LVN to RN Apprenticeship


In seeking to expand the nation’s first civil service LVN to RN Apprenticeship Program, SEIU Local 1000’s Research Department successfully secured a second grant to expand the apprenticeship program to Sacramento City College. This program is similar to the San Joaquin Delta College program, but will be offered to LVNs working at CSP Sacramento, CSP Solano, Folsom State Prison, San Quentin State Prison, and California Medical Facility. We are excited to announce that we are now opening an application cycle for this program!

LVNs admitted to this apprenticeship program retain their permanent positions while in the program. LVNs gain the requisite RN skills and competencies through a combination of classroom theory, clinical experience, and on-the-job training. This program prepares individuals to function fully and effectively as RNs working for the State of California (CCHCS) under the complete care model. Our contract language provides time off without loss of pay (“20/20 time”) for apprentices to participate in classes and clinicals. Many of the costs associated with participation in this apprenticeship program are covered by the grant.

Below are some helpful links to provide you application information for the apprenticeship program, as well as information about the Sacramento City College Nursing program.

Please note the application process is a 2-step process: You must submit an LVN to RN Apprenticeship Application and a Sacramento City College LVN to RN Career Mobility Program Application.

1. Please submit LVN to RN Apprenticeship Applications to CCHCS no later than 5 p.m. on January 31, 2019.

LVN to RN Apprenticeship Application Information:

2. Please submit a Sacramento City College LVN to RN Career Mobility Program Application during Open Enrollment Period: February 1, 2019​–February 28, 2019​.

Sacramento City College Nursing Information:

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