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Vocational Nursing School Canyon Country

Become a California Vocational Nurse

Demand for licensed vocational nurses in California is growing rapidly. It is projected that California will need 76,300 LVNs by 2022, an increase of 25.7%.2

Fast-track training for vocational nursing, in Canyon Country, CA can be completed in just 14 months at Charter College. The Canyon Country campus is located at 27125 Sierra Hwy, Suite 329.  In this vocational nursing program, students learn in a modern lab and are taught by working professional nurses. Within six weeks of beginning the program, vocational nursing students are learning in the clinic setting, providing care to patients.

Students from Canyon Country and Santa Clarita, as well as nearby Valencia, Palmdale, Sylmar, Saugus, and Newhall are able to complete their training in just over a year with the accelerated curriculum at Charter College. Students are able to get their vocational nursing degrees, take the licensing exam (NCLEX), and get out in the workforce sooner than many other vocational nursing programs. 

Canyon Country Vocational Nursing Program Curriculum1

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Pharmacology
  • Nursing Process
  • Communication
  • Patient Education
  • Nutrition
  • Normal Growth and Development
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Nursing Fundamentals
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Supervision
  • Leadership
  • Communicable Disease including Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Training Requirements for a California LVN:

1,530 Total Hours:

Theory - *576 Hours;

Clinical - 954 Hours

*Includes Pharmacology - 54 Hours


In California, you must pass the NCLEX-PN Licensing Exam to be licensed and work as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.

The Charter College Vocational Nursing program prepares vocational nursing students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical/Vocational Nurses (NCLEX-PN Exam).

1 California State Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians,
2 State of California Employment Development Department, California, Licensed Vocational Nurse, retrieved 5/22/15,
United States Department of Labor, O*NET Online Website , retrieved on 5/15/15,