LPN Schools

LVN Programs in California

California LVN 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 LVN 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 LVN training consists of specialized courses designed to help an individual become a licensed vocational nurse. LVN 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 LVN in California

In California, LVNs 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/LVN 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 LVN 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.

Additional Resources

LVN Schools Near You & Online in California

Everest College

American Career College

  • 1200 North Magnolia Ave. Anaheim, CA 92801
    Programs: LVN
    (714) 763-9066

Coast Health Education Center Inc.

  • 1741 W. Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92804
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (714) 776-8405

Everest College

North Orange County ROP

  • 385 N. Muller St. Anaheim, CA 92801
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (714) 502-5858

Summit Career College

  • 1360 S. Anaheim Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92805
    Programs: LVN
    1(888)497-3382

Carrington College

Bakersfield Adult School

Bakersfield College

  • 1801 Panorama Drive Bakersfield, CA 93305
    Programs: ADN, CNA, EMT Paramedic, LVN, Radiography, RN
    (661) 395-4011

Santa Barbara Business College – Bakersfield

  • 5300 California Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93309
    Programs: LVN
    (661) 835-1100

Baldwin Park Adult School

Beaumont Adult School

  • 1575 Cherry Avenue Beaumont, CA 92223
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (951) 845-6012

West Coast Ultrasound Institute

  • 291 S La Cienega Blvd Ste 500 Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Programs: LVN
    (310) 289-5123

Palo Verde College

Oxnard Adult School

  • 300 Skyway Dr. Camarillo, CA 93010
    Programs: LVN
    (805) 389-6407

Charter College

Trinity Vocational Center

  • 23247 Main St Carson, CA 90745
    Programs: LVN
    (310) 830-1100

Southwestern College

Clovis Adult and Vocational Education

  • 1452 David E. Cook Way Clovis, CA 93611
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (559) 327-2800

Four-D College

  • 1020 E. Washington St Colton, CA 92324
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (909) 783-9331

Summit Career College

  • 851 S. Cooley Drive Colton, CA 92324
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (909) 422-8950

Compton Community College

Gurnik Academy of Medical Arts

Pacific College

  • 3160 Red Hill Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    Programs: BSN, Cardiovascular Technician, CNA, LVN
    (714) 662-4402

Dinuba Adult School

  • 8470 Ave 406 Dinuba, CA 93618
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (559) 596-2066

Downey Adult School

Palladium Technical Academy

  • 10503 Valley Blvd. El Monte, CA 91731
    Programs: LVN
    (626) 444-0880

College of the Redwoods

Medical Career College

  • 41300 Christy St. Fremont, CA 94538
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (510) 445-0319

Unitek College

  • 4670 Auto Mall Parkway Fremont, CA 94538
    Programs: LVN
    (888) 735-4355

Fresno Adult School

  • 2500 Stanislaus Street Fresno, CA 93721
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (559) 457-6000

Gavilan College

Allied Medical and Health Services

  • 730 S. Central Ave Ste 208 Glendale, CA 91204
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (818) 637-7871

Glendale Career College

  • 240 N. Brand Blvd, Lower Level Glendale, CA 91203
    Programs: LVN
    (818) 243-1131

North West College

  • 221 N. Brand Blvd, Lower Level Glendale, CA 91203
    Programs: LVN
    1(800)639-2273

Citrus College

  • 1000 West Foothill Boulevard Glendora, CA 91741
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (626) 963-0323

Hanford Adult School

  • 905 Campus Drive Hanford, CA 93230
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (559) 583-5905

Casa Loma College

  • 12540 S. Crenshaw Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250
    Programs: LVN
    (310) 220-3111

Advanced Pro Nursing Institute

  • 2505 Technology Drive Hayward, CA 94545
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (510) 266-0868

NCP College of Nursing

  • 21615 Hesperian Blvd. Suite A Hayward, CA 94541
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (510) 785-0454

Imperial Valley College

Stanbridge College

  • 2041 Business Center Drive, Suite 107 Irvine, CA 92612
    Programs: LVN
    (888) 697-6343

Premiere Career College

  • 12901 Ramona Blvd Irwindale, CA 91706
    Programs: LVN
    1(888)894-0426

Copper Mountain College

Hacienda La Puente Adult Education

Angeles Institute

  • 4931 Paramount Blvd Lakewood, CA 90712
    Programs: LVN
    (562) 531-4100

Antelope Valley Medical College

Career Care Institute – Lancaster

  • 43770 15th Street West, Suite 115 Lancaster, CA 93534
    Programs: LVN
    (661) 942-6204

High Desert Medical College

  • 44815 Fig Avenue, Suite 131 Lancaster, CA 93534
    Programs: LVN
    (888) 633-4362

