Pasadena City College

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

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LPN Program

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 year for enrollment begins each fall. The 40 unit certificate program has required courses offered in the summer session.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Official High School Transcript or GED equivalency certificate
  2. Official transcript from all colleges of universities attended

Application forms are available online from the 15th of February to the 15th of March every year. If the 15th of March falls on a weekend or holiday the deadline will extend to the next business day.

Priority will be given to applicants:

  • Who complete all pre-requisite courses: Nutrition 11, Physiology 100, Psychology 24, Mat, pre-algebra or higher course (It is recommended that all basic science courses be completed within the past five years)
  • Who withdrew from the LVN program during a previous enrollment and are eligible for readmission
  • Transfer students

Students who are selected to enter the LVN program will be required to submit to a health clearance and criminal background check to attend clinical experiences. 

Students who complete the curriculum will receive a Certificate of Achievement and will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for licensed Vocational Nurses.

Completion of the course does not guarantee licensure. 

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 77%
Average number of students tested annually: 15
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 Pasadena City College as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 9 67 71.45
2011 27 93 88.22
2010 7 71 87.53
2009 17 88 88.47
2008 18 89 87.58
2007 23 96 85.88

ADN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 92.54%
Average number of students tested annually: 121
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 Pasadena City College as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 130 95.38 71.45
2011 110 95.45 88.22
2010 121 86.78 87.53
2009 110 90 88.47
2008 113 93.81 87.58
2007 101 94.06 85.88

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Pasadena City College
1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106