Nursing

Welcome to LMC Nursing 

Important Notice About The Upcoming LVN Application Period:

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, there are delays surrounding securing clinical rotations for Nursing students. In particular, as we work through these challenges, the application period for our upcoming incoming class of Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) is currently delayed.

We still hope to complete the process this Fall 2020 and be ready for a new LVN cohort in Spring 2021, but are not yet at this point accepting applications. Please continue to check on the Los Medanos College Nursing Webpage for updates on the application process and due dates.



Mission of the LMC Nursing Department:

To provide quality education and individualized instruction to maximize each student’s potential and foster a commitment to the nursing profession.

Since 1974, when LMC opened its doors, the Nursing Program and its graduates have been highly regarded in the health care community.

Steps to Prepare for Applying to an LMC Nursing Program

Review the information contained in the Nursing Applicant Handbook.
Register for the Nursing Career Seminar - RNURS 1 — It is an advisory course not mandatory. This one-day class will provide you with information about nursing in general and the LMC Nursing Programs. You will also have an opportunity to meet students presently in the programs.
After reading this web site and the Applicant Handbook, make an appointment with an LMC counselor at (925) 473-7449 for assistance in selecting courses.

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Our Programs

Happy nursing studentsWe offer two Nursing Programs: The Vocational Nursing Program and the Registered Nursing Program, which includes an LVN to RN option.

The programs offer an integrated curriculum, which prepares the graduates for the challenges in today’s nursing. 

Graduates completing the Registered Nursing Program will receive an Associate In Science Degree in Nursing and qualify to take the State Board Examination (NCLEX-RN)* for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

The RN Program requires two academic years beyond completion of the prerequisite courses 

The LVN to RN Transition requires successful completion of prerequisites and the third and fourth semesters of the RN Program.

Graduates completing the Vocational Nursing Program will receive a Certificate and qualify to take the State Board Examination (NCLEX-PN)** for licensure as a vocational nurse (LVN). The Vocational Nursing Program requires three semesters.

*The Registered Nursing Program is designed to provide the education necessary for licensure eligibility and practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).  You can view the Board of Registered Nursing NCLEX Pass Rates for Los Medanos College at: http://www.rn.ca.gov/education/passrates.shtml

**The Vocational Nursing program is designed to provide the education necessary for licensure eligibility and practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).  You can view the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians NCLEX/PN Pass Rates for Los Medanos College at: http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/pdf/vn_pass_rates.pdf

Accreditation Information

The Los Medanos College Registered Nursing ADN Program is accredited through the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

The Los Medanos College Vocational Nursing Program is accredited through the State of California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.