Lompoc Unified Adult Education

  • 320 North J Street Lompoc, CA 93436
    Programs: LVN
    (805) 742-3100

Long Beach City College

Preferred College of Nursing

Advanced Computing Institute

  • 3470 Wilshire Blvd # 1100 Los Angeles, CA 90010
    Programs: LVN
    (213) 383-8999

American Career College

American Scientific Institute

Career Colleges of America

  • 1801 South La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (310) 287-9901

Career Development Institute

Casa Loma College

Central Nursing College

Community Based Education and Development

  • 5724 West 3rd Street, Third Floor Los Angeles, CA 90036
    Programs: LVN
    (323) 937-7772

Franklin Adult School

International Career Development Center Inc

  • 5422 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90027
    Programs: LVN
    (323) 468-0404

LAUSD – East Los Angeles Occupational Center

LAUSD – Jordan Locke Community Adult School

LAUSD – LA County Vocational Nursing Program

  • 1430 S. San Julian St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
    Programs: LVN
    (213) 765-2800

LAUSD – Los Angeles Technology Center (latc)

  • 3721 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018
    Programs: LVN
    (323) 732-0153

LAUSD – Manuel Arts – Crenshaw Community Adult School

  • 4131 S. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90037
    Programs: LVN
    (323) 846-3000

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Marian College

  • 3325 Wilshire Blvd, 10th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90010
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (213) 388-3566

Maxine Waters Employment Prep

Shepherd University

The Healthcare Education Advancement Center

Walter Jay M.D. Institute

YWCA Los Angeles Job Corps Center

Lynwood Community Adult School

  • 4050 Imperial Hwy Lynwood, CA 90262
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (310) 604-3096

St. Francis Career College

  • 3680 East Imperial Highway Lynwood, CA 90262
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (310) 900-8050

State Center Community College District Madera Center

  • 30277 Avenue 12 Madera, CA 93638
    Programs: LVN
    (559) 675-4820

Diablo Medical Training – Martinez Adult Education

Yuba Community College

  • 2088 North Beale Road Marysville, CA 95901
    Programs: ADN, LVN, Radiography, RN
    (530) 741-6700

Twin Rivers Adult Education

  • 5115 Dudley Blvd. Mcclellan, CA 95652
    Programs: LVN
    (916) 566-1600

Mt San Jacinto College

Merced Community College

  • 3600 M Street Merced, CA 95348
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LVN, Radiography, RN
    (209) 384-6000

Westmed College

  • 330 E. Yosemite Ave. Merced, CA 95340
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (209) 386-6300

LAUSD – North Valley Occupational Center

Napa Valley College

  • 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway Napa, CA 94558
    Programs: ADN, EMT Paramedic, LVN, RN
    (707) 253-3000

Anderson Medical Career College

Kaplan College

Around the Clock Educational Center

  • 2700 International Blvd Oakland, CA 94601
    Programs: LVN
    (510) 434-0531

Merritt College

  • 12500 Campus Drive Oakland, CA 94619
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LVN, Radiography, RN
    (510) 531-4911

Mira Costa College

Baldy View ROP

  • 1501 South Bon View Ave. Ontario, CA 91761
    Programs: LVN
    (909) 947-3400

Career Networks Institute

  • 702 Town and Country Road Orange, CA 92868
    Programs: LVN
    (714) 437-9697

Butte Community College

  • 3536 Butte Campus Drive Oroville, CA 95965
    Programs: ADN, EMT Paramedic, LVN, RN
    (530) 895-2511

College of the Desert

California Nurses Educational Institute

Desert Career College

  • 1555 S Palm Canyon Dr Ste 202 Palm Springs, CA 92664
    Programs: LVN
    (760) 864-1356

Antelope Valley Career Academy

  • 1008 W Avenue M14 Palmdale, CA 93551
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (661) 272-8835

Palo Alto Center For Healthcare Education

  • 4151 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto, CA 94303
    Programs: LVN
    (650) 858-6810

Pasadena City College

Los Medanos College

North West College

  • 138 W. Holt Ave. Pomona, CA 91768
    Programs: LVN
    1(800)639-2273

Porterville College

  • 100 E. College Avenue Porterville, CA 93257
    Programs: LVN
    (559) 791-2200

Feather River College

  • 570 Golden Eagle Ave. Quincy, CA 95971
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (530) 283-0202

Chaffey College

Lake College

  • 443 Redcliff Drive Redding, CA 96002
    Programs: LVN
    (530) 224-7227

Shasta College

ABC Educators

  • 101 East Redlands Blvd. Suite 277 Redlands, CA 92373
    Programs: LVN
    (909) 792-3594

