California Nurses Educational Institute

College Type: At least 2 but less than 4 years, Private for-profit

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LPN Program

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, change dressing, prepare food trays, monitor equipment, maintain patient’s charts, take vital signs amongst other duties to be performed in a healthcare environment including prep patients for surgery and assisting a surgeon in the operating room.

Previous graduates from the CNEI Vocational Nursing Program have found employment at Desert Regional Medical Center, Indio Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the California Nursing and Rehab Center.

Graduates will be eligible to apply to sit for licensing to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse.

Admission Requirements

  • All applicants must be 18 years of age or more
  • High School Diploma (or transcripts) or GED equivalency certificate


The program takes 16 months to complete. 

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 71%
Average number of students tested annually: 43
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX PN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX PN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at California Nurses Educational Institute as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 45 76 71.45
2011 41 80 88.22
2010 42 57 87.53
2009 39 62 88.47
2008 39 56 87.58
2007 33 67 85.88

California Nurses Educational Institute
68-860 Perez Rd
Cathedral City, CA 92234