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The Vocational Nursing (VN) program is a full-time, three-semester program approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). Instruction is provided four days a week, with varying times for theory and clinical. Graduates receive a Certificate of Achievement (COA) and may earn an Associate in Science Degree (AS) if additional course requirements are met. Graduates of the program may go on to take the BVNPT licensure exam.

Application Requirements

Steps to Apply

  1. Apply to Sacramento City College.
  2. Attend an information session.
  3. Provide official college transcripts for any college outside of the Los Rios Community College District (American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake or Sacramento City Colleges) to the Admissions and Records Office to be placed on your record prior to applying to the program.
  4. Complete a Course Substitution Petition for any classes taken outside the Los Rios Community College District and not included on the VN Course Equivalency Chart, and submit to the Admissions and Records Office.
  5. Review the VN application instructions and application documents before completing the application.
  6. Complete the online application and upload all supporting documents in PDF format.

Any questions should be sent to We will respond to your inquiry within 24 to 48 hours.


Apply to Nursing in eServices

Once inside eServices:

  1. Log into eServices with your student ID and password
  2. Click on “Other Resources”
  3. Click the "Nursing Programs" in the left Column
  4. Click on the "Nursing Program Application" button
  5. Select one of the Nursing Program to enroll

The next nursing application enrollment is open February 1, 2022 to February 28, 2022.

There is one open application period in the spring semester for the following fall and spring semesters, therefore both Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 cohorts will be selected during this period.