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

This year, we are looking to register a new cohort in the established LVN to RN Pre-apprenticeship Program in partnership with San Joaquin Delta College, Sacramento City College, and Riverside City College!  SEIU Local 1000’s efforts secured California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) grant funding provided by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) to establish a Pre-apprenticeship Program that will academically prepare LVNs for their targeted nursing apprenticeship program. 

The program will help LVNs complete the science prerequisite and nursing transition coursework required for admission to an Associate’s Degree in Nursing program.  Tuition will be covered by the grant and books may also be loaned; paid release time may be provided to support academic success. Additionally, once LVNs complete all coursework requirements for the apprenticeship program, they will be eligible to receive a one-time reimbursement for nursing school entrance exam fees (either ATI TEAS or Riverside City College’s HESI exam, depending on the requirements of the targeted college). This program will be offered to LVNs working in the participating institutions listed below:

Sacramento City College & San Joaquin Delta College LVN to RN Pre-apprenticeship 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

* Priority Registration at Sacramento City College opens April 15, 2024.
* Priority Registration at San Joquin Delta College opens April 1, 2024.

Riverside City College LVN to RN Pre-apprenticeship Institutions

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

* Registration at Bakersfield College will open May 6, 2024.  

Information Session 
The information sessions will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams on March 27, 2024, at 3:30 p.m.:

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Application Information 

The Pre-apprenticeship Application period will open May 14, 2024, and applications for the next cohort must be received by Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 5:00 pm.

If interested in applying to the program, please review the Application Memo below. This document will answer many questions applicants may have.  Additionally, please find a link to the online application below:  

Participating Colleges

Links to the nursing departments of participating colleges follow below:

Sacramento City College Nursing Website.

San Joaquin Delta College Nursing Website.

Riverside City College Nursing Website.

For more information, email