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LVN Programs in California

California LVN Training

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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

On-Campus & Online LVN Schools

Like in other parts of the country, LVNs in California work directly with patients, clients, and facility 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 or personal life.

California LVN Resources on NurseGroups.com

Everest College

American Career College

  • 1200 North Magnolia Ave.
    Anaheim, CA 92801
    Programs: LVN

Coast Health Education Center Inc.

  • 1741 W. Katella Avenue
    Anaheim, CA 92804
    Programs: CNA, LVN

Everest College

North Orange County ROP

  • 385 N. Muller St.
    Anaheim, CA 92801
    Programs: CNA, LVN

Summit Career College

  • 1360 S. Anaheim Blvd.
    Anaheim, CA 92805
    Programs: LVN

Carrington College

Bakersfield Adult School

Bakersfield College

Santa Barbara Business College – Bakersfield

  • 5300 California Avenue
    Bakersfield, CA 93309
    Programs: LVN

Baldwin Park Adult School

Beaumont Adult School

  • 1575 Cherry Avenue
    Beaumont, CA 92223
    Programs: CNA, LVN

West Coast Ultrasound Institute

  • 291 S La Cienega Blvd Ste 500
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Programs: LVN

Palo Verde College

Oxnard Adult School

  • 300 Skyway Dr.
    Camarillo, CA 93010
    Programs: LVN

Charter College

Trinity Vocational Center

  • 23247 Main St
    Carson, CA 90745
    Programs: LVN

Southwestern College

Clovis Adult and Vocational Education

  • 1452 David E. Cook Way
    Clovis, CA 93611
    Programs: CNA, LVN

Four-D College

  • 1020 E. Washington St
    Colton, CA 92324
    Programs: CNA, LVN

Summit Career College

  • 851 S. Cooley Drive
    Colton, CA 92324
    Programs: CNA, LVN

Compton Community College

Gurnik Academy of Medical Arts

Pacific College

Dinuba Adult School

  • 8470 Ave 406
    Dinuba, CA 93618
    Programs: CNA, LVN

Downey Adult School

Palladium Technical Academy

  • 10503 Valley Blvd.
    El Monte, CA 91731
    Programs: LVN

College of the Redwoods

Medical Career College

  • 41300 Christy St.
    Fremont, CA 94538
    Programs: CNA, LVN

Unitek College

  • 4670 Auto Mall Parkway
    Fremont, CA 94538
    Programs: LVN

Fresno Adult School

  • 2500 Stanislaus Street
    Fresno, CA 93721
    Programs: CNA, LVN

Concorde Career College

  • 12951 Euclid Street # 101
    Garden Grove, CA 92840
    Programs: LVN

Gavilan College

Allied Medical and Health Services

  • 730 S. Central Ave Ste 208
    Glendale, CA 91204
    Programs: CNA, LVN

Glendale Career College

  • 240 N. Brand Blvd, Lower Level
    Glendale, CA 91203
    Programs: LVN

North West College

  • 221 N. Brand Blvd, Lower Level
    Glendale, CA 91203
    Programs: LVN

Citrus College

  • 1000 West Foothill Boulevard
    Glendora, CA 91741
    Programs: CNA, LVN

Hanford Adult School

  • 905 Campus Drive
    Hanford, CA 93230
    Programs: CNA, LVN

Casa Loma College

  • 12540 S. Crenshaw Blvd.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250
    Programs: LVN

Advanced Pro Nursing Institute

  • 2505 Technology Drive
    Hayward, CA 94545
    Programs: CNA, LVN

NCP College of Nursing

  • 21615 Hesperian Blvd. Suite A
    Hayward, CA 94541
    Programs: CNA, LVN

Imperial Valley College

Stanbridge College

  • 2041 Business Center Drive, Suite 107
    Irvine, CA 92612
    Programs: LVN

Premiere Career College

  • 12901 Ramona Blvd
    Irwindale, CA 91706
    Programs: LVN

Copper Mountain College

Hacienda La Puente Adult Education

  • 14101 E. Nelson Ave.
    La Puente, CA 91746
    Programs: CNA, LVN

Angeles Institute

  • 4931 Paramount Blvd
    Lakewood, CA 90712
    Programs: LVN

Antelope Valley Medical College

Career Care Institute – Lancaster

  • 43770 15th Street West, Suite 115
    Lancaster, CA 93534
    Programs: LVN

High Desert Medical College

  • 44815 Fig Avenue, Suite 131
    Lancaster, CA 93534
    Programs: LVN
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