Sacramento LVN Programs - California

Complete LVN training in California to earn your LVN certification and increase your marketability with employers.
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LVN courses are being offered at vocational schools, trade schools and private LVN schools in California.

Find out more about getting your LVN degree in California - online & campus-based options are available.

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LPN Programs in Sacramento, California

LVN programs in Sacramento, California are a great start to a nursing career. These nurses provide patient care alongside RNs, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. This career path is both stable and rewarding.

LVN programs allow individuals to begin a new career with little additional education. These programs can usually be completed in 12-14 months of full-time study and 18-20 months of part-time study.

LVN programs in Sacramento must be made up of at least 1,530 hours, including 576 hours of theory, 954 of clinical, and 54 hours of pharmacology. The state of California requires students to complete a program that meets these criteria, and to pass the NCLEX exam for practical nursing, in order to become licensed.

Online vs. Traditional Learning Environments

The programs may vary in terms of learning environment, but all will have some component that is completed in a clinical setting. Some programs may offer courses in a virtual learning environment, while others may only offer classes on-site. Classroom-based learning is beneficial, because students can interact with classmates and speak to instructor's face-to-face.

Though LVN programs are unlikely to offer all courses online, students may have this option for some. A virtual learning environment is meant to simulate the classroom, and gives students the flexibility to complete courses anywhere and at any time. Students should take all of these factors into consideration when choosing a program.

Sacramento Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) Career Info

6302 nursing students recently graduated from California nursing schools.
Will you be next?

Are you prepared for your next career challenge? Classroom openings for LVN certifications may be about to resume in the Sacramento area.

Accelerated LVN classes at state universities & private learning institutions offer quality LVN education courses that centers the scope of their lab procedures & curriculums on California nursing board requirements.


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Which Sacramento schools offer LPN programs?

Sacramento LVN Progams (campus-based programs as well as online LVN programs) are medical training programs. LVN programs are typically offered at vocational schools, technical schools, state colleges, nursing universities, online LVN programs, and other higher education institutions.

The best LPN school for you is the one that makes sense for you and serves your needs. Many two year colleges that offer associate degrees also offer LVN programs. Exact class size and clinical requirements will vary by each college offering the program.

How do I become an LVN in California?

You must complete a vocational nurse program and pass the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) exam to be certified and receive your required LVN licensure.

How long will my LVN Course be?

Most LVN programs take 1 year to one and a half years complete. That's a 12 month to 18 month training program. Some nursing schools offer LVN programs which will qualify you for certification after only 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 months of class.

Do I need to complete an LVN program before I go to college to get an RN Degree?

No. Completing LVN training is not necessary before you can get your RN license. An accredited RN degree can be completed in as little as two years.

What are typical LVN Pre-Reqs?

As all schools have different academic requirements to get accepted into their LPN program, California LVN schools are no exception. You can expect an entrance exam or at least a prerequisite check when you submit your application to determine your eligibility. There may be additional academic requirements also.

At the very least, most schools require applicants to have a High school diploma / GED. You also must get accepted to the college that you are applying to.

Financial aid, including nursing scholarships or federal grant money, may be available to you as a new students enrolling in Sacramento LVN classes. For more information, check with the Admissions office at the program you are applying to.

Are CNA to LVN Programs Available?

Yes, some vocational schools in California offer CNA to LVN programs. Usually, a CNA to LVN program will last one year. CNAs who Enroll in one of these programs will build upon their existing knowledge to learn the necessary skills to work at the LVN level.

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California Board of Registered Nursing
1625 North Market Boulevard, Suite N-217
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924
Phone: (916) 322-3350
Fax: (916) 574-8637

California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 263-7800
Fax: (916) 263-7859

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