Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys

Van Nuys, CA 91406
Closed or stopped accepting new students in 2018. For more information check U.S. Department of Education closed schools page.

Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys is one of the 74 private 2-year, for-profit colleges in California. Its campus is small in size and located in Van Nuys. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 74% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.


Campus LocaleLarge City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio33:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelFor-profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs Offered

The Kaplan College Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

The program prepares students to work in a variety of setting including, clinics, doctor’s offices, and hospitals by equipping them with the professional skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in nursing.

The program combines classroom instruction with clinical and lab experience preparing nurses to deliver direct patient care, data collection, basic bedside nursing, wound management, medication administration and documentation and patient education under the supervision of a physician or a registered nurse.

Successful graduates from the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examinations for licensure as a Vocational Nurse.

Admission Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, GED equivalency certificate
  • Possess a Home Study Certificate or transcript from a Home Study Program equivalent to high school diploma
  • Complete required admission documents
  • Complete informational interview
  • Nationally standardized test designed to measure ability to perform tasks associated with occupational goals
  • Complete Enrollment Agreement
  • Documentations for health examinations, immunizations, pathology tests,

A criminal background check may be required for a student for the purposes of professional licensing, registration exams and certification. Students who have prior felony convictions or serious misdemeanors may be denied professional certification, licensing and registration.  

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 7 33

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Institutional Accreditations
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
08/09/2013 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

No Info Available

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 91% of Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 70% $3,724
Other Federal Grant 43% $185
State Grant & Scholarships 8% $2,593
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 25% $627
Federal Student Loans 82% $7,953
Private Loans 1% $15,571


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$21,428
$30,001 to $48,000$21,603
$48,001 to $75,000$23,094
$75,001 to $110,000$23,510
Over $110,000$24,649

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.

Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys
15400 Sherman Way, Suite 101
Van Nuys, CA 91406

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