Vocational Nursing
VN Program

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STEP 1: apply to Long Beach City College

Before you can apply to any of the Nursing programs, you must first apply for admission to Long Beach City College. Please take a look at our enrollment guides on the Get Started section for more information.

Step 2: Attend the Information Meeting

Students interested in enrolling in the Vocational Nursing program should attend one of the information meetings which are held during the Fall and Spring semesters. These meetings are strongly recommended for entrance into the program.

Please note: Meetings are subject to change and cancellations.

Step 3: Complete the Nursing Application

Before submitting the application, please review the following application requirements for the VN program. Once all prerequisite coursework is complete, the student must submit the Vocational Nursing Program Application.

note: Remember to Attach a stamped, self-addressed envelope, size 9 1/2” x 4” (available at LBCC Bookstore) to your application.

Step 4: Obtain Clinical Requirements

If accepted into the VN program, the student will be notified via email and should begin the process of obtaining the clinical requirements needed for entry.

  • Purchase the Medical Document Manager package from Castlebranch, Inc. by placing an order and entering the code LB67im in the form field.
  • Follow the instructions and fill out the necessary information to complete your order.

Step 5: Complete a Background Check

All incoming students must have cleared a background check within the last 18 months from the program start date through Castlebranch, Inc. You can purchase a background check by placing an order and entering the code LB67 in the form field.

Application Requirements

High School Diploma or GED (Mandatory)

All applicants must provide a copy of a high school transcript, diploma or GED certificate. International transcripts must be evaluated by the Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute.

We do not accept assessment test results from other schools. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree or higher should see a Counselor regarding General Education requirements. For more information, please refer to the graduation proficiency requirements listed in Plan A under the General Education Patterns or speak with a Counselor.

MATH

Satisfying this proficiency may be achieved by any one of the following:

  • A qualifying score on the Math proficiency test that places the student in Math 110.
  • Completion of Math 815 or higher with a grade of C or better at LBCC.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Equivalent courses taken at other colleges must be reviewed by Admissions & Records LBCC for approval.
READING

Satisfying this proficiency may be achieved by any one of the following:

  • A qualifying score on the Reading proficiency test. If taken outside of LBCC, it must be taken within a two year period.
  • Completion of Reading Development (READ 82) or Reading Improvement (READ 83) with a grade of C or better at LBCC.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. Equivalent courses taken at other colleges must be reviewed by LBCC for approval.
Writing

Satisfying this proficiency may be achieved by any one of the following:

  • Qualify for English 1 or completion of English 105.
Life Sciences

One of the following options must be completed with a grade of C or better before admittance to the program:

  1. Human Biology 1 (BIO 60)
  2. A combination of Human Anatomy (ANAT 1) and Human Physiology (PHYS 1)

Life Science courses must have a combined GPA of 2.0 or higher and be completed within five (5) years prior to the application deadline. Equivalent courses taken at other colleges must be reviewed by LBCC). If you would like to have your courses evaluated, please submit the with your application.

CNA Certificate

Applicants must have a valid Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate from the State of California.

Pharmacology

One of the following options must be completed with a grade of C or better before admittance to the program:

  • Pharmacology (ADN 225)
  • Pharmacology (VN 225)
Additional Requirements

Applicants must complete the following courses with a grade of C or better before admittance to the program.

  • Transition to Nursing (VN 220)
  • Mental Health (VN 240) – This can be completed before submitting the application or the student must be enrolled in the course during the first semester of the program.