math 331 (Algebra II) - equivalent or higher
    • Psychology 101
    • Biology 124 - Anatomy
    • Biology 125 - Physiology

Other Information

LVN Cost Sheet

Licensure exam pass rates

Accreditation Information

Allan Hancock College LVN program is approved by the Board of Licensed Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.