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 unless you have not received your status letter by
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
LVN Cost Sheet PDF
Licensure exam pass rates
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