San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC) LVN-to-RN Apprenticeship Information

The application period for this program is currently closed. Please stay tuned for upcoming opportunities! If you have further questions, please email

We are excited to announce that we are again accepting applications for the LVN-to-RN Apprenticeship Program at San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC) for an August 2024 cohort start.  First launched in 2015, this program has been our longest running apprenticeship, and we are excited to see its continuation.  This apprenticeship was developed as a collaborative effort by SEIU Local 1000, California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS), and SJDC to provide meaningful upward mobility to LVNs in working in the correctional environment.

Our contract language provides partial time off work without loss of pay (“20/20 time”) for apprentices to participate in classes and clinicals.  Additionally, many of the costs associated with participation in this apprenticeship program are covered by funds from the new High Road Training Partnership (HRTP) initiative offered through the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB), removing the financial burden many working learners face when returning to school.  The program lasts approximately one year.

Presently, this application period is open to full-time LVNs working at one of the following institutions:

  • Central California 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

Information Session 

An information session will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams Friday, April 12, 2024 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Representatives from Local 1000, CCHCS, RCC and SJDC will be in attendance to answer questions about the program.  Details are below:

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Meeting ID: 277 815 850 483
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Dial-in by phone  +1 916-701-9994,,939650113# United States, Sacramento
Phone conference ID: 939 650 113#

Application Information

If interested in applying to the program, please review Application Memo below. This document will answer many questions LVNs may have including eligibility requirements.  Additionally, please find a link to the Online Application and a link to SJDC’s Nursing Department below.

Applications for the next cohort must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2024.

For more information, email