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California LPN Programs

Free guide to LPN training classes in California (CA)

Find approved LPN courses to earn your California practical nurse certificate

LPN Nursing Careers in California

If you are interested in careers in the health care industry, there are many different specialties to choose from. Becoming a licensed practical nurse, also known as a vocational nurse, can give you a career that you can rely on for life. Practical nurses are trained medical professionals that work under the supervision of doctors or registered nurses in virtually all types of health care facilities.


Starting your career as a practical nurse in California requires only a high school diploma or GED. There are many private schools as well as community colleges that offer practical nursing programs. To find an accredited program in your area, review the currently approved training courses listed on this page. The cost of tuition is different for each program and most schools offer some sort of financial aid to help aspiring students pay for their education.

Upon enrollment in a California practical nursing program, you will receive training in a wide variety of procedures. You will learn how to take vital signs, give injections, perform lab tests, collect samples and update patient charts. There will also be training for basic care such as feeding, bathing and moving the patients. Just as there are many medical specialties, there are also areas of specialty within practical nursing, such as gerontology and pediatrics. It is best to explore different fields to find the niche that is most satisfying for you.

Once you have passed the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-PN, you will become a licensed practical nurse that can choose from a wide variety of LPN employment positions. Hospitals have many positions available for practical nurses in various departments and the demand for capable staff is always high. But that is only the beginning, because you can also choose to work for a private medical practice, hospice care center, nursing home or in-home care environment.

Becoming a practical nurse is just the beginning of your career in health care and your potential is unlimited. Your skills will be useful in all areas of medicine from patient care to management and you can always opt to receive more specialized training in the future. The average annual salary for a California LPN is nearly $50,000 so your education can pay for itself within a year. Combined with good benefits and the satisfaction of helping others, practical nursing is a career that will last a lifetime.


List of 192 LPN Programs in California (CA)

ABC Educators

504 North Sixth St.
Redlands, CA 92374
(909) 553-2678

Academy of English Language

3470 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 383-9777

Advanced Computing Institute

3470 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 383-8999

Advanced Pro Nursing Institute

2505 Technology Drive
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 266-0868

Allan Hancock College

800 S College Dr
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 922-6966 Ext 3384

Allied Medical & Health Services, Inc.

730 S. Central Avenue #208
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 637-7871

American Career College – LA

4021 Rosewood Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 668-7555

American Career College, Ontario

3130 East Sedona Court
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 218-3253

American Career College – Orange County

1200 North Magnolia Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 952-9066

American College of Nursing, LLC

2600 Stanwell Drive, Suite 103
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 689-9900

Anderson Medical Career College, Commerce City

6400 East Washington Blvd.
Commerce, CA 90040
(323) 724-1799

Angeles College of Nursing

3440 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 310
Los Angles, CA 90010
(213) 487-2211

Angeles Institute

11688 South Street, Suite 205
Artesia, CA 90701
(562) 531-4100

Annenberg School of Nursing

7150 Tampa Avenue
Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 774-3327

Antelope Valley College

3041 West Ave K
Lancaster, CA 93536-5426
(661) 722-6402

Bakersfield Adult School

2727 F. Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 861-1151

Bakersfield College

1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 395-4281

Baldwin Park Adult School

4640 N. Maine Avenue
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(626) 939 4456

Baldy View ROP

1501 S. Bon View Ave
Ontario, CA 91761
(909) 947-3400 Ext 310

Bay Area College of Nursing

824 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 858-6810

Bay Area College of Nursing Daly City

6150 Mission Street, Suite 103
Daly City, CA 94014
(650) 755-6888

Beaumont Adult School

1575 Cherry Ave
Beaumont, CA 92223
(951) 845-6012

Bethesda University of California

730 North Euclid Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 683-1460

Blake Austin College

611 K. Orange Drive
Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 455-0557

Boston Reed/Martinez Adult Education Center

600 F Street
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 228-3276

Butte College

3536 Butte Campus Dr
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 895-2328

California Career College, Canoga Park

7003 Owensmouth Avenue
Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 710-1310

California Career Institute, Garden Grove

12141 Brookhurst Street, Suite 101
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 539-7081

California Nurses Educational Institute, Inc-VN

5200 Ramon Road, Building I, Suite #1
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 416-5955

California Nurses And Vocational Institute

4610 Mission Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 406-1561

Career Care Institute – Lancaster

43770 15th Street West, Suite 230
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-6204

