Licensed Vocational Nurse

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Classes are taught in English only and a High School Diploma or GED is required for admission

Classes are taught in English only and a High School Diploma or GED is required for admission

Get on the Path to a Career With Compassion

Our population is aging and our healthcare system is evolving, which means we need more compassionate people to care for our elderly. California is leading the charge in educating and employing Licensed Vocational Nurses! The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that employment of Licensed Vocational Nurses is projected to grow at 11% from 2018 – 2028.*

The Licensed Vocational Nursing program at Summit College provides comprehensive training to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform LVN duties in a variety of medical facilities. The program focuses on nursing fundamentals and specialty concepts in order to prepare you for the NCLEX exam.


You Can Do It. We Can Help.

Why Summit College?

Hands-On Training

You’ll get valuable, real-world experience working with a variety of equipment in our state-of-the-industry labs.

Experienced Instructors

You’ll learn from dedicated instructors with extensive knowledge in the fields in which they teach.

Flexible Class Schedules

Our flexible day and evening classes fit your busy lifestyle, allowing you to focus on education while balancing work and family responsibilities.

Career Assistance

Summit College’s Office of Career Services offers ongoing career assistance to students and graduates.


Summit College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).

What are you waiting for?

Real-World Experience

The comprehensive curriculum provides a variety of core courses and specialized training designed to give students a complete understanding of the elements required in different areas of healthcare.

Our curriculum provides 307 hours of lab-based, hands-on training that gives you valuable experience in a real-life environment so you can hit the ground running upon graduation. Combine this with the 647 hours of clinical training and you’ll understand why this program isn’t all lecture and classrooms.

What You'll Learn:

  • Clinical Skills Fundamentals
  • Obstetrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Patient Education
  • Pediatrics
  • Nutrition and Psychology

Career Opportunities:


Physicians' Offices

Nursing & Residential Care Facilities

rehabilitation facilities

Career Services is Here for You!

Our Career Services team at Summit College has been helping students work to make their dreams a reality. No matter how your career journey unfolds, Summit wants to be by your side. Every student’s climb is different, but at Summit you’ll find the support you need to elevate your career. That’s why we offer these and other services:

  • Resume and cover letter instruction, customization, and tips
  • Career counseling
  • Assistance with job market and career research
  • Interview preparation assistance, including mock interviews, to build your confidence

Are you ready for your future?

Available Locations

San Bernardino Campus
804 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408

El Cajon Campus
411 N Marshall Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020

Santa Ana Campus
1639 E. Edinger
Santa Ana, CA 92705

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