California LVN Training

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.

Why become an RN?

Sure, nurses make a huge difference in people's lives and are able to offer great advice to friends & family, but there's more:


  • Everyone respects nurses.
  • You can get your RN in only 2 years
  • On average, RNs makes more than $52,000.
  • RNs can specialize and make over $72,000.
  • Highly flexible schedules & job mobility.
  • More career advancement opportunities.
Check out RN Programs in California.

Californa LPN Training

Many business experts are saying that now is one of the best times to think about going back to school, but many people think going back to school means that they will have to be in school for years. This is why so many people are enrolling in California LPN training, which allows them to start working within a year. This also gives individuals a foundation to start from if they later want to become an RN.

California LPN training consists of specialized courses designed to help an individual become a licensed practical nurse. LPN is the first and most basic level of nursing degree, and it allows an individual to provide care for sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients while working under the supervision of doctors and registered nurses.

Becoming an LPN in California

In California, LPNs are referred to as licensed vocational nurses (LVNs). Individuals can become licensed either by examination or endorsement. The first step in becoming licensed is to complete the education requirement.

To become an LVN in California, an individual must have completed 1,530 education hours, including 576 hours of theory, 954 of clinical, and 54 hours of pharmacology. A full-time LVN program takes 12-14 months, and a part-time program takes 18-20 months.

The LVN training includes:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Pharmacology
  • Nursing Process
  • Communication
  • Patient Education
  • Nutrition
  • Normal Growth and Development
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Nursing Fundamentals
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Supervision
  • Leadership
  • Communicable Disease including Human Immunodeficiency Virus

After Completing the Training

Once the education requirement is met, an applicant must register for an pass the NCLEX-PN. LVNs in California typically make $14-$24 per hour ($26,880-$46,080 per year). To become an LVN in California by endorsement, an individual must have done one of the following:

  • Graduated from a state-approved LVN program
  • Graduated from another state's approved LVN/LPN program
  • Completed equivalent education and experience
  • Completed education an experience as a corpsman in the United States military

Those who wish to become licensed by endorsement must also submit verification of current licensure. Such applicants must have received a passing score on either the NCLEX or SBTPE prior to original licensure.

Renewing an LPN License

In California, licenses are renewed biennially. There is not continuing education requirement the first time a license is renewed, unless it has been delinquent for over 2 years. After the first renewal, 30 continuing education requirements must be met in year 2 year renewal period.

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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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California LPN Resources

Like in other parts of the country, LPNs in California work directly with patients, clients, and residents.

LVN duties include performing basic diagnostic tests, administering medication to patients, giving shots and injections, obtaining patients' vital signs, as well as many other important responsibilities.

As a California LVN, you might specialize in obstetrics, pediatrics, surgery or psychiatry or another nursing specialty that interests you.

The Best LVN Schools in California

By providing the most compehensive list of nursing schools, NurseGroups.com helps you find the best LVN programs in California, including the best online LVN schools accepting students in California.

Why Online LVN Classes?

Being a licensed vocational nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an LVN have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local LVN schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their LVN classes online.

Online programs allow students to fit their education into their already busy schedule - studying and taking exams when it's convenient for them. LVN students can access their online classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking LVN nursing courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get LVN training, without interfering with their current job and personal life.

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Other Schools that Offer LVN Training in California

