LPN Programs in California

Advanced College
South Gate, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 63.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #57
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Advanced Computing Institute
Los Angeles, CA


Allan Hancock College
Santa Maria, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 95.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #8
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American Career College-Anaheim
Anaheim, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 83.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #25

American Career College-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 65.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #55

American Career College-Lynwood
Lynwood, CA


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American Career College-Ontario
Ontario, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 76.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #37

American Medical Sciences Center
Glendale, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 58.50%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #65

Anderson Medical Career College
North Hollywood, CA


Angeles College
Los Angeles, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 59.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #63

Angeles Institute
ARTESIA, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 61.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #60

Annenberg School of Nursing
Reseda, CA


Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 84.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #23
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Bakersfield Adult School
Bakersfield, CA


Bakersfield College
Bakersfield, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 79.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #31
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Baldy View ROP
Ontario, CA


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


Beaumont Adult School
Beaumont, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 94.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #11
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Bethesda University of California
Anaheim, CA


Blake Austin College
Vacaville, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 80.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #28
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Brightwood College-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 71.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #46

Brightwood College-Chula Vista
Chula Vista, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 80.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #29

Brightwood College-Modesto
Salida, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 60.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #62

Brightwood College-North Hollywood
North Hollywood, CA


Brightwood College-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 72.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #43

Brightwood College-San Diego
San Diego, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 71.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #46

Brightwood College-Vista
Vista, CA


Butte College
Oroville, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 94.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #10
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California Career College
Canoga Park, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 66.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #52
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California Nurses Educational Institute
Palm Springs, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 72.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #43

Career Care Institute
Lancaster, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 72.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #44
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Career Care Institute, Moreno Valley
Moreno Valley, CA


Career Development Institute Inc
Los Angeles, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 96.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #7

Career Networks Institute
Orange, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 67.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #51
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Carrington College-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 89.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #16

Carrington College-San Jose
San Jose, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 59.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #64

Carrington College-San Leandro
San Leandro, CA


Casa Loma College - Hawthorne
Hawthorne, CA


Casa Loma College-Van Nuys
Van Nuys, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 50.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #71
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Cerro Coso Community College
Ridgecrest, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 84.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #22
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Chaffey College
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 65.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #55
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Charles A Jones Career and Education Center
Sacramento, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 76.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #37
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Charter College-Canyon Country
Canyon Country, CA


Citrus College
Glendora, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 87.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #19
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City College of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 63.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #56
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Clovis Adult Education
Clovis, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 84.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #23
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Coast Health Career College
Anaheim, CA


College of Medical Arts
Sacramento, CA


College of the Desert
Palm Desert, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 79.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #32
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College of the Redwoods
Eureka, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 82.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #27
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College of the Redwoods - Del Norte
Crescent City, CA


College of the Siskiyous
Weed, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 97.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #4
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Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program
Redlands, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 85.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #21

Concorde Career College-Garden Grove
Garden Grove, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 73.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #42

Concorde Career College-North Hollywood
North Hollywood, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 83.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #24

Concorde Career College-San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 79.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #33

Concorde Career College-San Diego
San Diego, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 87.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #20

Copper Mountain Community College
Joshua Tree, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 97.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #6
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Cuesta College
San Luis Obispo, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 84.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #22
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Curam College of Nursing
Sacramento, CA


Dinuba Adult School
Dinuba, CA


Downey Adult School
Downey, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 68.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #48

Feather River Community College District
Quincy, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 78.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #35
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Four - D College - Victorville
Victorville, CA


Franklin Career Colleges, Inc. - Ontario
Ontario, CA


Fresno Adult School
Fresno, CA


Gavilan College
Gilroy, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 94.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #9
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Glendale Career College
Glendale, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 61.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #59
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Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts
San Mateo, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 72.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #43
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Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
La Puente, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 80.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #29
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Hanford Adult School
Hanford, CA


Hartnell College
Salinas, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 92.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #13
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High Desert Medical College
Lancaster, CA


Homestead Schools
Torrance, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 71.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #46

