LPN Programs in California


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. 

There are 208 nursing schools in California that provide LPN program. We gathered some key information about each school to help you learn more about the schools' characteristics and the programs they provide.

Where applicable we also list weighted average NCLEX pass rate of the students who attended the schools in the last 3 years.

Advanced College
South Gate, CA


Advanced Computing Institute
Los Angeles, CA


Allan Hancock College
Santa Maria, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 81.00%
  • PN: 96.00%

American Career College-Lynwood
Lynwood, CA


Anderson Medical Career College
North Hollywood, CA


Angeles College
Los Angeles, CA


Angeles Institute
ARTESIA, CA


Annenberg School of Nursing
Reseda, CA


Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 83.70%
  • PN: 87.10%

Bakersfield Adult School
Bakersfield, CA


Bakersfield College
Bakersfield, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 91.70%
  • PN: 78.40%

Baldy View ROP
Ontario, CA


Bay Area College of Nursing, Inc.
Palo Alto, CA


Beaumont Adult School
Beaumont, CA


Bethesda University of California
Anaheim, CA


Blake Austin College
Vacaville, CA


Butte College
Oroville, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 82.90%
  • PN: 95.10%

California Career College
Canoga Park, CA


California Career Institute
Garden Grove, CA


California Nurses Educational Institute
Palm Springs, CA


Career Care Institute
Lancaster, CA


Career Care Institute, Moreno Valley
Moreno Valley, CA


Career Development Institute Inc
Los Angeles, CA


Career Networks Institute
Orange, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 77.40%
  • PN: 67.90%

Carrington College-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 78.60%
  • PN: 89.10%

Carrington College-San Jose
San Jose, CA


Carrington College-San Leandro
San Leandro, CA


Casa Loma College - Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA


Casa Loma College-Van Nuys
Van Nuys, CA


Cerro Coso Community College
Ridgecrest, CA


CES College
Burbank, CA


Chaffey College
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 92.30%
  • PN: 64.40%

Citrus College
Glendora, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.10%
  • PN: 88.40%

City College of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 87.50%
  • PN: 62.60%

Clovis Adult Education
Clovis, CA


Coast Health Career College
Anaheim, CA


College of Medical Arts
Sacramento, CA


College of the Desert
Palm Desert, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.10%
  • PN: 82.20%

College of the Redwoods
Eureka, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.60%

College of the Redwoods - Del Norte
Crescent City, CA


College of the Siskiyous
Weed, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 95.00%
  • PN: 97.10%

Concorde Career College-Garden Grove
Garden Grove, CA


Concorde Career College-North Hollywood
North Hollywood, CA


Concorde Career College-San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA


Concorde Career College-San Diego
San Diego, CA


Copper Mountain Community College
Joshua Tree, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 86.20%
  • PN: 98.00%

Cuesta College
San Luis Obispo, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 100.00%
  • PN: 81.10%

Curam College of Nursing
Sacramento, CA


Dinuba Adult School
Dinuba, CA


Downey Adult School
Downey, CA


Four - D College - Victorville
Victorville, CA


Franklin Career Colleges, Inc. - Ontario
Ontario, CA


Fresno Adult School
Fresno, CA


Gavilan College
Gilroy, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 81.00%
  • PN: 95.30%

Glendale Career College
Glendale, CA


Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts
San Mateo, CA


Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
La Puente, CA


Hanford Adult School
Hanford, CA


Hartnell College
Salinas, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.30%
  • PN: 92.90%

Healthcare Career College
Paramount, CA


High Desert Medical College
Lancaster, CA


Homestead Schools
Torrance, CA


Imperial Valley College
Imperial, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 91.40%
  • PN: 83.60%

Institute of Medical Education
San Jose, CA


Institute of Technology
Clovis, CA


Integrity College of Health
Pasadena, CA


Joseph's School of Nursing
Lancaster, CA


Lassen Community College
Susanville, CA


Long Beach City College
Long Beach, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 91.30%
  • PN: 79.80%

Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Los Angeles, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.90%

Los Medanos College
Pittsburg, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 86.70%
  • PN: 85.40%

Medical Allied Career Center
Santa Fe Springs, CA


Medical Career Institute
South El Monte, CA


Merced College
Merced, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.50%
  • PN: 89.70%

Merritt College
Oakland, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 95.20%

MiraCosta College
Oceanside, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.50%
  • PN: 96.40%

Mission College
Santa Clara, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 69.40%
  • PN: 90.60%

