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Upcoming LVN application deadlines:
September 1st - 29th  2023 for Spring 2024 admission. 

LVN Application
Completed applications will be accepted in person at the Nursing Office #2101 (M-F, 8-5), and via U.S. mail.
Applications submitted via U.S. mail need to be postmarked one week before deadline. 
If you have any questions or concerns contact Analisa Veliz, Nursing Dept. Administrative Secretary at  Thank you. 

Upcoming application deadlines:

RN Program
March 1st – 29th, 2024 for Fall 2024 admission

RN / LVN to RN Application

LVN Program
March 3rd- 31st, 2025 for Fall 2025 admission

LVN Application

LVN to RN Program
March 1st – 29th, 2024 for Fall 2024 admission


Information Sessions

The LVN Information Session is available to complete online here.  


To establish an educational path for LVN, students are advised to meet with the Nursing Program Counselor Tanya Dorsey or Maggie Vizcarra located in the Counseling Department, Building 100, and can be reached by email at or or 355-6543 for appointments.


Students must be a U.S. high school graduate or have completed the GED, be 18 years of age or older, in good health and able to lift minimum 35lb or more, and have met the prerequisite course work. Foreign high school transcripts or diplomas are not accepted and must be evaluated before applying.Completion of courses with a minimum 2.5 GPA meets eligibility to apply. Completion of Co-requisite PSY 204, Developmental Psychology (Lifespan) with a C or higher prior to applying is strongly recommended. Students who have fulfilled the prerequisite courses will have priority if there are more applications received than slots available.


ENG 110 Composition & Reading
PSY 101 General Psychology
*BIOL 200 & 202, or Human Anatomy & Physiology Part 1 and 2
*BIOL 204 & 206 Human Anatomy & Human Physiology
*BIOL 220 General Microbiology
AHP 100 Medical Terminology
PSY 204 Developmental Psych-Lifespan


*There are prerequisites to these courses – students should refer to the BIOL course descriptions in the College Catalog.


A random selection of applicants will be made by a Nursing Program Selection's Committee and a total of 24 applicants will be invited to join an LVN Class. Results are sent to applicants by email 60 days after the last day of the deadline period. If admitted, the following clearances will be necessary:

  • Background Check and Drug Screen
  • Physical exam
  • TB Screen
  • Immunizations (2-step MMR, Tdap, Hepatitis B, Varicella, and Influenza [during flu season])
  • BLS Card from American Heart Association


Costs include three (3) semesters of nursing classes and run approximately $5,000 to $5,700. This includes tuition, parking, student representation fees, uniform and accessories, lab fees, physical exam and immunizations, background check and drug screen, CPR, textbooks and materials, and the licensure application (NCLEX PN).



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