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)
1 year
  (3 semesters)
August (fall)

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)

* The AP LVN to RN program is limited to 3 students each year. Applications are distributed ONLY to attendees of a current AP LVN to RN Information Session

Nursing Certificates and Degrees


For information on how to apply for admission to Cuesta, program prerequistes, priority registration, course equivalencies, student education plans, degrees, or transferring to or from Cuesta, please contact Counseling.