Licensed Vocational Nursing


Concentration of Study Overview

The LVN Nursing Application Period will be available online from April 1 through June 30 of every year.

The applications need to be delivered or postmarked by June 30 (end of application period) to be eligible. Status letters will be mailed out mid-July.
(no phone calls regarding status unless you have not received your status letter by  July 31)

Do you enjoy helping and caring for people? Allan Hancock College offers the opportunity to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Your compassion and skill in patient care will help minimize the stress of patients and provide much needed support for registered RNs. You will care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses.

The licensed vocational nursing program is a twelve-month program offered every year, January through December (including summer session). Current California Certified Nursing Assistants who have completed program prerequisites are eligible to apply. The curriculum is designed to prepare the CNA to become an LVN. Classroom study covers basic nursing concepts and subjects related to patient care, including anatomy, physiology, medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics nursing, pharmacology, nutrition, and first aid. Clinical practice takes place in our labs, local hospitals and medical care facilities.

Students must complete the state-mandated hours in classroom and hospital experience in order to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Vocational Nurses. The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) have fully accredited this program. Students accepted into the program must comply with background checks and drug screening required by clinical agencies.

View Prerequisite Information

LVN Cost Sheet PDF

Licensure exam pass rates 

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Melissa Estrada

Melissa Estrada
Nursing Student

"I recommend Allan Hancock College because it offers a lot of opportunities for working students. My educational goals are to become a registered nurse and get my bachelor's degree in nursing. My teachers make classes entertaining and interesting."
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Last Modified Jul 2, 2015