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Vocational Nursing

The Chaffey College Vocational Nursing program has been accredited by the BVNPT since 1955 and serves our communities by preparing students for rewarding careers through hands-on classes, labs, simulation, and clinical experiences at health care facilities. Supportive faculty with expertise in all clinical areas work closely with students to assist them in achieving their career goals. Licensed vocational nurses provide compassionate care to patients in many areas including acute and long-term care facilities, doctors' offices, and urgent care centers. As the U.S. population ages, demand for vocational nurses continues to increase. According to California EDD Labor Market Data for 2020, Licensed Vocational Nurses can expect to earn between $52,000 and $70,000 annually. 

Information Sessions

  • VN Information Session PowerPoint - Coming Soon!


    Date Time Location
    T.B.D. T.B.D.  T.B.D.

    • Arrive on time. Zoom meetings will close 10 minutes after starting time
    • Times and dates are subject to change 
    • You do not have to be enrolled at Chaffey College to attend
    • Transcript-specific questions cannot be answered at the information sessions. Individual questions, such as equivalency of courses, units, etc. can be answered best in an individual appointment with one of our counselors.
    • Questions about the VN Program information session can be directed to VNProgram@chaffey.edu 

Admission to the VN Program

  1. BIOL 424 or equivalent – Human Anatomy/Physiology or BIOL 20 Human Anatomy AND BIOL 22 Human Physiology or equivalents must be completed or in progress with a minimum grade of C. Biology course(s) may not be over ten years at the time of application to the VN Program.
  2. Current California certified nursing assistant (attach a photocopy of the CNA State certification to your application), or equivalent with minimum grades of C or P. OR NURADN 6 or higher.
  3. Must have high school transcript, GED, or equivalent on file in Chaffey College’s Admissions & Records Department.
  4. American Heart Association BLS/CPR certification for healthcare providers, must be current (must be renewed annually).
  • The evaluation period will begin on February 6, 2023 – March 24, 2023 by 4:00 p.m. Please read the VN Program application instructions or meet with a Chaffey College Counselor for more information.

  • Students applying during the October application period must have all prerequisite courses completed.
  • Students applying during the March application period may have “in progress” coursework at the time of application.
  • All documents, must be received no later than the last business day of the current application period.
  • Student applicants will be chosen through a random selection process. For more information, please attend an Information Session.
  • Students who take foundational courses fare better in nursing courses once accepted into either program. Some courses include: Medical Terminology, English Composition, Interpersonal Communication, Gerontology coursework. For more information on courses, please make an appointment with a Chaffey College Counselor.

Application Process & Forms

February 6, 2023 – March 24, 2023 by 4:00 p.m.

VN Evaluation Request Form 

VN Application Form- This form will be LIVE March 1, 2023 - March 31, 2023  at 11:59pm only.

Applicants will be notified of their application status via email during the week of April 10, 2023. If you do not receive any information about your application status by April 20, 2023, you may contact the VN program at VNProgram@chaffey.edu


Explore Your Programs Degree/Certificate Options

Must be admitted into the VN program before taking these courses.

Vocational Nursing A.S. Degree Program Map

Vocational Nursing Certificate Program Map


Vocational Nursing Advanced Placement

Contact Shelley Eckvahl, the VN program coordinator for evaluation of nursing course work. Transfer students must meet all prerequisites for the VN program.



  • VN Powerpoint
  • Health examination form
  • Student handbook


Health Sciences Department

Jayne Clark-Frize, RN, MSN, PHN
Professor, VN Program
(909) 652-8218
Michael Escobosa, RN
Professor, VN Program
(909) 652-8221
Shelley Eckvahl, RN, MSN
Director, Coordinator VN Program
(909) 652-7680
Jordan Hung, RN, MSN, PHN
Assistant Director, Instructor, VN Program
(909) 652-8220
Candice Piper, RN
Instructor, VN program
(909) 652-8219
Naveen Khan, MSN Ed, RN
VN Skills Lab Coordinator


Clinical Facilities

  • Rancho Mesa 
    9333 La Mesa Drive
    Alta Loma, CA 91710
  • Route 66 Post Acute 
    638 E. Colorado
    Glendora, CA 91740
  • Brookside Healthcare 
    1875 Barton Road
    Redlands, CA 92373
  • Arrowhead Regional Medical Center 
    440 N. Pepper Ave
    Colton, CA 92324
  • San Antonio Post Acute 
    867 East 11th Street
    Upland, CA 91786
  • Inland Christian Home 
    1950 South Mountain
    Ontario, CA 91762
  • Kindred Hospital 
    550 N. Monterey
    Ontario, CA 91764
  • Mount San Antonio Gardens 
    900 East Harrison
    Pomona, CA 91767
  • Totally Kids Rehabilitation 
    1720 Mountain View Avenue
    Loma Linda, CA 92354
  • Inland Valley Center 
    250 West Artesia
    Pomona, CA 91766