Imperial Valley College
Imperial, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 87.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #20
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InfoTech Career College
Paramount, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 74.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #41

Institute of Medical Education
San Jose, CA


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Institute of Technology
Clovis, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 68.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #48
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Integrity College Of Health
Pasadena, CA


Joseph's School of Nursing
Lancaster, CA


Lassen Community College
Susanville, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 52.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #70
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Long Beach City College
Long Beach, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 79.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #32
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Los Medanos College
Pittsburg, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 90.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #15
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Marian Health Careers Center-Los Angeles Campus
Los Angeles, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 66.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #53
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Marian Health Careers Center-Van Nuys Campus
Van Nuys, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 82.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #26

Maric College - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA


Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center
Los Angeles, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 55.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #67
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Medical Allied Career Center
Santa Fe Springs, CA


Medical Career Institute
South El Monte, CA


Merced College
Merced, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 88.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #17
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Merritt College
Oakland, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 60.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #61
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MiraCosta College
Oceanside, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 97.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #5
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Mission College
Santa Clara, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 91.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #14
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Napa Valley College
Napa, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 72.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #45
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National Career College
Panorama City, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 67.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #51
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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

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 90.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #15
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North-West College-Pasadena
Pasadena, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 66.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #54
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North-West College-Pomona
Pomona, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 54.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #69
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North-West College-Riverside
Riverside, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 78.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #34
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North-West College-West Covina
West Covina, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 57.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #66
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Oikos University
Oakland, CA


Oxman College
San Francisco, CA


Pacific College
Costa Mesa, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 77.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #36

Palladium Technical Academy
Temple City, CA


Palo Verde College
Blythe, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 74.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #40
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Pasadena City College
Pasadena, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 62.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #58
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Premiere Career College
Irwindale, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 73.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #42

Prime Career College
Vallejo,, CA


Professional Medical Careers Institute
Westlake Village, CA


Rio Hondo College
Whittier, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 92.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #12
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Riverside City College
Riverside, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 98.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #2
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Sacramento City College
Sacramento, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 88.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #18
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Salinas Adult School
Salinas, CA


San Joaquin Delta College
Stockton, CA


San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia
Visalia, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 84.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #22

Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 67.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #50
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Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria
Santa Maria, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 98.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #3
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Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 98.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #3
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Santa Rosa Junior College
Santa Rosa, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 99.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #1
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Shasta College
Redding, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 54.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #68
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Sierra Pacific College
Redlands, CA


Solano Community College
Fairfield, CA


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Southwestern College
Chula Vista, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 80.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #30
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Stanbridge College
Irvine, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 89.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #16
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Stanton University, Garden Grove
Garden Grove, CA


State Center Community College District
Fresno, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 71.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #47

Summit College
Colton, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 75.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #39
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Summit College - Anaheim
Anaheim, CA


Tri-County ROP
Yuba City, CA


Trinity School of Health and Allied Sciences
Torrance, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 61.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #60

Tulare Adult School
Tulare, CA


Ukiah Adult School
Ukiah, CA


Unitek College
Fremont, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 74.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #41

Unitek College - Sacramento
Sacramento, CA


Unitek College - Santa Clara
Santa Clara, CA


University of Antelope Valley
Lancaster, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 76.30%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #38
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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

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 67.70%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #49
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West Valley Occupational Center
Woodland Hills, CA


WestMed College-Merced
Merced, CA


WestMed College-San Jose
San Jose, CA


Xavier College
Stockton, CA

Avg. NCLEX-PN pass rate: 87.00%
NCLEX-PN Rank: #20

YWCA Los Angeles Job Corps Center
Los Angeles, CA



Closed LPN Programs

Career Colleges of America - South Gate
South Gate, CA
School closed in 2014

Carrington College California - Antioch
Antioch, CA
School closed in 2018

Central Nursing College
Los Angeles, CA
School closed in 2014

CIT College of InfoMedical Technology
ANAHEIM, CA
School closed in 2011

Everest College - Alhambra
Alhambra, 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 2018

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

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.