Career Care Institute, Moreno Valley

22500 Town Circle
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
(951) 214-6446

Career Care Institute – Ventura

2151 Alessandro Dr
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 477-0660

Career Colleges of America – Los Angeles

1801 South La Clenga Blvd, Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 287-9901

Career Networks Institute

986 West Town and Country Road
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 568-0047 ext 104

Carrington College California – Antioch

2157 Country Hills Dr.
Antioch, CA 94531
(925) 522-7777

Carrington College California – Sacramento

8909 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 361-1660 Ext 714

Carrington College California – San Jose

6201 San Ignacio Ave.
San Jose, CA 95119
(408) 360-0840

Carrington College California, San Leandro

170 Bayfair Mall
San Leandro, CA 94578
(510) 276-3888

Casa Loma College, Hawthorne

12540 S. Crenshaw Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 220-3111

Casa Loma College – Van Nuys

6725 Kester Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91405
(800) 270-5052

Central Nursing College

3550 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 830
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 384-4789

Cerro Coso Community College

3000 College Heights Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 384-6333

CES College

401 S. Glenoaks Blvd, Suite 208-211
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 563-9822

Chaffey College

5885 Haven Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
(951) 987-1737

Charles A. Jones Skills and Business Education Center

5451 Lemon Hill Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95824
(916) 433-2600

Charter College, Canyon Country Campus

27125 Sierra Highway, #329
Canton Country, CA 91351
(661) 252-1864

CIT College of InfoMedical Technology

525 N. Muller St
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 400-3311

Citrus Community College

1000 W Foothill Blvd
Glendora, CA 91741
(626) 914-8720

City College of San Francisco

1351 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 561-1912

Clovis Adult & Vocational Education

1452 David E Cook Wy
Clovis, CA 93611
(559) 327-2860

College of Medical Arts

1140 Capitol Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 556-8921 x1-55340

College of Nursing and Technology

18700 Sherman Way, Suite 203
Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 343-1022

College of the Desert

43-500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 773-2578

College of the Redwoods Del Norte

883 W Washington Blvd
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 476-4214

College of the Redwoods – Eureka

7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 476-4214

College of the Siskiyous

2001 Campus Drive
Yreka CA 96076
(530) 841-5270

Concorde Career College – Garden Grove

12951 Euclid St
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 703-1900

Concorde Career College – North Hollywood

12412 Victory Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 766-8151

Concorde Career College – San Bernardino

201 East Airport Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408
(909) 884-8891

Concorde Career College – Woodland Hills

201 E. Airport Drive, Suite A
San Bernardino, CA 92408
(909) 884-8891

Concorde Career College – San Diego

4393 Imperial Avenue, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 688-0800

Concorde Career College, West Los Angeles

12412 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 766-8151

Copper Mountain College

6162 Rotary Way
PO Box 1398
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-3791

Cuesta College

PO Box 8106
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
(805) 546-3119

Dinuba Adult School

1327 E El Monte Wy
Dinuba, CA 93618
(559) 595-7243

Downey Adult School

12340 Woodnuff Ave
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 940-6200, Ext 6253

Eastern Sierra College Center

4090 W. Line Street
Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 384-6292

El Monte-Rosemead Adult School

10807 Ramona Boulevard
El Monte, CA 91731
(626) 258-5800 Ext 5882

Everest College – Anaheim

511 North Brookhurst, Suite 300
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 953-6500

Feather River Community College – Fall River Mills

43562 Hwy 299 E
PO Box 459
Fall River Mills, CA 96028
(530) 336-5511 Ext 1172

Feather River Community College – Quincy

570 Golden Eagle Avenue
Quincy, CA 95971
(530) 283-0202 Ext 242

Four-D College – Colton

1020 E Washington St
Colton, CA 92324
(800) 600-5422

Four-D College, Victorville

16534 Victor Street
Victorville, CA 92395
(760) 962-1325

Franklin Career College

1271 Slater Circle
Ontario, CA 91761
(909) 937-9007

Fresno Adult School

2500 Stanislaus
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 457-6000

Gavilan College Nursing Career Ladder Program

5055 Santa Teresa Blvd
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 848-4883

Glendale Career College

