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California Preparatory College was conceived in 2006 as an alternative in Vocational Education. Our students are working people who do not have the luxury of taking time off in order to further their careers. Most are barely making ends meet and are wise not to encumber themselves with thousands of dollars in student loans.
Our focus is in the Medical field, we assist C.N.A.’s who wish to utilize their experience, in accordance with BVNPT Rules and Regulations, to qualify to take the NCLEX-PN Exam. The 54-hour Pharmacology course will satisfy the one educational requirement.
The NCLEX-PN Review course will then prepare eligible candidates to take the National Certification Licensing Exam, (NCLEX-PN). California Preparatory College is not able to guarantee that the BVNPT will immediately grant every graduate acceptance to take the NCLEX-PN Exam. Each candidate’s experience will be verified by the BVNPT. If you are lacking in any of the required areas you will be given the opportunity to complete those areas of experience and resubmit your application. Upon completion of the requirements you will be permitted to take the exam.
Please Note...we are not an LVN school. We are recognized by the BVNPT, (California State Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians), to offer the 54-hour Pharmacology Class, which is the only class required for the Equivalency Method, also known as the Experience Method - Method # 3, as outlined by the BVNPT. The BVNPT accepts Licensed Certified Nursing Assistants, (CNA's), who have had a minimum of 51 months of bedside nursing care experience, plus a limited amount of formal education, to demonstrate that they have acquired sufficient basic nursing knowledge and skills to be eligible for the NCLEX-PN licensure examination
The Pharmacy Technician Program offers both Classwork and Externship, (hands on training at a retail pharmacy). Students who complete the 240-hour program will qualify for State Licensure by the State Board of Pharmacy.
To qualify. students must be a minimum of 17 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. Currently, there is NO State Exam required in California, for this license.
Prior to the pandemic we met on Saturdays 8am-2pm. On March 13, 2020 we had to close our doors due to the Corona Virus Pandemic. Later, that month, we made the decision to take our classes on-line for the convenience of our students, who may now take the mandated Pharmacology Class, NCLEX-PN Review and/or Pharmacy Technician Classes on-line when it is convenient for them. Many students drove hours each week to be in our classes. The decision to have our classes on-line made life a lot easier for our students! (Please note: THIS IS "NOT" a self-paced program. One module must be completed each week, Saturday through Friday).