Licensed Vocational Nurses Option

For Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) wishing to complete pre-requisite coursework that is required to take the Registered Nurse licensure examination, the School offers a 45-quarter-unit LVN option. This option is for LVNs without associate or bachelor's degrees. The LVN option is offered in compliance with California Law on a space-available basis. The LVN option is offered at the same cost as the first 12 months of our Master's Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN). Visit the Office of the Registrar's website for the most current fee information. 

Interested applicants can contact the MEPN program director at (415) 476-4810 to arrange for a mandatory, objective counseling session and to advise about space availability. It is recommended that requests for objective counseling should be arranged at least one year before submitting an application.

Completed applications are due September 1. Space is limited; all applications will be screened and an interview will be required prior to acceptance. Students admitted to the LVN option must comply with pre-enrollment immunization requirements and complete a Criminal Background Check and drug test; details will be provided after acceptance. It should be noted that a student enrolled in this option does not receive a degree, is not matriculated and, therefore, has no transferable units. This option leads to licensure in California and may not be accepted in other states.