LVN Programs in California

LVN Programs in CaliforniaIn California, all licensed vocational nursing applicants must successfully complete one of the approved LVN programs in California before you can take the National Council Licensure Examination – Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) or the National League for Nursing State Board Test Pool Examination for Practical Nurse (SBTPE). There are a number of accredited LVN schools in California.You will need to provide proof of at least a high school diploma or the equivalent before you can enroll in one of the LVN programs in California. You may also need to fulfill other requirements for enrollment as set by each school’s admissions office.

LVN Jobs in California

2011 Employment: 63,300
2018 Projected Employment: 76,900

The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of California states that (BVNPT) you are required the following in order to be employed as a licensed vocational nurse:

• Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
• Completion of an approved LVN program
• Passing marks on the NCLEX-PN or the SBTPE
• You will need to be at least 17 years old
• Submit two completed fingerprint cards and pass criminal background check

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LVN Salary in California

2011 Mean Hourly Wage: $24.58
2011 Mean Yearly Wage: $51,130
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. CareerOneStop

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