Vocational Nurse

The Vocational Nurse course prepares the qualified individual to perform basic nursing care in the health care facility.  Instruction includes both classroom and clinical training with an emphasis on the nursing process and the relationship to patient care procedures, infection control, and medication administration.  The integrated curriculum includes anatomy and physiology, growth and development, and pathology as it relates to the health care needs of of patients. Students receive clinical training in health care facilities.  Upon successful completion of the Vocational Nursing course, students are prepared for the licensure examination offered by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.


The course meets the requirements of the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.



13 months

Class Schedule

Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Please visit this page for all fees.


  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate
  • Participation in a qualifying interview
  • Present satisfactory physical examination
  • Current CPR Certificate

Next Start Date**:

August 2020


** Due to the limited size of the class, there is a selection process in order to enroll in the Vocational Nursing program.  All prospective students must take a placement exam. Students who successfully complete all entrance exams will be notified by mail.

Orientation and Placement Exam schedule

Update 02/03/2020 1:00 PM - All sessions are full.
You must REGISTER for the LVN Orientation and Placement Test (OPT) session.

You may only register for one testing session. Only REGISTERED test candidates will be admitted to the Orientation and Placement Test session:

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 8:00 AM
  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 8:00 AM
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 8:00 AM
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 8:00 AM
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 8:00 AM


* Testing dates are subject to change due to class scheduling.

Placement Test Location:

NEW LOCATION! 11277 Atlantic Ave, Lynwood, CA 90262

What to Bring on Test Day:


Parking is available in the parking lot.


Click here to read the summary guide about Vocational Nursing on the State of California's Employment Development Department's website.


Click here to read more about Vocational Nursing on the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook website.


Updated: 02/03/2020; ERB