Course/Program Campus Offered Length Applications Accepted Admission (for admitted students)

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

North County
(Paso Robles)
9 weeks
Not Required
N/A (Course is offered fall and spring semesters)

Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN)

North County
(Paso Robles)
3 semesters
August (fall) or January(spring)

Registered Nursing (RN)

San Luis Obispo
   2 years
  (4 semesters)
August (fall)

Advanced Placement
(AP) LVN to RN

San Luis Obispo
   3 semesters  
January (spring)

Nursing Certificates and Degrees


For questions about the nursing programs, nursing application process or nursing application instructions, contact Brita Blue at: (805)592-9426 or

For questions regarding program eligibility, prerequisites, course evaluations, and academic planning, request an appointment with Cindy Stever or Blake Reed, Nursing Program Counselors.

Appointments with Cindy Stever or Blake Reed can be scheduled online using our portal on the Counseling website for a 15-minute drop-in or a 45-minute full planning appointment (select "Nursing and Allied Health Students" in the list of appointment types)..