2018 LVN Application Information:

LVN Application Instruction Packet (pdf) 
- Read carefully before you apply for complete application, eligibility, and admission information.

LVN Application Important Dates

LVN Application Workshops (Dates and online registration form coming soon!)

2018 LVN Certificate Program Eligibility Requirements:

Current California Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification:
     - Must be completed by December 31, 2017 with a grade of "C" or better
     - Refer to the Application Instructions for instructions on how to submit with your application

LVN Program Prerequisites:
     - Must be completed by December 31, 2017 with a grade of "C" or better

Official transcripts of prerequisite coursework:
 - Must be submitted by January 31, 2018 at 4:00pm
      - Refer to the Application Instruction Packet, "Submitting Transcripts" page for details

Proof of completion of 12th grade education or equivalent (or higher degree):

Additional requirements exist to earn a Licensed Vocational Nursing Associate in Science degree:
 - Contact a Cuesta College counselor or refer to the Application Instruction Packet for more information

2018 LVN Application Checklist:

All items must be completed by the application due dates

  1. READ the entire LVN Application Instruction Packet (pdf) before you apply for detailed instructions and due dates.
  2. APPLY for student admission to Cuesta College.
  3. CONTACT the Counseling Department for questions about prerequisites, course equivalencies, and/or to find out if you need to submit a Pre-RN/LVN Course Equivalency form (pdf).
  4. SUBMIT official, sealed transcripts, from all high schools, and prerecoursework completed at colleges other than Cuesta, to Cuesta College Admissions and Records by January 31, 2018 at 4:00pm.
    • NOTE: Foreign Transcripts must be officially submitted no later than two weeks before the application deadline to allow sufficient time for processing.
  5. PREPARE the following documents to submit with your online application
    • A copy of your current California Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification card (or verification of state certification)
  6. COMPLETE the 2018 LVN Online Application (link at top of this page) and click the Submit Application button at the bottom of the form between January 1st and January 31, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. Plan ahead to submit early!  The link to the online application will be deactivated on January 31st at 4:00pm. No late or in progress applications will be accepted. No changes can be made to your application once submitted. Be sure to print a copy of your application for your records! 
  7. REFER to the LVN Application Instruction packet for important and time-sensitive information and notification dates regarding eligibility and admission status.
  8. NEED HELP? If you need assistance completing your LVN Application, please sign up for a LVN Application Workshop.


For technical questions about the online LVN application, contact Adrienne Smith, Evaluations Analyst and RN/LVN Admissions Coordinator at: adrienne_smith@cuesta.edu,  or call (805) 546-3100, ext. 2555.  For any other questions, contact Brita Blue  in the North County Nursing office at:  (805) 591-6200, ext. 4426.