2018 LVN Application Information:

  • LVN Application Important Dates
  • LVN Application Workshops - Pre-Registration is required. Provides students with an overview of the online application process and the opportunity to complete their LVN Application during the workshop.  Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop computers if possible.  See link for details.
  • LVN Application Instruction Packet (pdf) - Read carefully before you apply for complete application, eligibility, and admission information.

2018 LVN Certificate Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • LVN Program Prerequisites:
         - Must be completed by December 31, 2017 with a grade of "C" or better
  • Official transcripts of prerequisite coursework:
     - Must be submitted to Cuesta's Admissions & Records office by January 31, 2018 at 4:00pm
    (Refer to the Application Instruction Packet, "Submitting Transcripts" page for details)
  • Current California Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification:
    Must be completed by December 31, 2017 with a grade of "C" or better and submitted with your online
         application (refer to the Application Instruction Packet for instructions).
  • Proof of completion of 12th grade education or equivalent (or higher degree)
  • Additional requirements exist to earn a Licensed Vocational Nursing Associate in Science degree:
     - Contact a Cuesta College counselor or refer to the Application Instruction Packet for more information

2018 LVN Application Checklist:

All items must be completed by the application due dates

  1. READ the entire LVN Application Instruction Packet (pdf) before you apply for detailed instructions and due dates.
  2. APPLY for student admission to Cuesta College.
  3. CONTACT the Counseling Department for questions about prerequisites, course equivalencies, and/or to find out if you need to submit a Pre-RN/LVN Course Equivalency form (pdf).
  4. SUBMIT official, sealed transcripts, from all high schools, and prerecoursework completed at colleges other than Cuesta, to Cuesta College Admissions and Records by January 31, 2018 at 4:00pm.
    • NOTE: Foreign Transcripts must be officially submitted no later than two weeks before the application deadline to allow sufficient time for processing.
  5. PREPARE the following documents to submit with your online application
    • A copy of your current California Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification card (or verification of state certification)
  6. COMPLETE the 2018 LVN Online Application (link at top of this page) and click the Submit Application button at the bottom of the form between January 1st and January 31, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. Plan ahead to submit early!  The link to the online application will be deactivated on January 31st at 4:00pm. No late or in progress applications will be accepted. No changes can be made to your application once submitted. Be sure to print a copy of your application for your records! 
  7. REFER to the LVN Application Instruction packet for important and time-sensitive information and notification dates regarding eligibility and admission status.
  8. NEED HELP? If you need assistance completing your LVN Application, please sign up for a LVN Application Workshop.
  9. SUBMIT your online LVN PROGRAM APPLICATION (link provided during the application period only) including ALL required application documentation, between January 1 - January 31, 2018 at 4pm.  No late or incomplete applicaions will be accepted. Applications in progress cannot be saved so make sure to read the entire application packet and have all of your information and documents on hand before beginning. Once submitted, your application is final and no changes can be made or additional documentation added.


For technical questions about the online LVN application, contact Adrienne Smith, Evaluations Analyst and RN/LVN Admissions Coordinator at: adrienne_smith@cuesta.edu,  or call (805) 546-3100, ext. 2555.  For any other questions, contact Brita Blue  in the North County Nursing office at:  (805) 591-6200, ext. 4426.