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  • Next VN application period – September 1-30, 2020
  • Effective immediately, 2.5 Minimum GPA in BIOL 200 and 202 or BIOL 204 and 206, BIOL 220 Effective immediately, 2.5 Minimum GPA in AHP 100, PSY 101, and ENG 101 and PSY 204

Information Sessions

Information sessions for the nursing program are the student's first step in the preparation process toward nursing at IVC. These are extremely valuable in guiding and preparing the student to apply for RN and LVN. 



Time & Room

Nursing Information Flyer


To establish an educational path for LVN, students are advised to meet with the Nursing Program Counselor Stella Orfanos-Woo. Ms. Orfanos-Woo is located in the Counseling Department, Building 100, and can be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 760-355-6259, 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 30 to 45 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 $4,025 to $4,400. 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).

Information Packet

ADD - Brochure


Estimated Costs

LVN Fact Sheet

Course of Study

Course Descriptions

Clearances Requirements

IVC Student Health Center

Previous Convictions/Misdemeanors

Military Veterans

Transfer Students


NURS 080

Student Handbook

Additional Resources

Nursing Assistant Certification

Applying for Licensure (BVNPT)

Taking the National Test (NCLEX) for LVN (LPN)