Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) Program Information
The Cuesta College LVN program is a full time program that requires a commitment of rigorous study for 3 semesters. This program is offered on our North County campus in Paso Robles, CA. Students attend classes and clinical rotations 5 days a week for 6-9 hours each day and are expected to maintain a flexible schedule in order to accommodate the scheduling demands of the clinical rotations. Students must have reliable transportation and be prepared to potentially drive as far south as Arroyo Grande and as far north as King City.
Licensing Exam and Pass Rates
The LVN program prepares students for entry-level vocational nursing positions in a variety of healthcare settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Vocational Nursing Licensure examination (NCLEX-PN). Passing this exam is required to be employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, and must be taken at the applicant's expense, upon successful completion of all program requirements. NCLEX-PN Pass Rates
|APPLY||LVN PROGRAM STARTS||LVN PROGRAM COMPLETION|
|JANUARY 2022||JANUARY 2023 (SPRING SEMESTER)||MAY 2024 (SPRING SEMESTER)|
|JANUARY 2024||AUGUST 2024 (FALL SEMESTER)||DECEMBER 2025 (FALL SEMESTER)|
|JANUARY 2025||JANUARY 2026 (SPRING SEMESTER)||MAY 2027 (SPRING SEMESTER)|
|JANUARY 2027||AUGUST 2027 (FALL SEMESTER)||DECEMBER 2028 (FALL SEMESTER)|
|JANUARY 2028||JANUARY 2029 (SPRING SEMESTER)||MAY 2023 (SPRING SEMESTER)|
|JANUARY 2030||AUGUST 2030 (FALL SEMESTER)||DECEMBER 2031 (FALL SEMESTER)|
PLEASE NOTE: NO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED IN 2023, 2026, 2029
All persons who submit a complete online LVN application during the current application acceptance period, and who meet the general Cuesta College admission requirements, LVN program prerequisites and additional LVN program admission criteria are eligible for admission into the LVN Program.
NOTE: Conviction of a misdemeanor or felony may constitute grounds for denial of licensure. Meet with the Director of Nursing to discuss any concerns before applying to the program.
30 students are admitted to the LVN program in the fall semester every August. If
there are more eligible applicants than available seats, a computerized random selection
of all the eligible applicants will be used to determine admission. There is no waiting
list for the LVN program. Applicants not admitted in a current admission cycle must
re-apply in a future application period.
Cuesta College is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The Cuesta College Licensed Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). All courses and curricula have been approved by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.