260 North Brand Boulevard, Lower Level
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 243-1131 Ext 264

Grossmont Health Occupations

9368 Oakbourne Rd
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 596-3690

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts – Concord

2702 Clayton Road, Suite 201
Concord, CA 94519
(925) 687-9555

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts – Fresno

2984 North Marao Ave.
Fresno, CA 93704
(559) 222-1903

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts – Modesto

1235 McHenry Avenue, Suite B
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 521-1821

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts – San Mateo

2121 South El Camino Real (C-200)
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 685-6616

Hacienda La Puente Adult Education – VN-Willow

14101 E. Nelson Avenue
La Puente, CA 91746
(626) 934-2816

Hanford Adult School

905 N Campus Dr
Hanford, CA 93230
(559) 583-0856

Hartnell College

156 Homestead Ave
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 770-6146

Healthcare College of California

141 East Acacia Street
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 469-4877

High Desert Medical College

44815 Fig Ave. Suite 109
Lancaster CA 93534
(661) 940-8300

Homestead Schools, Inc.

23844 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 200
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 791-9975

Imperial Valley College

PO Box 158
Imperial, CA 92251
(760) 355-6348

Infotech Career College

16900 S. Lakewood Blvd., #209
Bellflower, CA 90706
(562) 804-1239

Institute of Medical Education – San Jose

130 Park Center Plaza
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 534-0714

Institute of Technology, Redding

443 Redcliff Drive
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 224-7227

Integrity College Of Health

1420 N. Lake Ave #102
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 825-5600

Joseph’s School of Nursing

816 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 492-1871

Kaplan College – North Hollywood

6180 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Suite 101
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 763-2563

Kaplan College, Sacramento

4340 Watt Avenue, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 649-8168

Kaplan College – San Diego

9055 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 279-4500

Kaplan College, Stockton

722 West March Lane
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 462-8777

Kaplan College – Vista

2022 University Dr
Vista, CA 92083
(760) 305-0223

Lassen Community College

PO Box 3000
Susanville, CA 96130
(530) 251-8870

Lompoc Unified Adult Education

320 North J Street
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 742-3100

Long Beach City College

4901 E Carson St
Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 938-4305

Los Angeles Trade Tech. College

400 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 763-7170

Los Angeles Unified School District – East LA Occupational Center

2100 Marengo St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(213) 223-1283

Los Angeles Unified School District – Locke Community Adult School

325 E 111th St
Los Angeles, CA 90061
(213) 757-8296

Los Angeles Unified School District – Manual Arts – Crenshaw Community Adult School

5010 11th Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 292-9184

Los Angeles Unified School District – Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center

10925 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 564-1431

Los Angeles Unified School District – MID WILSHIRE

3721 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 732-0153

Los Angeles Unified School District – North Valley Occupational Center

11450 Sharp Ave
Mission Hills, CA 91345
(818) 365-9645

Los Angeles Unified School District – West Valley Occupational Center

6200 Winnetka Ave
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 346-3540

Los Medanos College

2700 E Leland Rd
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925) 439-2181

Lynwood Community Adult School

4050 Imperial Highway
Lynwood, CA 90262
(310) 604-1706

Marian College – Los Angeles

3325 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1010
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 388-3566

Marian College – Van Nuys

5900 North Sepulveda Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91411
(818) 782-6163

Merced Community College

3600 M St
Merced, CA 95348
(209) 384-6128

Merritt College LPN Program

12500 Campus Dr
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 436-2506

Mira Costa College LPN Program

1 Barnard Dr
Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 795-6842

Mission College – Vocational Nursing

3000 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 855-5374

Modesto Junior College

435 College Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 669-2305

Mt. San Jacinto College

Menifee Valley Campus
28237 La Piedra Rd
Menifee, CA 92584
(909) 672-6752 Ext 2601

