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 NAMECITY, STATEDEGREE LEVELSUBJECT
Advanced CollegeSouth Gate, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Allan Hancock CollegeSanta Maria, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Angeles CollegeLos Angeles, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Angeles InstituteARTESIA, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Antelope Valley CollegeLancaster, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Bakersfield CollegeBakersfield, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Beaumont Adult SchoolBeaumont, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Blake Austin CollegeVacaville, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
California Career CollegeCanoga Park, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Career Care InstituteLancaster, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Career Colleges of AmericaSouth Gate, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Career Development InstituteLos Angeles, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Career Networks InstituteOrange, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Casa Loma College-Van NuysVan Nuys, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
CBD CollegeLos Angeles, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Central Nursing CollegeLos Angeles, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Cerro Coso Community CollegeRidgecrest, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
CES CollegeBurbank, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Charles A. Jones Career and Education CenterSacramento, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamonga, CAAssociateLicensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamonga, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Charles A. Jones Career and Education CenterSacramento, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Charter College-Canyon CountryCanyon Country, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Citrus CollegeGlendora, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Citrus CollegeGlendora, CAAssociateLicensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
City College of San FranciscoSan Francisco, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Clovis Adult EducationClovis, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
College of the RedwoodsEureka, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
College of the RedwoodsEureka, CAAssociateLicensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
College of the SiskiyousWeed, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
College of the SiskiyousWeed, CAAssociateLicensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational ProgramRedlands, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Concorde Career College-San BernardinoSan Bernardino, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Copper Mountain Community CollegeJoshua Tree, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Copper Mountain Community CollegeJoshua Tree, CAAssociateLicensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Cuesta CollegeSan Luis Obispo, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Downey Adult SchoolDowney, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Feather River Community College DistrictQuincy, CAAward (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Feather River Community College DistrictQuincy, CAAssociateLicensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training