California LVN to RN/BSN Programs

California, the land of sun and fun, places a huge emphasis on healthy lifestyles. That’s why there’s been an increase in demand for skilled RNs. Many LVNs are now opting to enroll in one of the state’s many LVN to RN programs. Upon completion of an RN degree (either an ADN or BSN), these nurses are able to take on more responsibility and earn substantially higher salaries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that RNs in California earn an average of $49,080 more annually than LPNs, making it both a rewarding and lucrative career move.

List of 2018 LVN to RN or LVN to BSN Programs in CA

Below is the 2018 best comprehensive list of LVN to RN programs in California. Some of these programs may be listed as "RN", however that may mean ADN or BSN degree, please visit the school's website for program details.

ProgramWebsite
Allan Hancock College
LVN to RN
800 S. College Dr.
Santa Maria, CA
(805) 922-6966
American River College
LVN to RN
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA
(916) 484-8011
Azusa Pacific University
LVN to BSN
901 E. Alosta Ave. PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA
(626) 969-3434
Butte College
LVN to RN
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA
(530) 895-2511
Cal State - Chico
LVN to BSN
400 West First Street
Chico, CA
(530) 898-4636
Cal State - East Bay
LVN to BSN
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA
(510) 885-3000
Cal State - Fullerton
LVN to BSN
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA
(657) 278-2011
Cal State - Long Beach
LVN to BSN
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
LVN to RN, CA
(562) 985-4111
Cal State - San Marcos
LVN to BSN
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA
(760) 750-4000
Chabot College
LVN to RN
25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA
(510) 723-6600
College of San Mateo
LVN to RN
1700 W. Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
(650) 574-6161
College of the Canyons
LVN to RN
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA
(661) 259-7800
College of the Desert
LVN to RN
43-500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, CA
(760) 346-8041
College of the Redwoods
LVN to RN
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, CA
(707) 476-4100
College of the Sequoias
LVN to RN
915 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA
(559) 730-3700
College of the Siskiyous
ADN, LVN to RN
800 College Avenue
Weed, CA
(530) 938-5555
Concordia Universtiy - Irvine
LVN to RN
1530 Concodia West
Irvine, CA
(949) 854-8002
Cuesta College
LVN to RN
Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA
(805) 546-3100
Evergreen Valley College
LVN to RN
3095 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, CA
(408) 274-7900
Fresno City College
LVN to RN
1101 E. University Avenue
Fresno, CA
(559) 442-4600
Gavilan College
LVN to RN
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd
Gilroy, CA
(408) 848-4800
Grossmont College
LVN to RN
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA
(619) 644-7000
Hartnell College
LVN to RN
411 Central Ave
Salinas, CA
(831) 755-6700
Holy Names University
LVN to BSN
3500 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA
(510) 436-1000
Long Beach City College
LVN to RN
1305 East Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA
(562) 938-4910
Los Angeles Harbor College
LVN to RN
1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington, CA
(310) 233-4000
Los Angeles Soutwest College
LVN to RN
1600 West Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 241-5461
Los Angeles Trade Tech College
LVN to RN
400 West Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 763-7000
Los Medanos College
LVN to RN
2700 East Leland Rd.
Pittsburg, CA
(925) 439-2181
Mendocino College
LVN to RN
1000 Hensley Creek Road
Ukiah, CA
(707) 468-3000
Miracosta College
LVN to RN
1 Bernard Dr.
Oceanside, CA
(760) 757-2121
Mission College
LVN to RN
3000 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 855-5083
Mount San Jacinto College
LVN to RN
1499 N. State St.
San Jacinto, CA
(951) 487-6752
National University - Rancho Bernardo Campus
LVN to RN
16875 West Bernardo Drive, Ste 150
San Diego, CA
(858) 521-3900
Pacific Union College
LVN to RN
1 Angwin Ave
Angwin, CA
(707) 965-7262
Palomar College
LVN to RN
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA
(760) 744-1150
Pasadena City College - Foothill Campus
LVN to RN
3035 East Foothill Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
(626) 585-3378
Reedley College at Madera Community College Center
LVN to RN
995 N Reed Ave
Reedley, CA
(559) 638-3641
Rio Hondo College
LVN to RN
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA
(562) 692-0921
Riverside City College
LVN to RN
4800 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA
(951) 222-8000
Sacramento State
LVN to RN
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA
(916) 278-6011
Saddleback College
LVN to RN
28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA
(949) 582-4500
San Bernardino Valley College
LVN to RN
701 South Mount Vernon Ave.
San Bernardino, CA
(909) 384-4400
San Diego City College
LVN to RN
1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA
(619) 388-3400
San Diego State University
LVN to RN
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA
(619) 594-2540
San Joaquin Valley College - Visalia
LVN to RN
8344 West Mineral King Ave.
Visalia, CA
(559) 651-2500
Santa Ana College
LVN to RN
1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA
(714) 564-6000
Santa Barbara City College
LVN to RN
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 965-0581
Sierra College
LVN to RN
5100 Sierra College Blvd.
Rocklin, CA
(916) 624-3333
Solano Community College
LVN to RN
4000 Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, CA
(707) 864-7000
Stanislaus State
LVN to BSN
One University Circle
Turlock, CA
(209) 667-3141
Unitek College
LVN to BSN
4670 Auto Mall Parkway
Fremont, CA
(888) 775-1514
VIctor Valley College
LVN to RN
18422 Bear Valley Rd
Victorville, CA
(760) 245-4271
West Coast University - Los Angeles
LVN to BSN
12215 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
(818) 299-5500
West Coast University - Ontario
LVN to BSN
2855 E. Guasti Rd.
Ontario, CA
(909) 467-6100
West Coast University - Orange County
LVN to BSN
1477 S. Manchester Ave.
Anaheim, CA
(714) 782-1700
West Hills College Lemoore
LVN to RN
555 College Ave.
Lemoore, CA
(559) 925-3000
Yuba College
LVN to RN
2088 North Beale Road
Marysville, CA
(530) 741-6700

