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 ( next is January 2025) 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 VN program accepts applications year-round from applicants who have completed all program requirements.  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:

(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