Bryman College - Alhambra
2215 W. Mission Road
Alhambra, CA 91803
American Career College - Orange County
1200 North Magnolia Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801
Coast Health Education Center Inc.
1741 W. Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92804
North Orange County Rop
385 N. Muller St.
Anaheim, CA 92801
Summit Career College - Anaheim
1360 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
Western Career College - Antioch
2157 Country Hills Drive
Antioch, CA 94509
Bakersfield Adult School
501 S Mount Vernon Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93305
Santa Barbara Business College - Bakersfield
5300 California Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Baldwin Park Adult School
4640 Maine Avenue
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Beaumont Adult School
1575 Cherry Avenue
Beaumont, CA 92223
West Coast Ultrasound Institute
291 S La Cienega Blvd Ste 500
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Palo Verde Community College
Palo Verde Community College
Blythe, CA 92225
Oxnard Adult School
300 Skyway Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93010
Clarita Career College
27125 Sierra Hwy
Canyon Country, CA 91351
Trinity Vocational Center
23247 Main St
Carson, CA 90745
Southwestern College
900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Clovis Adult and Vocational Education
1452 David E. Cook Way
Clovis, CA 93611
Four-d Success Academy
1020 E. Washington St
Colton, CA 92324
Summit Career College - Colton
851 S. Cooley Drive
Colton, CA 92324
Compton Community College
1111 East Artesia Boulevard
Compton, CA 90221
Gurnik Academy of Medical Arts - Concord
1401 Willow Pass Road, Suite 450
Concord, CA 94520
Pacific College
3160 Red Hill Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Dinuba Adult School
8470 Ave 406
Dinuba, CA 93618
Downey Adult School
12340 Woodruff Avenue
Downey, CA 90241
Palladium Technical Academy
10503 Valley Blvd.
El Monte, CA 91731
College of the Redwoods
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, CA 95501
Medical Career College
41300 Christy St.
Fremont, CA 94538
Unitek College - Fremont
4670 Auto Mall Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538
Fresno Adult School
2500 Stanislaus Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Concorde Career College - Gg
12951 Euclid Street # 101
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Gavilan College
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd.
Gilroy, CA 95020
Allied Medical and Health Services Inc.
730 S. Central Ave Ste 208
Glendale, CA 91204
Glendale Career College
240 N. Brand Blvd, Lower Level
Glendale, CA 91203
North West College - Glendale
221 N. Brand Blvd, Lower Level
Glendale, CA 91203
Citrus College
1000 West Foothill Boulevard
Glendora, CA 91741
Hanford Adult School
905 Campus Drive
Hanford, CA 93230
Casa Loma College - LA
12540 S. Crenshaw Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Advanced Pro Nursing Institute
2505 Technology Drive
Hayward, CA 94545
Nursing Care Providers (ncp) - Hayward
21615 Hesperian Blvd. Suite A
Hayward, CA 94541
Imperial Valley College
380 E. Aten Road
Imperial, CA 92251
Stanbridge College
2041 Business Center Drive, Suite 107
Irvine, CA 92612
Premiere Career College
12901 Ramona Blvd
Irwindale, CA 91706
Copper Mountain College
6162 Rotary Way
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education - Willow Campus
14101 E. Nelson Ave.
La Puente, CA 91746
Angeles Institute
4931 Paramount Blvd
Lakewood, CA 90712
Antelope Valley Medical College
44201 10th St West
Lancaster, CA 93534
Career Care Institute - Lancaster
43770 15th Street West, Suite 115
Lancaster, CA 93534
High Desert Medical College
44815 Fig Avenue, Suite 131
Lancaster, CA 93534
Lompoc Unified Adult Education
320 North J Street
Lompoc, CA 93436
Long Beach City College
4901 East Carson Street
Long Beach, CA 90808
Preferred College of Nursing - Carson
1950 East 220th Street Suite 101
Long Beach, CA, CA 90810
Advanced Computing Institute
3470 Wilshire Blvd # 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90010
American Career College - Los Angeles
4021 Rosewood Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
American Scientific Institute
3540 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Career Colleges of America - Los Angeles
1801 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Career Development Institute
1830 S. Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Casa Loma College - Van Nuys
6725 Kester Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91405
Central Nursing College
3550 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 830
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Community Based Education and Development
5724 West 3rd Street, Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Franklin Adult School
820 N. Avenue 54
Los Angeles, CA 90042
International Career Development Center Inc
5422 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027
LAUSD - East Los Angeles Occupational Center
2100 Marengo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
LAUSD - Jordan Locke Community Adult School
325 E. 111th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90061
LAUSD - Los Angeles Technology Center (latc)
3721 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
LAUSD - Manuel Arts - Crenshaw Community Adult School
4131 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90037
LAUSD/DHS - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
400 West Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Marian College - Los Angeles
3325 Wilshire Blvd, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Maxine Waters Emp Prep
325 E 111th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90061
Preferred College of Nursing - Los Angeles
3424 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Shepherd University
1111 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Healthcare Education Advancement Center
6000 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Walter Jay M.D. Institute
1930 Wilshire Blvd Ste 700
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Ywca Los Angeles Job Corps Center
1031 S. Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Lynwood Community Adult School
4050 Imperial Hwy
Lynwood, CA 90262
St Francis Career College - Lynwood
3680 East Imperial Highway
Lynwood, CA 90262
Boston Reed - Martinez Adult Education Center
600 F Street
Martinez, CA 94553
Yuba Community College
2088 North Beale Road
Marysville, CA 95901
Twin Rivers Adult Education
5115 Dudley Blvd.
Mcclellan, CA 95652
Mt San Jacinto College
28237 La Piedra Rd
Menifee, CA 92584
Merced Community College
3600 M Street
Merced, CA 95348
Westmed College - Merced
330 E. Yosemite Ave.
Merced, CA 95340
LAUSD - North Valley Occupational Center
11450 Sharp Avenue
Mission Hills, CA 91345