Modesto Junior College
Modesto, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.10%

Mt San Jacinto Community College District
San Jacinto, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 92.80%

Napa Valley College
Napa, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 79.60%
  • PN: 74.30%

National Career College
Panorama City, CA


NCP College - Hayward
Hayward, CA


NCP College - South San Francisco
South San Francisco, CA


Nightingale School of Nursing
San Leandro, CA


North Orange County ROP
Anaheim, CA


North-West College-Glendale
Glendale, CA


North-West College-Pasadena
Pasadena, CA


North-West College-Pomona
Pomona, CA


North-West College-Riverside
Riverside, CA


North-West College-West Covina
West Covina, CA


Oikos University
Oakland, CA


Oxman College
San Francisco, CA


Pacific College
Costa Mesa, CA


Palladium Technical Academy
Temple City, CA


Palo Verde College
Blythe, CA


Pasadena City College
Pasadena, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 86.20%
  • PN: 65.90%

Premiere Career College
Irwindale, CA


Prime Career College
Vallejo,, CA


Professional Medical Careers Institute
Westlake Village, CA


Reedley College
Reedley, CA


Rio Hondo College
Whittier, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 91.50%
  • PN: 91.90%

Riverside City College
Riverside, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 92.90%
  • PN: 97.80%

Sacramento City College
Sacramento, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 95.30%
  • PN: 89.20%

Salinas Adult School
Salinas, CA


San Bernardino Valley College
San Bernardino, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 78.60%

San Diego City College
San Diego, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.20%

San Joaquin Delta College
Stockton, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.20%

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia
Visalia, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 79.00%
  • PN: 85.70%

Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 94.00%
  • PN: 97.00%

Santa Rosa Junior College
Santa Rosa, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 93.40%
  • PN: 98.70%

Shasta College
Redding, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.00%
  • PN: 55.70%

Sierra Pacific College
Redlands, CA


Solano Community College
Fairfield, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 86.00%

Southwestern College
Chula Vista, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 87.60%
  • PN: 84.60%

Stanbridge University
Irvine, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 100.00%
  • PN: 89.80%

Stanton University, Garden Grove
Garden Grove, CA


Summit College
Colton, CA


Summit College - Anaheim
Anaheim, CA


Tri-County ROP
Yuba City, CA


Tulare Adult School
Tulare, CA


Ukiah Adult School
Ukiah, CA


Unitek College
Fremont, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 73.50%
  • PN: 73.00%

Unitek College - Sacramento
Sacramento, CA


Unitek College - Santa Clara
Santa Clara, CA


University of Antelope Valley
Lancaster, CA


University of Phoenix-California
Costa Mesa, CA


Valley College of Medical Careers
West Hills, CA


Visalia Adult School
Visalia, CA


Walter Jay M.D. Institute
Los Angeles, CA


West Coast Ultrasound Institute
Beverly Hills, CA


WestMed College-Merced
Merced, CA


WestMed College-San Jose
San Jose, CA


Yuba College
Marysville, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 83.00%

YWCA Los Angeles Job Corps Center
Los Angeles, CA



Closed Schools/Programs

Brightwood College-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA

School closed in 2018

Brightwood College-Chula Vista
Chula Vista, CA

School closed in 2018

Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys
Van Nuys, CA

School closed in 2018

Brightwood College-Modesto
Salida, CA

School closed in 2019

Brightwood College-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

School closed in 2019

Brightwood College-San Diego
San Diego, CA

School closed in 2019

Brightwood College-Vista
Vista, CA

School closed in 2019

Career Colleges of America - South Gate
South Gate, CA

School closed in 2014

Carrington College California - Antioch
Antioch, CA

School closed in 2019

Central Nursing College
Los Angeles, CA

School closed in 2014

Charter College-Canyon Country
Canyon Country, CA

School closed in 2016

CIT College of InfoMedical Technology
ANAHEIM, CA

School closed in 2011

Everest College - Alhambra
Alhambra, CA

School closed in 2015

Everest College - Anaheim
Anaheim, CA

School closed in 2015

Four - D College
Colton, CA

School closed in 2015

InterCoast Career Institute-South Portland
Granada Hills, CA

School closed in 2016

Kaplan College - Stockton
Stockton, CA

School closed in 2013

Preferred College of Nursing - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

School closed in 2015

Twin Rivers Adult School
North Highlands, CA

School closed in 2014