Hartnell College

Nursing and Allied Health

College Type: At least 2 but less than 4 years, Public

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LPN Program

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 experience and laboratory competency.

The Vocational Nursing Program trains students to be licensed as vocational nurses to practice under the supervision of a registered nurse or a physician in a range of setting including medical offices, clinics, hospitals, correctional facilities, home health agencies and long term facilities.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Hartnell College Admission for Application (general college application)
  2. High School Diploma or GED equivalency certificate (required by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California)
  3. Complete application to the VN program
  4. Complete pre-requisite programs (all pre-requisite courses or equivalents must be completed with a 'C' grade or higher)
  5. Official college transcripts

The Vocational Nursing program receives more applications than there are spaces available. Admission will be based on the GPA and or work experience of the applicants.

Letters of recommendation and performance ratings from persons familiar with the work experience and education of the applicant in a health related field such as paramedic, nursing assistant, medical assistant or instructors will be considered during the process. Personal references will not be considered.

Admission Deadline is October. It is the responsibility of the applicant to seek answers to questions from the nursing department administrators, counseling faculty, Admission and Records Office and faculty members.

The college will require health screening, a series of immunizations a criminal background check after an applicant has been conditionally accepted into the program.

It is recommended that students in the program work no more than 16 hours a week due to the considerable clinical time commitment and rigorous coursework required.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 90.33%
Average number of students tested annually: 24
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 Hartnell College as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 20 90 71.45
2011 22 91 88.22
2010 30 90 87.53
2009 33 91 88.47
2008 19 90 87.58
2007 9 89 85.88

ADN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 93.41%
Average number of students tested annually: 41
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Hartnell College as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 34 94.12 71.45
2011 52 94.23 88.22
2010 37 91.89 87.53
2009 32 84.38 88.47
2008 18 94.44 87.58

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Hartnell College
411 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901