Redlands Adult School

  • 820 W Stuart Ave. Redlands, CA 92374
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (909) 748-6930

College of Nursing and Technology

  • 18700 Sherman Way Suite 203 Reseda, CA 91335
    Programs: LVN
    (818) 343-1022

Cerro Coso Community College

  • 3000 College Heights Blvd. Ridgecrest, CA 93555
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (760) 384-6100

North West College

  • 4550 La Sierra Avenue Riverside, CA 92505
    Programs: LVN
    1(800)639-2273

Riverside Community College

  • 4800 Magnolia Ave. Riverside, CA 92506
    Programs: ADN, LVN, Physician Assistant, RN
    (951) 222-8000

Sierra Community College

Sacramento City College

Western Career College

Hartnell College

Career Colleges of America

San Bernardino Adult School

Kaplan College

San Diego City College

California Nurses and Vocational Institute

City College of San Francisco

NCP College of Nursing

Central County Occupational Center

  • 760 Hillsdale Avenue San Jose, CA 95136
    Programs: LVN
    (408) 723-6400

Institute of Medical Education

St. Francis Career College

  • 749 Story Road, Suite #50 San Jose, CA 95122
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (408) 286-8903

WestMed College

  • 3031 Tisch Way 1st Floor, Suite 8PW San Jose, CA 95128
    Programs: EMT Paramedic, LVN
    (408) 236-1170

Nightingale Nursing

San Leandro Adult School

  • 2200 Bancroft Avenue San Leandro, CA 94577
    Programs: LVN
    (510) 618-4420

Western Career College

Cuesta College

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

Excel Vocational Center

  • 1851 N Gaffey Street # B San Pedro, CA 90731
    Programs: LVN
    (310) 514-4780

All American Career College

  • 1530 E 1st St # 247 Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Programs: LVN
    (714) 836-4425

Santa Barbara City College

  • 721 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109
    Programs: ADN, Health Information Management-Associate, LVN, Radiography, RN
    (805) 965-0581

Mission College

  • 3000 Mission College Boulevard Santa Clara, CA 95054
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (408) 988-2200

Unitek College

  • 3003 Bunker Hill Lane, Suite 200 Santa Clara, CA 95054
    Programs: LVN
    (408) 350-8170

Medical Allied Career Center

Allan Hancock College

Santa Barbara Business College

Santa Rosa Junior College

Grossmont Health Occupations Center

Simi Valley Adult School

Mission Trails Regional Occupational Program

  • 690 Main Street Soledad, CA 93960
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (831) 678-0162

Career Colleges of America

Advanced College

  • 13180 Paramount Blvd. Southgate, CA 90280
    Programs: LVN
    1(562)408-6969

San Joaquin Delta College

Xavier College

  • 1130 North El Dorado Street Stockton, CA 95202
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (209) 941-0968

Lassen Community College

  • 478-200 Hwy 139 Susanville, CA 96130
    Programs: LVN
    (530) 257-6181

Tulare Adult School

Modesto Junior College

Ukiah Adult School

  • 1056 North Bush Street Ukiah, CA 95482
    Programs: LVN
    (707) 463-5217

Blake Austin College

Vacaville Adult School

  • 100 McClellan St., Suite A Vacaville, CA 95688
    Programs: LVN
    (707) 453-6018

Prime Career College

  • 539 Tennessee St. Vallejo, CA 94590
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (707) 644-1123

Marian College

  • 5900 Sepulveda Blvd #101 Van Nuys, CA 91411
    Programs: LVN
    (818) 782-6163

Preferred College of Nursing

  • 6551 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 200 Van Nuys, CA 91401
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (818) 902-3708

Career Care Institute

  • 2151 Alessandro Drive Ste. 150 Ventura, CA 93001
    Programs: LVN
    (805) 477-0660

San Joaquin Valley College

  • 8400 W. Mineral King Visalia, CA 93291
    Programs: ADN, LVN, Physician Assistant, RN
    (866) 544-7898

Visalia Adult School

  • 3110 East Houston Avenue Visalia, CA 93292
    Programs: CNA, LVN
    (559) 730-7655

Kaplan College

National College of Technical Instruction

  • 800 College Avenue Weed, CA 96094
    Programs: EMT Paramedic, LVN
    (530) 938-5555

North West College

  • 2101 W. Garvey Ave. N. West Covina, CA 91790
    Programs: LVN
    1(800)639-2273

Center of Education and Technology

  • 13601 Whittier Blvd # 209 Whittier, CA 90605
    Programs: LVN
    (562) 907-1076

Rio Hondo College

California Career College

West Valley Regional Occupational Center

Tri-county ROP