Vocational Nursing

Program Overview

Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC) is proud to announce its first offering of the Vocational Nursing program, approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).


Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205, Sacramento, CA 95833

The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians approves Vocational Nursing Programs to operate within the State of California.

About the Program

The Vocational Nursing curriculum prepares students to apply for licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in the state of California.  Emphasis is on nursing care of clients with physical and mental disorders, health promotion activities of the nurse, human development, and the application of basic nursing skills in the care of individuals throughout their lifespan. Once licensed, the LVN may seek employment in hospitals, clinics, private physicians’ offices, and skilled nursing facilities.

Application Process

The program will be one year and full-time, including Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Only students who meet the prerequisites and can commit to the full-time program (Monday through Friday in fall, winter, spring, summer) will be considered.

Please complete the LAMC VN application form and then email your unofficial transcripts, two reference letters from instructional faculty, your high school diploma or GED, and a personal statement, including your commitment to the full-time schedule, to @email by Sunday, March 17th, 2024, 11:59 pm (EXTENDED BY March 24th, 2024).

Accepted applicants will be notified by April 21, 2024. Twenty students will be accepted, and an additional two students will be placed on a waitlist. Upon acceptance, students will need to submit their official transcripts within two weeks. PLEASE NOTE: accepted students will be removed from the list if transcripts are not received within this period.

Acceptance into the program is based on the completion of all required documentation at the time of application submission on a first-come, first-served basis. You will only be ranked when the entire paperwork is received in one email. 

Prerequisite courses:

  • NUTRTN 021 - Nutrition
  • PSYCH 041 - Life-Span Psychology: From infancy to old age
  • ANAT 001* - Introduction to Human Anatomy
  • PHYSIOL 001* - Introduction to Human Physiology

*Note: These courses may have their own prerequisites. Please check with a counselor, or consult the college catalog/schedule It is preferred that these courses are completed within the past five years with a grade of “C” or higher. 

If you have any questions related to the LVN prerequisite courses, please contact the STEM office at @email.

Attend an Information Session

We have a series of information sessions designed to review the requirements & application process and to answer any questions you may have.

Attend an Information Session


Contact info:
Allied Health Office Instructional Building 2015
(818) 833-3428
Senior Office Assistant Crescentia Muljawan 
(818) 833-3428
Chair of Life Sciences Dept.
Stephen Brown, Ph.D.
(818) 364-7665
Vice Chair of Life Sciences 
Par Mohammadian, RPh, PhD.
(818) 833-3424
Aracely Molina, CNA Program Director
(818) 833-3436
Pathway page


Additional Information

Students who are accepted to the program and those on the waitlist are required to attend the mandatory orientation. The orientation will be on May 3rd, 2024, from 12:00-1:30 pm in the instructional building room 2014. Please be on time and plan to stay for the entire orientation. 

It is your responsibility to request the transcripts from the schools you have attended and ask that they be sent directly to the Los Angeles  Mission College's Admissions & Records office upon acceptance to the program. All transcripts must be official.

You can have transcripts sent in one of the following ways:

1. By Mail

Ask your school to mail an official transcript to us at:

Los Angeles Mission College

Admissions & Records Office
13356 Eldridge Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91342

2. Electronically (PDF Only)

An official transcript can be emailed in the following ways:

1.   Emailed from the third party vendor, Credentials Inc., Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse

2.   Emailed from a school or 3rd party vendor not listed above to @email 

3.   Note that an emailed transcript from you, the student, will not be accepted

Incomplete applications will not be considered in the selection process. Official sealed unopened transcripts must also be sent to the Los Angeles Mission College's Admissions & Records Office if accepted to the program.

Only the LACCD transcripts will not be required to be sent. The LAMC admissions office has access to those transcripts. 

HighSchool Transcripts/GED:

The high schools can email the transcripts to the admissions office directly or the student may bring them In-person (must be sealed). The GED is requested by the student through the GED agency and sent to the admissions office directly from the agency through email or mail.

Program Cost:

For information on the tuition cost, please check the LAMC business office webpage. You will be required to purchase scrubs, books, nursing kits, state exam, and malpractice insurance.

NoteThe cost below is approximate and may be subject to change. We recommend verifying the details with the appropriate organization or official websites for the most up-to-date information.

  • Course Tuition and fees: Contact the financial aid and business offices
  • Blue LA Mission Scrubs: ~$60.00 per set.
  • Name tag: $5
  • National exam: ~$250
  • NSO Liability Insurance: ~ $30
  • BVNPT application fee: See BVNPT 
  • Isolation Mask fitness test: ~$75 www.securefittesting.com; (800) 210-0470
  • Health Clearance: ~$85.00; based on individual health insurance plan. If done through Wellnessmart: ~$85.00 without Immunizations (the cost of immunizations vary). https://wellnessmart.com/physicals/. You can also obtain a physical exam through our student health center.
  • Livescan background check is done through our externship sites free of charge (cost $ 65.00-75.00) or other organizations
  • Nursing kit: Stethoscope, penlight, blood pressure cuff, oximeter, box of gloves, gowns, masks. These items can be purchased at any store and at any cost based on your budget. 
  • Textbooks: TBD
  • Additional fees: TBD

 Financial Aid:

We strongly encourage you to apply for financial aid. To apply visit the LAMC financial aid office webpage

Subject Abbreviation and #

Course Title




Fundamentals Vocational Nursing Skills -Laboratory




Fundamentals of Patient Care for Vocational Nursing




Medication Administration for Vocational Nursing 




Maternity and Pediatric for Vocational Nursing  




Intermediate Vocational Nursing Skills -Laboratory




Intermediate Vocational Nursing




Mental Health Nursing for Vocational Nursing




Advance Vocational Nursing Leadership and Medical Surgical Nursing 



     Required Major Total Units:           39

Throughout the program you will be required to complete the clinical hours either at a designated clinic or a hospital. You will be informed about the location by your instructor. You will be required to have your own transportation to the sites. 

