Are you looking to join the LVN-to-RN Apprenticeship Program and obtain the education and skills to become a Registered Nurse, but lack some of the difficult prerequisite coursework?  The CCHCS and SEIU Local 1000 LVN-to-RN Preapprenticeship Program is aimed at supporting LVNs in participating facilities throughout the state in preparation to enter their target nursing apprenticeship program.

Are you looking to join the LVN-to-RN Apprenticeship Program and obtain the education and skills to become a Registered Nurse, but lack some of the difficult prerequisite coursework?  The CCHCS and SEIU Local 1000 LVN-to-RN Preapprenticeship Program is aimed at supporting LVNs in participating facilities throughout the state in preparation to enter their target nursing apprenticeship program.

We have established the LVN-to-RN Preapprenticeship Program in partnership with San Joaquin Delta College, Sacramento City College, and Riverside City College!  SEIU Local 1000’s research efforts have secured California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) grant funding provided by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) to establish a Preapprenticeship program that will academically prepare you to eventually your targeted nursing apprenticeship program, all while still working as an LVN. This program will help LVNs complete the science prerequisite coursework needed to enter a nursing program. Tuition will be covered by the grant. This program will be offered to LVNs working in the participating institutions listed below:

Sacramento City College & San Joaquin Delta College LVN-to-RN Preapprenticeship Institutions

  • California Central Women’s Facility
  • California Health Care Facility
  • California Medical Facility
  • California State Prison – Sacramento
  • California State Prison – Solano
  • Folsom State Prison
  • Mule Creek State Prison
  • San Quentin State Prison
  • Sierra Conservation Center
  • Valley State Prison

Riverside City College LVN-to-RN Preapprenticeship Institutions

  • California City Correctional Facility
  • California Correctional Institution
  • California Institution for Men
  • California Institution for Women
  • California Rehabilitation Center
  • California State Prison – Los Angeles County
  • Calipatria State Prison
  • Centinela State Prison
  • Chuckawalla Valley State Prison
  • Ironwood State Prison
  • North Kern State Prison
  • Kern Valley State Prison
  • Richard J. Donovan Prison
  • Wasco State Prison

Information Sessions:

Information Sessions for the LVN-to-RN Preapprenticeship will be hosted virtually on Microsoft Teams as follows:

Riverside City College LVN-to-RN Preapprenticeship Information Session – Tuesday, March 28th (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Sacramento City College & San Joaquin Delta College LVN-to-RN Preapprenticeship Information Session – Wednesday, March 29th (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Application Information and Links

If interested in the preapprenticeship program, please review the LVN-to-RN Preapprenticeship Application Memo below and the LVN-to-RN Preapprenticeship Application. These documents will answer many questions interested members may have.  Additionally, please find links to participating colleges below. 

Additional Information and Application:

Apprenticeship Applications for the next cohort are due to CCHCS by 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2023.