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Licensed Vocational Nursing


About Us

The LVN Program is a three-semester program teaching basic nursing care, administration of medications, and carrying out therapeutic and rehabilitative measures. Upon completion, a student is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) to become licensed as a Vocational Nurse. An additional one semester of prerequisites provides the student with the opportunity to apply to the LVN/Paramedic to RN - Career Mobility.


LVN applications accepted

April 10 - 21, 2023. 

LVN Application 2023
Please carefully read the application in full before contacting the Health Occupations Department.
              -Thank you

How to Apply

  1. Complete the CR Online Application
  2. The Licensed Vocational Nursing application period is April 10-April 21, 2023.
  3. Applications that are mailed to the Health Occupations Department must be date stamped from the post office during the specified application period. For verification of your mailed application, please mail it certified-return receipt requested.
  4. Mail to: 
    Health Occupations
    7351 Tompkins Hill Rd.
    Eureka CA 95501-9300

    • You may deliver your application to the Health Occupations Department during business hours. Please use the Dropbox. Applications will also be accepted in Del Norte, you may hand deliver to the Main Office. You will receive a confirmation email that your application was received within two business days.
  1. Self-deliver to Eureka campus: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm, Applied Technology Building, AT-118         
  2. Self-deliver to Del Norte campus: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm, Main Office                    
    • Electronic Transcripts: Sent to when a College or University will only provide electronic transcripts. The applicant must notify the Health Occupations Department at . The Department is not responsible for tracking electronic transcripts that are sent without notification.
    • Your MyCR email address will be used for correspondence with the Health Occupations department. If you have not already done so, please make sure your MyCR student email is updated to Office 365. See Account Setup Link Below:  


    • Qualified applicants will be notified by May 31, 2023 via MyCR email.

The LVN program is offered every other year. The next offering of the LVN program is Fall of 2023.

Admission to the LVN Program is determined by a lottery based selection process.

Please note: The LVN program is a three-semester program. All students admitted will complete the program in three semesters of consecutive coursework. (Fall/Spring/Fall). Time from program admission to program completion is 18 months.  

Application Requirements

  1. BIO-8 (Human Biology) and HO-15 (Nutrition) are program pre-requisites. You must complete both of these courses with a 'C' or better prior to the start of the fall 2023 semester in order to qualify for the LVN program.
  2. Certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Home Health Aide is required for program application. 
  3. For the 2023 application cycle ONLY, HO-110 can be in progress.  Please see the application for details. 
  4. A 2023 Summer session of HO-110, Basic Patient Care, will be available in Eureka. CR students may register through WebAdvisor.
  5. A 10-panel urine drug screen is required 30 days before the beginning of your first clinical rotations and every Fall following a summer break. Positive results mean you cannot attend clinical per clinical agency contract. Inability to attend clinical will result in being dismissed from the course. 

Employment opportunities include:

  • Acute and chronic care settings
  • Health care provider settings
  • Other healthcare facilities
fast Fact
60% of nurses in California receive their educations from a community college.

California Employment Statistics

Licensed Vocational Nurse


Median Wage with an Associate’s Degree

Projected Job Growth


Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook 2018-2028

Contact Us

Contact Information

Health Occupations Home

 Shauna Burdick, Dean

 Jencie Smith, Administrative Secretary

 Health Occupations Office, AT-100C

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