Napa Valley College – Vocational Nursing

2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 253-3120

NCP College – Hayward

21615 Hesperian Blvd. Suite A
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 785-0454

NCP College – South San Francisco

257 Longford Drive, Room 5
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 871-0701

Nightingale School of Nursing

101 Callan Ave. #405
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 357-4222

North Orange County ROP

1617 E Ball Rd
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 502-5950

North West College – Glendale

221 North Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 242-0205

North West College-Pasadena

530 East Union
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 796-5815

North West College – Pomona

134 West Holt Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 623-1552

North West College – Riverside

4550 La Sierra Ave
Riverside, CA 92505
(951) 351-7750

North West College – West Covina

2121 West Garvey Avenue, North
West Covina, CA 91790
(626) 960-5046

Oikos University LPN Program

7850 Edgewater Dr.
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 639-7557

Oxman College LPN Program

375 Third Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 751-6461

Pacific College

3160 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 662-4402

Palladium Technical Academy

10503 Valley Boulevard
El Monte, CA 91731
(626) 444-0880

Palo Verde Community College

One College Dr
Blythe, CA 92225
(760) 921-5444

Pasadena City College

1570 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 585-7326

Porterville College – Vocational Nursing

100 E College Ave
Porterville, CA 93257
(559) 791-2322

Preferred College of Nursing – Long Beach

1950 East 220th Street, Suite 101
Long Beach, CA 90810
(310) 952-1005

Preferred College of Nursing – Los Angeles

3424 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(323) 857-5000

Preferred College of Nursing – Van Nuys

6551 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 200
Van Nuys, CA 91491
(818) 902-3708

Premiere Career College

12901 Ramona Blvd.
Irwindale, CA 91706
(626) 814-2080

Prime Career College

539 Tennessee Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 644-1123

Professional Medical Careers Institute

920 Hampshire Road, Suite S
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 497-4064

Redlands Adult School

820 West Stewart Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374
(909) 793-3115

Rio Hondo Junior College

3600 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 692-0921 Ext 3596

Riverside Community College

4800 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 222-8408

Sacramento City College

3835 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 558-2275

Salinas Adult School

20 Sherwood Place
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 796-6930

San Bernardino Adult School

1200 N “E” Street
San Bernardino, CA 92405
(909) 388-6000

San Diego City College

1313 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 388-3894

San Joaquin Delta College – Vocational Nursing

5151 Pacific Ave, Locke 213
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 954-5454

San Joaquin Valley College

8400 W Mineral King
Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 651-2500 Ext 163

Santa Barbara Business College – Bakersfield

211 S. Real Road
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 835-1100

Santa Barbara Business College – Santa Maria

303 East Plaza Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 922-8256

Santa Barbara City College

721 Cliff Dr
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 965-0581 Ext 2233

Santa Rosa Junior College – Vocational Nursing

1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 527-4529

Shasta College

11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 225-4725

Shepherd University

1111 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 481-1313

Sierra Pacific College

1200 Arizona Street, Ste A-2
Redlands, CA 92374
(909) 792-2255

Solano College of Nursing

1330 Springs Road
Vallejo, CA 94591
(707) 557-7173

Soledad Adult School/Mission Trails ROP

973 Vista de Soledad
Soledad, CA 93960
(831) 678-6300

Southern California Medical College

3611 Stockdale Highway, Suite i-2
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 832-2786

Southwestern College

Nursing Department, Room 4401
8100 Gigantic Street
San Diego, CA 92159
(619) 482-6352

