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The Registered Nursing Program is offered for qualified men and women to prepare for staff nurse positions in hospitals and similar health agencies. Graduation from SBCC with an Associate Degree and a major in Nursing qualifies graduates to take the State Board Examination for licensure as a registered nurse.

The Vocational Nursing (VN) Program prepares students for licensure as an LVN. LVNs give care to patients in homes, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, schools, outpatient clinics, and offices. They work under the direct, or indirect supervision of a Registered Nurse or physician. Santa Barbara County salary range: $20.00-$27.00 per hour. Annual salary for full time with benefits: $40,000-$54,000.

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program prepares men and women to give basic nursing care under the direction of a licensed nurse. The focus of this program is on care of the elderly and includes both classroom and clinical experience.

   Related Careers:*

SBCC Offerings

A.S. Degree and Certificates in Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Certified Nursing Assistant
Awards and Certificates at increasing levels of competency.

Search for Nursing Degree Options

Cal State Channel Islands in Oxnard or in Santa Barbara area

Board of Registered Nursing list of approved CA schools by degree (6-pg PDF)

National Directory for Nursing Students (note overview sections following  the data filter selections)

EDD Occupational Guides*

Nursing Assistants
Licensed Vocational Nurses
Registered Nurses

*Information on job descriptions for these fields is pulled from Onet Online, a nationally maintained source of occupational information, and The California Employment Development Department (EDD) website. Visit these sites for additional occupation profiles, or explore the extensive career and major database, Eureka, that SBCC subscribes to at; create an account there using the SBCC site ID code: VUOHNDU.

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