Licensed Vocational Nursing
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 LVN program is a twelve-month program offered every year, January through December (including summer session). Current California Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) 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.
The LVN Program 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 at the end of July. (Note: Information regarding the status of an application will not be provided over the phone or email)
Students must complete the state-mandated hours in classroom and hospital experience in order to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Vocational Nurses. The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) has fully accredited this program. Students accepted into the program must comply with background checks and drug screening required by clinical agencies.
LVN program applicants must have fulfilled the following eligibility requirements before the application deadline:
- Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
- Must possess a current, valid, and unencumbered 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
Allan Hancock College LVN program is approved by the Board of Licensed Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
- The program received a continued four-year approval from the BNVPT on April 11, 2022.