California LVN vs RN Salary Comparison By Area

The table below compares the annual salary of a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) to a registered nurse (RN), along with the percent increase that can be expected. The data was obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for LVNs and RNs in California.

City/AreaAvg LVN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale - CA$49,630$96,96095.4%
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario - CA$46,700$94,790103.0%
San Diego, Carlsbad - CA$53,810$88,66064.8%
Oakland, Hayward, Berkeley - CA$59,870$124,910108.6%
Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine - CA$51,270$88,91073.4%
Sacramento, , Roseville, , Arden, Arcade - CA$58,680$113,00092.6%
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara - CA$58,990$121,610106.2%
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco - CA$61,820$133,650116.2%
Fresno - CA$49,170$88,38079.7%
Bakersfield - CA$50,740$85,94069.4%
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura - CA$52,070$90,72074.2%
Stockton, Lodi - CA$54,640$100,38083.7%
Santa Rosa - CA$53,750$100,12086.3%
Modesto - CA$48,750$102,730110.7%
Vallejo, Fairfield - CA$57,510$128,480123.4%
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara - CA$57,340$97,91070.8%
Salinas - CA$51,260$104,110103.1%
Chico - CA$49,760$78,41057.6%
Visalia, Porterville - CA$46,590$75,91062.9%
San Rafael - CA$60,360$123,940105.3%
Redding - CA$46,890$92,75097.8%
San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande - CA$52,830$91,21072.6%
Napa - CA$55,720$99,99079.5%
Santa Cruz, Watsonville - CA$51,990$123,250137.1%
Hanford, Corcoran - CA$51,760$93,28080.2%
Merced - CA$50,930$98,29093.0%
El Centro - CA$50,800$79,31056.1%
Yuba City - CA$47,980$82,22071.4%

Table data taken from BLS https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm