LPN Programs in California

We found 50 nursing schools that offer LPN programs in California. Click on each school's name to find out more about their nursing degree program.
WestMed College-Merced

WestMed College-Merced

The West Med College Vocational Nursing Certificate Program is a 13 month program that is intended to train nurses in evidence based practices. The program is a combination of theoretical [...]


LPN Program Rank - 2.8/10 (for 2012)
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West Coast Ultrasound Institute

West Coast Ultrasound Institute Part-time Evening

The West Coast University Nursing Program is to prepare students to become an entry-level healthcare provider to render basic nursing care. The program offers theoretical in class instruction, [...]


LPN Program Rank - 5.3/10 (for 2012)
Unitek College - Sacramento

Unitek College - Sacramento

The Unitek College Nursing program offers hands on training comprising of a balanced proportion of in classroom instruction and laboratory experience with a knowledgeable and attentive [...]


LPN Program Rank - 4.4/10 (for 2012)
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Summit College - Colton

Summit College - Colton Part-time Evening

The Summit College nursing program offers students individual attention, knowledge and skills required in the nursing profession. The program is offered in full time and part time (evening and [...]


LPN Program Rank - 5.9/10 (for 2012)
Stanton University, Garden Grove

Stanton University, Garden Grove Part-time Evening

The Stanton University Nursing Program welcomes applications from students who will contribute to and benefit from the experience offered at university and students who are creative, motivated, [...]


LPN Program Rank - 2.4/10 (for 2012)
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St Francis Career College

St Francis Career College Online Evening

The St. Francis Career College Vocational Nursing program is intended to provide students with a theoretical framework of knowledge, values, skills, experiences and meanings in a systematized [...]


LPN Program Rank - 6/10 (for 2012)
Solano Community College

Solano Community College Online Evening

The Solano Community College Vocational Nursing program is an intense 1530 hour program consisting of 574 hours of theoretical instruction and 956 clinical practice hours. The program allows [...]


LPN Program Rank - 2.9/10 (for 2012)
Rio Hondo College

Rio Hondo College

The Rio Hondo College Nursing program is accredited by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. Graduates from the program are eligible to sit for the examination that leads to [...]


LPN Program Rank - 6.5/10 (for 2012)
Nightingale School of Nursing

Nightingale School of Nursing

The program is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Nightingale prepares students by offering quality education and practical experience at the [...]


LPN Program Rank - 4.4/10 (for 2012)
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Baldy View ROP

Baldy View ROP

The program is a sixteen month program that comprises of 24-36 hours of instruction a week. This generally breaks down to 2 days of theoretical instruction a week and 2-3 days of clinical [...]


LPN Program Rank - 6/10 (for 2012)
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Preferred College of Nursing - Los Angeles

Preferred College of Nursing - Los Angeles

The Preferred College of Nursing, Los Angeles is designed to train students entering the demonstrative ability required in health care facilities. The program is designed to train basic [...]


LPN Program Rank - 5.7/10 (for 2012)
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Pasadena City College

Pasadena City College

The Pasadena City College, Vocational Nursing program is accredited by the California Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians. The 12 month program accepts applications once a [...]


LPN Program Rank - 5/10 (for 2012)
Palladium Technical Academy

Palladium Technical Academy Evening

The Palladium Technical Academy LVN program provides theoretical and practical skills in the laboratory and clinical setting to prepare students for entry-level positions in Vocational Nursing. [...]


LPN Program Rank - 3.2/10 (for 2011)
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Pacific College

Pacific College Part-time Evening

The Pacific College Nursing program is part of the accredited post-secondary education effort offered by the college. The program aims to offer accessible, relevant and innovative education to [...]


LPN Program Rank - 4.8/10 (for 2012)
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Long Beach City College

Long Beach City College Online

The Long Beach City College Vocational Nursing Program is designed to enable students to transition from Licensed Vocational Nursing to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Students who [...]


LPN Program Rank - 5.8/10 (for 2012)
Kaplan College - North Hollywood

Kaplan College - North Hollywood

The Kaplan College Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. The program prepares students to work in a variety of setting including, clinics, [...]


LPN Program Rank - 4.8/10 (for 2012)
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Bay Area College of Nursing, Inc.

Bay Area College of Nursing, Inc.

The Bay Area College Vocational Nursing program is a 1588.5-hour comprehensive program. It offers two types, i.e. theoretical in class and practical clinical training program which. It requires [...]


LPN Program Rank - 3.1/10 (for 2012)
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North - West College - Glendale

North - West College - Glendale

North-West College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. It is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Vocational Nursing programs are [...]


LPN Program Rank - 5/10 (for 2012)
NCP College - Hayward

NCP College - Hayward

NCP College of Nursing at Hayward Campus is credited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a private, non-profit independent accrediting agency recognized by the [...]


LPN Program Rank - 4/10 (for 2012)
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Bethesda University of California

Bethesda University of California

Bethesda University School of Vocational Nursing is a program which is fully accredited. Bethesda offers a free pre-nursing course to maximize success in the nursing program. The courses in [...]


LPN Program Rank - 1.5/10 (for 2012)
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Angeles College

Angeles College

The Angeles College Nursing program has been approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Admission Requirements: Complete and accurate application enrollment [...]


LPN Program Rank - 3.5/10 (for 2012)
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Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College

The Santa Barbara City College Vocational Nursing program is approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. The program is a three-semester program intended to qualify [...]


LPN Program Rank - 6.8/10 (for 2011)
Sacramento City College

Sacramento City College

The Sacramento City College Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. The program is a three semester, 53 unit program [...]


LPN Program Rank - 6.4/10 (for 2012)
Curam College of Nursing

Curam College of Nursing

The Vocational Nursing Program consists of 594 hours of theoretical instruction and 996 of clinical practice totaling 1590 hours required by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and [...]


LPN Program Rank - 3.8/10 (for 2012)
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Stanbridge College

Stanbridge College Part-time

The Stanbridge Vocational Nursing Program is intended to base students on a solid academic foundation and integrity.  Students at Stanbridge are encouraged to engage their community [...]


LPN Program Rank - 5.9/10 (for 2012)
Four - D College

Four - D College

The program takes 12 months for full-time students and par-time studens will take them 18 months. The program includes in class theoretical instruction and clinical practice in actual nursing [...]


LPN Program Rank - 5.5/10 (for 2012)
San Joaquin Valley College - Visalia

San Joaquin Valley College - Visalia

The program offers fundamental Nursing skills, maternity and pediatric nursing, general psychology, clinical pharmacology, healthcare ethics, critical care concepts. Extensive practical [...]


LPN Program Rank - 5.8/10 (for 2012)
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Antelope Valley College

Antelope Valley College

The program is offered in four semesters after enrollment in the first nursing course. Students will require a minimum of three more semesters to complete the pre-requisites for admission to [...]


LPN Program Rank - 4.8/10 (for 2012)
Institute of Medical Education

Institute of Medical Education

The Institute of Medical Education Vocational Nursing program is a state approved practical nursing program preparing students to serve the community as competent Licensed Vocational [...]


LPN Program Rank - 4.1/10 (for 2011)
Hartnell College

Hartnell College

The Hartnell College Vocational Nursing Program is a newly redesigned 12 month program. The program is a year round course of study consisting of theoretical classroom instruction and clinical [...]


LPN Program Rank - 6.4/10 (for 2012)
Franklin Career College

Franklin Career College

The Franklin Career College Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and accredited by the State of California Board of Vocational Nursing and [...]


LPN Program Rank - 4.5/10 (for 2012)
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Everest College - Anaheim

Everest College - Anaheim

The Everest College Vocational Nursing program is approved to operate by the California Bureau of Private Post-secondary Education. The program is intended to provide students with the proper [...]


LPN Program Rank - 4.4/10 (for 2012)
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Concorde Career College - San Diego

Concorde Career College - San Diego Part-time

The college has been training healthcare professional for more than 40 years by offering specializing and training in degree programs with entry level programs is positions that are much in [...]


LPN Program Rank - 6.6/10 (for 2012)
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Charter College - Canyon Country

Charter College - Canyon Country Evening

The Charter College Vocational Nursing program prepares students for entry level positions to take care of sick, injured, or convalescing patients, under the direction of physicians and [...]


LPN Program Rank - 6/10 (for 2012)
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Chaffey College

Chaffey College

The Chaffey College Vocational Nurse program is approved by the State of California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). The program is designed to enable VN’s [...]


LPN Program Rank - 5.7/10 (for 2012)
Casa Loma College - Van Nuys

Casa Loma College - Van Nuys Part-time

The Casa Loma Vocational Nurisng program is designed to train nurses which make an important part of the health care team responsible for diagnosing illnesses, medical treatment and [...]


LPN Program Rank - 4.4/10 (for 2012)
Carrington College California - Sacramento

Carrington College California - Sacramento

The Carrington College practical nursing program is designed to enable students to earn a certificate in Vocational Nursing develops the skills and knowledge to provide nursing care to patients [...]


LPN Program Rank - 6.6/10 (for 2012)
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Career Development Institute

Career Development Institute Part-time Evening

The Career Development Institute Vocational Nursing program is intended to help students balance their day to day life with classes offered part time enabling students to keep on working full [...]