    All students must present immunization proof:

    1. Hepatitis B vaccination: Provide documentation of completion of a series of three vaccinations AND • provide proof of immunity via blood titer **Students must start the 3-dose Hepatitis B process (complete at least one dose) before Practicum. Dose 2 is due one month after      Dose 1, and Dose 3 is due 5 months after Dose 2.
    2. Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination: Provide documentation of 2 vaccinations OR • provide proof of immunity via blood titer and lab results for both measles and mumps
    3. Meningococcal vaccination: 1 dose 
    4. Polio vaccination: Routine poliovirus vaccination of adults residing in the United States is not necessary. However: Recommended for adults who are known or suspected to be unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated against polio should complete a primary vaccination series with inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). Available data do not indicate the need for more than a single lifetime booster dose with IPV for adults. 
    5. Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccination: Provide documentation of TDaP vaccination given within the last 10 years 
    6. Varicella vaccination (VAR) (Chicken Pox): Provide documentation of 2 vaccinations OR • provide proof of immunity via blood titer
    8. Tuberculosis Screening (TB): Provide documentation of a two-step tuberculosis test and negative results dated within the past year OR • if you receive annual screening, provide documentation of one-step tests and negative results from each of the past three years OR • provide documentation of a negative QuantiFERON TB Gold test OR • provide documentation of a T-Spot test with negative IGRA. If a student has a positive response to any method of TB testing, further documentation of non-active status must be provided.
    9. Influenza Vaccination: You are required to provide documentation of an influenza vaccination.  Most students receive this in September and October based on seasonal availability. Ask your healthcare professional for the availability of the vaccine.
    10. COVID-19 Vaccines: The program must adhere to health requirements of the contracted clinical agencies. Effective Date of Recommendation* September 22, 2023. Vaccines: (Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech)
    11. Please use the form below when visiting your healthcare provider:

    All students are required to complete a live scan before the start of the program. 

    BVNPT Fingerprint Information

    Applicants for licensure are required to be fingerprinted for the purpose of conducting a criminal history record check. The fingerprints remain on file with the California Department of Justice, and that agency provides reports to the Board of any future convictions on an ongoing basis. (Authority: Section 144, Business and Professions Code).

    Live Scan Process

    If residing in or near California, you may obtain the triplicate form for Live Scan service from the Board of Vocational Nursing and take it to a Live Scan site along with your fee for processing. At the Live Scan site they will scan your fingerprints electronically and transmit them immediately for processing. After you have had your fingerprints scanned, be sure to attach the second copy of your Live Scan form to your licensing application packet when you mail it to the Board.

    Visit https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/locations to locate Live Scan sites. Most local law enforcement agencies in California have Live Scan equipment. 

    On average, Live Scan results take 1-2 weeks. (Processing time at DOJ and FBI can vary.)

    • VN Applicant Livescan Form
    • Print a copy of completed Live Scan form and take the 3 requests to the Live Scan site with your fee.
    • After your fingerprints are scanned:
      • 1. 1st copy of form is kept by the Live Scan Operator
      • 2. Retain 2nd copy of form for your records & bring a copy to the mandatory orientation.
      • 3. Attach 3rd copy of form to your licensing application packet and mail to the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
    • You will have to repeat the process shortly before you are ready to send all your completed documents to apply for the licensure after you receive your certificate from LAMC. 

    NotePer their underwriting guidelines, they cannot insure anyone under the age of 18. 

    You can obtain malpractice insurance from Nurses Service Organization. Go to NSO website (Phone #: 1 (800) 247-1500) tp purchase the insurance.

    All admitted students must posses an active Basic Life Support Card for Healthcare providers (CPR), by the American Heart Association before the start of the program and throughout the program. 

    • LAMC Student Health Center- Please contact them for more information and making appointments!   
    • WellnessMart - Contact them for details!   
    • Foundation Laboratory 
      • Foundation Laboratory (Northridge - PSC 135)  
        • 17075 Devonshire Blvd. #104 Northridge, CA 91325 
        • Phone: (818) 360-7200 
      • Foundation Laboratory (Northridge - PSC 136)  
        • 18251 Roscoe Blvd. Northridge, CA 91324 
        • Phone: (818) 341-1405 
    • Express Collections   [Drug Testing]​  
      • (Quest DiagnosticsSite Code: CC590):  
        • 8780 Van Nuys Blvd. Ste C, Panorama City, CA 91402 
        • Phone: (818) 891-2235