LPN Programs in California

Advanced College
South Gate, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 58%
Total test writers: 26 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #53
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Allan Hancock College
Santa Maria, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 27 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #8
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American Career College-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 75%
Total test writers: 166 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #51
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American Career College-Lynwood
Lynwood, CA


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American Career College-Ontario
Ontario, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 79%
Total test writers: 214 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #34
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American Medical Sciences Center
Glendale, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 17%
Total test writers: 6 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #61
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Angeles College
Los Angeles, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 67%
Total test writers: 6 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #59
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Angeles Institute
ARTESIA, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 61%
Total test writers: 90 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #56
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Annenberg School of Nursing
Reseda, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 9 students
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Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 90%
Total test writers: 10 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #22
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Bakersfield College
Bakersfield, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 89%
Total test writers: 19 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #28
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Baldy View ROP
Ontario, CA


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


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Beaumont Adult School
Beaumont, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 96%
Total test writers: 23 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #11
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Bethesda University of California
Anaheim, CA


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Blake Austin College
Vacaville, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 67%
Total test writers: 54 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #25
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Brightwood College-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 71%
Total test writers: 51 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #43
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Brightwood College-Chula Vista
Chula Vista, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 92%
Total test writers: 78 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #26
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Brightwood College-Modesto
Salida, CA

2015 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 40%
Total test writers: 5 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #58
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Brightwood College-North Hollywood
North Hollywood, CA


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Brightwood College-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 72%
Total test writers: 97 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #40
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Brightwood College-San Diego
San Diego, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 70%
Total test writers: 151 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #43
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Butte College
Oroville, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 95%
Total test writers: 21 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #10
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California Career College
Canoga Park, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 69%
Total test writers: 16 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #48
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California Career Institute, Garden Grove
Garden Grove, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 74%
Total test writers: 38 students
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California Nurses Educational Institute
Palm Springs, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 67%
Total test writers: 63 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #40
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Career Care Institute
Lancaster, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 76%
Total test writers: 66 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #41
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Career Development Institute Inc
Los Angeles, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 92%
Total test writers: 25 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #7
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Career Networks Institute
Orange, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 77%
Total test writers: 62 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #47
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Carrington College-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 90%
Total test writers: 50 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #16
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Carrington College-San Jose
San Jose, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 72%
Total test writers: 58 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #60
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Casa Loma College-Van Nuys
Van Nuys, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 40%
Total test writers: 80 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #66
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Cerro Coso Community College
Ridgecrest, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 13 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #21
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CES College
Burbank, CA


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Chaffey College
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 62%
Total test writers: 39 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #51
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Charles A Jones Career and Education Center
Sacramento, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 78%
Total test writers: 18 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #34
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Charter College-Canyon Country
Canyon Country, CA


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Citrus College
Glendora, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 92%
Total test writers: 38 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #19
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City College of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 58%
Total test writers: 36 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #52
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College of the Desert
Palm Desert, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 88%
Total test writers: 16 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #29
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College of the Redwoods
Eureka, CA

2015 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 90%
Total test writers: 21 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #24
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College of the Siskiyous
Weed, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 95%
Total test writers: 22 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #4
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Concorde Career College-Garden Grove
Garden Grove, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 72%
Total test writers: 68 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #39
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Concorde Career College-North Hollywood
North Hollywood, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 88%
Total test writers: 56 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #16
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Concorde Career College-San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 76%
Total test writers: 49 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #30
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Concorde Career College-San Diego
San Diego, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 82%
Total test writers: 73 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #20
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Copper Mountain Community College
Joshua Tree, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 9 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #6
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Cuesta College
San Luis Obispo, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 67%
Total test writers: 30 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #21
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Curam College of Nursing
Sacramento, CA


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Downey Adult School
Downey, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 68%
Total test writers: 53 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #44
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Feather River Community College District
Quincy, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 67%
Total test writers: 9 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #32
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Franklin Career Colleges, Inc. - Ontario
Ontario, CA


