Pharmacology Course
(54  Theory Hours)
"Become an LVN base on
Nursing Experience"
54 Theory Hours pursuant to California Code of Regulations
Division 25 Article 4. Licenses § 2516(b)(2)

Dear Health Care Professional,

We are pleased you have accepted our invitation to learn more
about the pharmacology course we are offering to Certified
Nursing Assistants/ Medical Assistant/ Nursing Assistant  seeking
licensure as vocational nurses in California based upon equivalent
experience and/or education. The California Board of Vocational
Nursing (LVN Board) refers to this approach to licensing as  
“Method 3: Qualification Based on Equivalent Education and/or
Experience Authority per section 2873 of the Vocational Nursing
Practice Act and section 2516(b) of the California Code of
Regulations.” What Method 3 does is recognize that experience
gained as a CNA/MA/Nurse Assistant can be the equivalent to
formal education.

Although there may be variants in experience acceptable to the
Board, according to regulation, you must have 51 months of “paid
general duty inpatient bedside nursing experience” consisting of
the following:

•        48 months medical/surgical nursing
•        6 weeks maternity or genitourinary nursing
•        6 weeks pediatric nursing

In addition, the applicant must also complete a 54 hour course of
instruction in pharmacology that covers the following areas:

•        Knowledge of commonly used drugs and their action
•        Computation of dosages
•        Preparation of medications
•        Principles of administration

So that you will have a better understanding of Method 3, the
following information, as it appears in the LVN Board’s website
(www.bvnpt.ca.gov), is provided:

Certified Nursing Assistant to License Vocational Nursing
(Method 3)

QUALIFICATION BASED ON EQUIVALENT EDUCATION AND
/OR EXPERIENCE AUTHORITY PER SECTION 2873 OF THE
VOCATIONAL NURSING PRACTICE ACT AND SECTION
2516(B) OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

We are an approved by the BRN State of California Continuing
Education Provider 13265. Upon successfully completion of course,
an official transcript are mailed to you as a proof completion of
the course.

Instructor Guided Training Format
Choose how do you want to receive your educational course
materials.

Distance Learning: Course materials are accessible online 24/7.
Course Fee $345

Guided Independent Study: Course materials will be mailed.
Course Fee $395

To register: Call 1-800-980-3793 or click
REGISTRATION LINK.