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Career Care Institute

Career Care Institute

The Career Care Institute Vocational Nursing Program is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education at all three campuses.  The course is offered in a lecture style classroom [...]


LPN Program Rank - 5.4/10 (for 2012)
California Nurses Educational Institute

California Nurses Educational Institute

The California Nurses Educational Institute Licensed Vocational Nursing program trains students to assist in patient care in a range of medical settings. The LVN can administer medication, [...]


LPN Program Rank - 5.6/10 (for 2012)
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California Career College

California Career College Part-time

The California Career College Vocational Nursing program is a program designed to equip students with the basic concepts and principles for performing the task of nursing and provision of [...]


LPN Program Rank - 4.6/10 (for 2012)
Angeles Institute

Angeles Institute Evening

The Angeles Institute Vocational Nursing Program has been approved to operate from the Bureau of Private Post-secondary Education and has accreditation from the Board of VN and Psychiatric [...]


LPN Program Rank - 6.1/10 (for 2012)
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Anderson Medical Career College

Anderson Medical Career College

10752 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 762-7095


LPN Program Rank - 4.1/10 (for 2010)
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Advanced Computing Institute

Advanced Computing Institute

3470 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010

(213) 383-8999


LPN Program Rank - 2.1/10 (for 2012)
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Advanced Pro Nursing Institute

Advanced Pro Nursing Institute

2505 Technology Drive
Hayward, CA 94545

510-266-0868


LPN Program Rank - 3.5/10 (for 2012)
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Allied Medical & Health Services, Inc.

Allied Medical & Health Services, Inc.

730 S. Central Ave Ste 208
Glendale, CA 91204

(818) 637-7871


LPN Program Rank - 5.5/10 (for 2012)
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American Career College - Los Angeles

American Career College - Los Angeles

4021 Rosewood Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004

(323) 668-7555


LPN Program Rank - 5.5/10 (for 2012)
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American Career College - Orange County

American Career College - Orange County

1200 North Magnolia Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801

(714) 952-9066


LPN Program Rank - 4.7/10 (for 2012)
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American College of Nursing, LLC

American College of Nursing, LLC

1855 Gateway Blvd, Suite 180 , Tower II
Concord, CA 94520

(925)-689-9900


LPN Program Rank - 4/10 (for 2012)
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ABC Educators

ABC Educators

101 E Redlands Blvd, Ste 277
Redlands, CA 92373

(909) 792-3594


LPN Program Rank - 3/10 (for 2012)
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Training to become an LVN in California allows one to give proper health care to convalescent, sick or injured patients. While being of service to patients is the epitome of this profession, one cannot ignore the perks that come with this job. For instance, an LVN can earn as much as $51,086 annually. Also, the employment packages that are offered to these professionals could even include insurances and travels. If you want to enjoy these things, then it is time to seriously consider which school you will need to attend. 

Casa Loma College, with campuses in Anaheim, Hawthorne and Van Nuys, is a school that has a certificate program which trains would be vocational nurses, attendants, nursing aides, orderlies, home health aides and home care aides. The total tuition is $33,514 exclusive of fees for books and supplies which amount to $4,185. This program is normally finished in 12 months with an average of 93 students completing it on time. As of June 2011, it has been recorded that 218 students have completed their certificate program and 76% of them get job placement within just a year. Of this number, 209 used a loan to pay up the program. 

Take a glance at the LVN program outline – 

  • Theoretical learning (577 hours)
  • Practical Clinical and Lab (954 hours)
  • Physiology
  • Anatomy
  • Pharmacology
  • Nursing Fundamentals
  • Medical Surgical 1-3
  • Maternal/Child Care
  • NCLEX Preparation
  • Vocational and Career Enhancement
  • Full-time 

Summit College provides an LVN certificate program that offers students the skills and knowledge needed to make them successful in the nursing profession. They have modern classrooms and labs as they provide one of the best trainings in their skills labs. This is a program offered in both full-time and evening/weekend schedules, thus, a working adult can still easily finish the program. 

The program teaches the following courses plus many others that are critical in developing the best LPNs –

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Normal Growth and Development
  • Nutrition
  • Physiology
  • Anatomy
  • Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Nursing Process
  • Patient Education
  • Communication
  • Pharmacology
  • Gerontological nursing
  • Communicable diseases
  • Rehab nursing
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Leadership and Supervision

If you are adamant in becoming an LPN soon, it pays to inquire at these colleges and other equally excellent schools before making your final decision. Do your research and know the requirements. We have 207 LVN programs in our database that are either fully approved or provisionally approved by California Board of Vocational Nursing. 

California Board of Registered Nursing

1747 North Market Boulevard
Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834
916.322.3350
916.574.8637

Conatct Person:

Louise Bailey, MEd, RN, Executive Officer
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