St. Francis Career College – Lynwood

3680 E Imperial Hwy, 5th Floor
Lynwood, CA 90262
(310) 900-8050

St. Francis Career College – San Jose

749 Story Road, Suite 50
San Jose, CA 95122
(408) 938-8200

St. Jude Healthcare Education Center

335 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 548-2673

Stanbridge College

2041 Business Center Drive, Suite 107
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 794-9090

Stanton University, Garden Grove

12666 Brookhurst Street
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 539-6561

State Center Community College District – Madera Center

30277 Avenue 12
Madera, CA 93638
(559) 675-4866

Summit Career College – Anaheim

1360 South Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 635-6232

Summit Career College – Colton

851 South Cooley Drive
Colton, CA 92324
(909) 202-2436

Tri-County ROP

256 Wilbur Ave
P.O. Box F
Yuba City, CA 95992
(530) 822-5120

Trinity Vocational Center

1149 West 190th Street, Suite 2000
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 834-3065

Tulare Adult School

575 West Maple
Tulare, CA 93274
(559) 687-7370

Twin Rivers Adult School

5201 Arnold Ave Building 7
McClellan Park, CA 95652
(916) 643-9646

Ukiah Adult School

1056 N Bush Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 463-5217

United Education International College (UEI), Chula Vista

344 F Street, Suite 202
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 476-3546

Unitek College – Fremont

4670 Auto Mall Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 249-1060 ext 338

Unitek College – Sacramento

1111 Howe Ave, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 641-6500 ext 301

Unitek College – Santa Clara

3003 Bunker Hill Lane #200
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 350-8170

University of Antelope Valley

44201 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 95893534
(661) 726-1911

Vacaville Adult School

100 McClellan
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 453-6018

Valley College of Medical Careers

8399 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 200
West Hills, CA 91304
(818) 883-9002

Visalia Adult School

3110 Houston Ave
Visalia, CA 93292
(559) 730-7655

West Coast Ultrasound Institute

291 So. La Cienega Blvd. #500 Penthouse
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 289-5123

West Coast Ultrasound Institute, Ontario

3700 East Inland Empire Blvd, Suite 550
Ontario, CA 91765
(310) 289-5123

WestMed College – Merced

330 East Yosemite Avenue
Merced, CA 953540
(209) 723-3655

WestMed College – San Jose

3031 Tisch Way
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 977-0723

Xavier College

1130 North El Dorado Street
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 941-0968

Yuba Community College – Vocational Nursing

2088 N Beale Rd
Marysville, CA 95901
(530) 741-6784

YWCA Los Angeles Job Corps Center

1106 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 741-5316


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California LPN Schools

Our directory lists all California schools that currently offer approved practical nursing programs. The California state board of nursing is the regulatory organization in charge of approving LPN education programs. To gain approval, educational institutions must demonstrate to the board of nursing that their program sufficiently prepares students with the knowledge and skills expected of a licensed practical nurse. The on-going approval of a program depends largely upon their graduation rates and the NCLEX pass rates of their graduates. If a program starts to produce poor results in either of these two categories they can quickly lose their state approval or be placed on probationary approval status until their results improve.

Required LPN Classes in California

The specific course work required in practical nursing programs can differ from institution to institution. However, there are some subjects that are almost always included in most programs. Typical LPN classes include Anatomy & Physiology, Basic Nursing Skills, Nutrition, Math for Nurses, Psychology and Pharmacology. Topics covered within these subjects prepare students with the knowledge base required to perform the work of a licensed practical nurse.

How to Become an LPN in California

Start the process by researching available education programs to find one that suits your schedule and preferences. The next step is to enroll and complete an LPN training program that is approved by the California Board of Nursing. Most LPN programs take roughly one year to finish. Upon successful completion of all course requirements you are eligible to challenge the NCLEX-PN exam. After passing the test you can register with the state of California as a licensed practical nurse and begin searching for employment.

Taking the NCLEX-PN Exam in California

When it comes time to challenge the practical nursing license exam it is advisable to prepare for the exam with a self-study program or classroom prep course. Knowing what to expect on the actual test and completing practice questions can increase your chances of passing. When you feel ready to take the test, apply for your practical nursing license with the California state board of nursing and register with Pearson VUE. There is a $200 fee required in order to register for the exam. The next step is to wait until you receive confirmation of your Authorization to Test (ATT). Once you receive your ATT you can schedule your NCLEX exam with Pearson VUE at a nearby testing center.

LPN Quick Reference Links

California Board of Nursing
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Pearson VUE – Official NCLEX Testing Provider
LPN/LVN Career Outlook – US Dept of Labor
Licensed Practical Nurse Wiki
National Association for Practical Nurse Education & Service (NAPNES)
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses