Pacific College

College Type: At least 2 but less than 4 years, Private for-profit


LPN Program

The Pacific College Nursing program is part of the accredited post-secondary education effort offered by the college. The program aims to offer accessible, relevant and innovative education to adult learners to deal with the fast paced and complex demands and challenges in technological advancement that has created new levels of demand for expert health care professionals.

The program works to offer the best learning environment which combines the academic classroom experience with real world demands.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Meet with and admission representative
  2. High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  3. Take the entrance exam
  4. Interview with the Director of Nursing
  5. Complete enrollment forms  

Pacific College offers full time and part time Associate of Science Degree and Diploma classes which begin every month in Vocational Nursing.

The program totals 1542 hours offered in convenient day and evening classes. The flexibility of the programs allows students to maintain work and personal life with little challenge.  

Graduates from the program will be eligible to sit for the state Licensure Examination for Licensed Vocational Nursing allowing them to practice under the supervision of a registered Nurse or a Physician to provide direct patient care in a range of clinical settings including clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities and home health agencies.

Vocational Nursing is offered as an Associate of Science degree program or a diploma program.
The length of the program is 1542 hours. Convenient day and evening classes are available.


State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 70.33%
Average number of students tested annually: 159
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 Pacific College as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 134 63 71.45
2011 200 72 88.22
2010 143 76 87.53
2009 90 74 88.47
2008 131 80 87.58
2007 121 88 85.88

Pacific College
3160 Red Hill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626