Vocational Nursing Application Procedure

The next cohort begins in January 2025.  The VN program accepts applications year-round from students who have completed all program requirements.   Seats are filled in order of received 'complete' applications. A waitlist is maintained if we receive more applications than seats. 


  1. Submit  a college application if you are not already an SBCC student
  2. The Vocational Nurse Application form
  3. Official high school transcripts:  If an official high school transcript is not available, the student must provide an official GED certificate. International transcripts must be evaluated for equivalency by a professional Evaluation Service.  A list of accepted agencies is available from the Health Technologies Office or the Counseling Office.  Exception: High school transcripts are not required if the student possesses an Associate or Bachelor degree and provides official college transcripts that reflect this.
  4. Official college transcripts: Submit official transcripts from any college other than SBCC.
  5. TEAS test results: If the TEAS test is taken at an ATI or PSI testing site, the student will need to have a copy of their results submitted from ATI to SBCC's Health Technologies Office. Applicants can attempt to take the TEAS multiple times, we will accept your highest score. Only ATI Version 7 will be accepted.
  6. Submit copy of CNA License, or copy of CNA certification, obtained within the last 5 years, if license is inactive.

Submit the following through this secure ShareFile link.

Submit the following to Admissions & Records:

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts

Request the following from ATI to be sent to SBCC using code "Santa Barbara CC PN":

  • TEAS test results

You will receive a ShareFile confirmation email that you have submitted your documents. It can take 1-2 weeks for documents to be reviewed by the LVN Committee, and includes review of all documents stated above. You will receive an email sent to the email address provided on your application once your application has been reviewed regarding the status of your application - accepted, incomplete, etc.

Any student who plans to request transfer into, recognition of credit, or apply for readmission into Health Technologies programs is required to meet with the Director of the LVN Program before beginning a course of study toward degree or certificate. The policy and procedures will be explained at that time and are based on the regulations as set forth by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Accepted applicants who wish to be credited for previous education must have documentation, originals and photocopies of transcripts, or certificates documenting the education.  Upon satisfactory receipt and evaluation of the information provided, credit will be granted and noted in the student’s file.

Submit questions to healthtech@pipeline.sbcc.edu