Online Application



Vocational Nursing Program
Program begins Spring 2025
September 2024 November 2024

Thank you for your interest in the Hartnell College Vocational Nursing program.  The program is impacted, meaning that far more qualified students apply than can be accepted.  Before applying, please be aware that classroom and some clinical courses are taught using face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.  Clinical courses occur throughout Monterey County and are scheduled seven days per week and 24-hours each day.  Clinical class times, dates, and places are subject to change based on unanticipated circumstances.  

Your success is important to us.  Please consider your level of preparedness before committing to an education in vocational nursing. Research indicates that successful Hartnell nursing students work less than 16 hours per week and have an extended support system of family and friends.  Because of intricacies and rigor of our academic program, we cannot accommodate your employment or family responsibilities.

We ask that you review our Nursing and Health Sciences Student Handbook and Policy and Procedure Manual. Become familiar with our mission, vision, values, and philosophy before you apply.  Please be sure that Hartnell College is a good match for you. 

step1Apply to Hartnell College

NewReturning and Dual Enrollment Students are required to have a current application.


LVN Prerequisites

It is required that all prerequisites be completed before applying to the program. In progress courses will be not be considered. 


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Make an Appointment

Skip this step if you completed all prerequisite courses at the following schools listed below.
A Hartnell College counselor must evaluate course descriptions and transcripts for each prerequisite course taken at colleges other than those listed below; it is required for admission.

  1. Hartnell College
  2. Cabrillo College
  3. Cuesta College
  4. DeAnza College
  5. Evergreen Valley College
  6. San Jose City College
  7. Gavilan College
  8. Mission College
  9. Monterey Peninsula College


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Skip this step if you were educated in the US or attended a US accredited institution.

STEP5Mail To
ATTN: Nursing and Health Sciences
411 Central Ave Salinas, Ca 93901

Electronic Request

Official AP transcript (1 order), if applicable

Foreign transcript evaluation (1 orders), if applicable

High School/ GED Official Transcript

Other college transcripts
(1 official hard copies to be mailed or 1 electronic orders from each college where you took prerequisite courses)

All prerequisite courses completed at Hartnell College?
You do NOT need to order a Hartnell transcript

Admission Timeline:

September 2024

Vocational Nursing application opens

November 2024

Final application deadline
Late and incomplete applications are not reviewed.

November 2024

Email notification of conditional acceptance or denial

December 2024
(Tentative Date)

Mandatory Nursing New Student Orientation

January 2025

New Student Documentation Due

January 27, 2025

Spring 2025 semester begins