CNA to LVN Programs in California

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) in California wanting to advance in their careers in nursing, they can become a Licensed Vocational Nurse or (LVN). There are more than 165 schools available in the state with LVN training based in community colleges, technical schools and local health care facilities. LVN careers are expected to grow in job demand at a pace of 23% per year until 2020 according to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, for that reason it has never been a better time to join this exciting and rewarding career.

Becoming a LVN in California

When you are already a CNA

Certified Nursing Assistants already graduated and with professional experience can become a LVN in the state of California by completing a program endorsed by the state’s Nursing Board.

How long will it take to become an LVN in California?

One year is the short answer, for students with professional experience such as CNAs but also any other student, like those finishing high school. Prospective students will need to choose a school that has been endorsed by the state’s Nursing Board (refer to this page for contact information), in order to get more chances of a successful job placement when you enter the workforce but also because California’s nursing board will require you to complete an examination to obtain a licence to practice nursing in the state, the NCLEX-PN. One of the requirements to be allowed to sit that exam is having graduated from an accredited nursing school.

Below, you’ll find a list of schools that will help you earn a diploma as a LVN and start an exiting career path in nursing:

 

SCHOOL NAME CITY, STATE DEGREE LEVEL SUBJECT
Advanced College South Gate, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Allan Hancock College Santa Maria, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Angeles College Los Angeles, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Angeles Institute ARTESIA, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Antelope Valley College Lancaster, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Bakersfield College Bakersfield, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Beaumont Adult School Beaumont, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Blake Austin College Vacaville, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
California Career College Canoga Park, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Career Care Institute Lancaster, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Career Colleges of America South Gate, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Career Development Institute Los Angeles, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Career Networks Institute Orange, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Casa Loma College-Van Nuys Van Nuys, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
CBD College Los Angeles, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Central Nursing College Los Angeles, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
CES College Burbank, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center Sacramento, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga, CA Associate Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center Sacramento, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Charter College-Canyon Country Canyon Country, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Citrus College Glendora, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Citrus College Glendora, CA Associate Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Clovis Adult Education Clovis, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
College of the Redwoods Eureka, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
College of the Redwoods Eureka, CA Associate Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
College of the Siskiyous Weed, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
College of the Siskiyous Weed, CA Associate Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program Redlands, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Concorde Career College-San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Copper Mountain Community College Joshua Tree, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Copper Mountain Community College Joshua Tree, CA Associate Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Downey Adult School Downey, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Feather River Community College District Quincy, CA Award (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Feather River Community College District Quincy, CA Associate Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training