Vocational Nursing Program

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The Vocational Nursing program is a full time 3-semester program with a summer break.  A new cohort of students begins every 18 months. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive a Certificate of Achievement in Vocational Nursing, and are eligible to receive an Associate of Science Degree in Vocational Nursing if all college AS degree requirements are met.

The next cohort begings on August 28th, 2023.  The VN program accepts applications year-round from students who have completed all program requirements. As of 2/17/23, 35 seats have been filled but we are now placing applicants on a waitlist.  The deadline to submit a completed application is April 28th, 2023. Submit questions to healthtech@pipeline.sbcc.edu

The Vocational Nursing program prepares applicants to practice as competent, compassionate and ethical Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs). The program provides a high quality, equity- focused vocational education program which is sensitive to the diversity of our students and the needs of our community. We facilitate educational access and academic excellence through a learner-centered nursing program, and prepare students to successfully pass the National Licensing Exam (NCLEX PN). Our Graduates practice Vocational Nursing in a variety of health-related settings: skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, residential care facilities, memory-care units, sub-acute care units, hospice and home health agencies, school districts, jails, clinics, surgery centers and physician’s offices. 


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Program Student Learning Outcomes

Program Information:

Ivena Sakelarieva
(805) 965-0581
ext 2366

The Health Technologies Office: 
room A218
inside the Administration Building

Mailing address:  
SBCC  Health Technologies Office,
721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA  93109

Nursing Academic Counselor:
Kimberly Taylor