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Gavilan College
Gilroy, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 21 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #9
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Glendale Career College
Glendale, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 58%
Total test writers: 53 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #55
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Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts
San Mateo, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 74%
Total test writers: 68 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #40
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Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
La Puente, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 79%
Total test writers: 28 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #26
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Hartnell College
Salinas, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 94%
Total test writers: 17 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #13
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High Desert Medical College
Lancaster, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 90%
Total test writers: 10 students
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Homestead Schools
Torrance, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 81%
Total test writers: 16 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #43
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Imperial Valley College
Imperial, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 69%
Total test writers: 13 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #20
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InfoTech Career College
Paramount, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 67%
Total test writers: 13 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #38
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Institute of Medical Education
San Jose, CA


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Institute of Technology
Clovis, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 44%
Total test writers: 27 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #44
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Integrity College Of Health
Pasadena, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 64%
Total test writers: 22 students
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Lassen Community College
Susanville, CA

2015 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 0%
Total test writers: 1 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #65
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Long Beach City College
Long Beach, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 79%
Total test writers: 34 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #29
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Los Medanos College
Pittsburg, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 88%
Total test writers: 16 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #15
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Marian Health Careers Center-Los Angeles Campus
Los Angeles, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 61%
Total test writers: 23 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #49
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Marian Health Careers Center-Van Nuys Campus
Van Nuys, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 86%
Total test writers: 22 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #23
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Medical Allied Career Center
Santa Fe Springs, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 94%
Total test writers: 18 students
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Merced College
Merced, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 88%
Total test writers: 32 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #17
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Merritt College
Oakland, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 1 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #57
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MiraCosta College
Oceanside, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 92%
Total test writers: 12 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #5
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Mission College
Santa Clara, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 85%
Total test writers: 27 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #14
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Napa Valley College
Napa, CA

2015 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 85%
Total test writers: 20 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #42
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National Career College
Panorama City, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 67%
Total test writers: 12 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #47
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NCP College - Hayward
Hayward, CA


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Nightingale School of Nursing
San Leandro, CA


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North-West College-Glendale
Glendale, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 81%
Total test writers: 16 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #15
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North-West College-Pasadena
Pasadena, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 70%
Total test writers: 23 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #50
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North-West College-Pomona
Pomona, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 56%
Total test writers: 41 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #64
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North-West College-Riverside
Riverside, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 78%
Total test writers: 78 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #31
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North-West College-West Covina
West Covina, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 55%
Total test writers: 73 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #62
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Oxman College
San Francisco, CA


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Pacific College
Costa Mesa, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 80%
Total test writers: 50 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #33
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Palladium Technical Academy
Temple City, CA


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Palo Verde College
Blythe, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 1 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #37
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Pasadena City College
Pasadena, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 92%
Total test writers: 12 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #54
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Premiere Career College
Irwindale, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 63%
Total test writers: 35 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #39
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Rio Hondo College
Whittier, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 89%
Total test writers: 19 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #12
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Riverside City College
Riverside, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 95%
Total test writers: 39 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #2
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Sacramento City College
Sacramento, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 97%
Total test writers: 34 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #18
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San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia
Visalia, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 94%
Total test writers: 50 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #21
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Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 58%
Total test writers: 36 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #46
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Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria
Santa Maria, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 20 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #3
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Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 97%
Total test writers: 31 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #3
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Santa Rosa Junior College
Santa Rosa, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 97%
Total test writers: 29 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #1
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Shasta College
Redding, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 59%
Total test writers: 22 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #63
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Solano Community College
Fairfield, CA


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Southwestern College
Chula Vista, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 100%
Total test writers: 1 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #27
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Stanbridge College
Irvine, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 93%
Total test writers: 136 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #16
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Stanton University, Garden Grove
Garden Grove, CA


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Summit College
Colton, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 77%
Total test writers: 167 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #36
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Tri-County ROP
Yuba City, CA


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Trinity School of Health and Allied Sciences
Torrance, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 44%
Total test writers: 39 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #56
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Unitek College
Fremont, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 69%
Total test writers: 105 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #38
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University of Antelope Valley
Lancaster, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 80%
Total test writers: 40 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #35
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West Coast Ultrasound Institute
Beverly Hills, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 77%
Total test writers: 13 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #45
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WestMed College-Merced
Merced, CA


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Xavier College
Stockton, CA

2016 NCLEX-PN Passrate: 97%
Total test writers: 65 students
NCLEX-PN Rank: #20
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Yuba College
Marysville, CA


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Closed LPN Programs

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

Everest College - Alhambra
Alhambra, CA
School closed in 2015

Four - D College
Colton, CA
School closed in 2015

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.