LAUSD/DHS - Mission Hills
Mission Hills, CA
Napa Valley College
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94558
Anderson Medical Career College
10752 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Concorde Career Institute - Nh
12412 Victory Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91606
Maric College - North Hollywood
6180 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Suite 101
North Hollywood, CA 91606
Around the Clock Educational Center
2700 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94601
Merritt College
12500 Campus Drive
Oakland, CA 94619
Mira Costa College
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
Baldy View Rop
1501 South Bon View Ave.
Ontario, CA 91761
Career Networks Institute
702 Town and Country Road
Orange, CA 92868
Butte Community College
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260
California Nurses Educational Institute Inc.
5200 E. Ramon Road Suite I-1
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Desert Career College
1555 S Palm Canyon Dr Ste 202
Palm Springs, CA 92664
Antelope Valley Career Academy
1008 W Avenue M14
Palmdale, CA 93551
Palo Alto Center For Healthcare Education
4151 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Pasadena City College
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Los Medanos College
2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565
North West College - Pomona
138 W. Holt Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Porterville College
100 E. College Avenue
Porterville, CA 93257
Feather River Community College
570 Golden Eagle Ave.
Quincy, CA 95971
Feather River Community College - Quincy
570 Golden Eagle Ave.
Quincy, CA 95971
Chaffey College
5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
Lake College
443 Redcliff Drive
Redding, CA 96002
Shasta College
11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA 96049
Abc Educators
101 East Redlands Blvd. Suite 277
Redlands, CA 92373
Redlands Adult School
820 W Stuart Ave.
Redlands, CA 92374
College of Nursing and Technology
18700 Sherman Way Suite 203
Reseda, CA 91335
Cerro Coso Community College
3000 College Heights Blvd.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
North West College - Riverside
4550 La Sierra Avenue
Riverside, CA 92505
Riverside Community College
4800 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506
Sierra Community College
5000 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA 95677
Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822
Western Career College
8909 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95826
Hartnell College
411 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
Career Colleges of America - San Bernardino
184 West Club Center Dr. Suite K
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Concorde Career College
201 East Airport Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408
San Bernardino Adult School
1200 N. E St.
San Bernardino, CA 92405
Concorde Career College - San Diego
4393 Imperial Avenue, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92113
Maric College
9055 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
San Diego City College
1313 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
California Nurses and Vocational Institute
4610 Mission Street #300
San Francisco, CA 94112
City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
Nursing Care Providers (ncp)
257 Longford Drive #5
San Francisco, CA 94080
Central County Occupational Center
760 Hillsdale Avenue
San Jose, CA 95136
Institute of Medical Education
100 W San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA 95113
St Francis Career College - San Jose
749 Story Road, Suite #50
San Jose, CA 95122
Westmed College
3031 Tisch Way 1st Floor, Suite 8PW
San Jose, CA 95128
Nightingale School of Nursing
101 Callan Avenue, Suite 405
San Leandro, CA 94577
San Leandro Adult School
2200 Bancroft Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94577
Western Career College - San Leandro
170 Bayfair Mall
San Leandro, CA 94577
Cuesta College
Hwy 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts - San Mateo
2121 South El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94403
Excel Vocational Center
1851 N Gaffey Street # B
San Pedro, CA 90731
All American Career College
1530 E 1st St # 247
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Mission College
3000 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Unitek College - Santa Clara
3003 Bunker Hill Lane, Suite 200
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Medical Allied Career Center
12631 E. Imperial Hwy.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Allan Hancock College
800 S. College Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Santa Barbara Business College - Santa Maria
303 Plaza Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Grossmont Health Occupations Center
9368 Oakbourne Rd
Santee, CA 92071
Simi Valley Adult School
1880 Blackstock Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Advanced College
13180 Paramount Blvd.
Southgate, CA 90280
Career Colleges of America - Southgate
5612 East Imperial Hwy.
Southgate, CA 90280
San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95207
Xavier College
1130 North El Dorado Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Lassen Community College
478-200 Hwy 139
Susanville, CA 96130
Tulare Adult School
575 West Maple Avenue
Tulare, CA 93274
Modesto Junior College
350 N. Kilroy Rd
Turlock, CA 95380
Ukiah Adult School
1056 North Bush Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
CSI Career College
611 Orange Dr.
Vacaville, CA 95687
Vacaville Adult School
100 McClellan St., Suite A
Vacaville, CA 95688
Prime Career College
539 Tennessee St.
Vallejo, CA 94590
Marian College - Van Nuys
5900 Sepulveda Blvd #101
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Preferred College of Nursing - Van Nuys
6551 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 200
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Career Care Institute - Ventura
2151 Alessandro Drive Ste. 150
Ventura, CA 93001
San Joaquin Valley College
8400 W. Mineral King
Visalia, CA 93291
Visalia Adult School
3110 East Houston Avenue
Visalia, CA 93292
Maric College - North County
2022 University Drive
Vista, CA 92083
College of the Siskiyous
800 College Avenue
Weed, CA 96094
North West College - West Covina
2101 W. Garvey Ave. N.
West Covina, CA 91790
Center of Education and Technology
13601 Whittier Blvd # 209
Whittier, CA 90605
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
California Career College
6324 Variel Ave
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
LAUSD - West Valley Occupational Center
6200 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Tri-county Rop
970 Klamath Lane
Yuba City, CA 95993

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