2020 NCLEX-PN Pass Rates

We have a tough group of nurses! The current combined 2020 California NCLEX-PN Pass Rates at our Los Angeles and Ontario campuses is 94.19%*! Congratulations to our California campus nursing graduates!  We are so proud of our nursing grads and all the hard work they put into their education to be the best nurses they can be.


2020 was a tough year for many, and there was a lot to learn especially for our vocational nursing students. Not only were our students experiencing the pandemic, but they were also working hard to complete their theory courses online, completing their skills and simulation lab sometimes online and in-person through new COVID policies, and helping out in clinical sites experiencing the effects of the pandemic in the workforce. Despite the obstacles in front of them, they pushed and conquered. They participated in hours of NCLEX preparation, completed their vocational nursing education, took the NCLEX-PN exam, and are now the newest Licensed Vocational Nurses in California!


With the upcoming nursing shortage and the pandemic our world is still battling, nurses are as critical as ever to healthcare and they need our support. Nurses are standing alongside doctors, technologists, and other medical professionals taking care of our communities. They continue to go to school, take care of their families, put their health and their family’s health at risk, and show up every day in order to take care of us. The care and resilience of nurses at every professional level are inspiring. We want to thank all of our nurses out there for keeping us safe while risking their own health. We will continue to find ways to support the nursing community.


If you have ever considered a career as a nurse, now is the time to start. Our nursing programs utilize a hybrid learning model – all lecture classes are held online, your skills and simulation labs are in-person on campus, and clinical are held in-person at your assigned clinical site.

NCLEX-PN reviews are integrated during classes at each level of the program* to help you prepare for the NCLEX exam after graduation. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with the material and testing format of the NCLEX exam and see where their strengths and weaknesses lie. Our experienced nursing faculty is always on-hand to provide further NCLEX reviews and study assistance throughout the VN program to help our nursing students succeed.

Are you interested in becoming a licensed vocational nurse? We are currently enrolling at our Los Angeles and Ontario campuses for the Fall term starting in October 2021! Our admissions team is ready to assist you through the process and figure out if our vocational nursing program is the right move for your healthcare career. Virtual Admissions Interviews are available! Fill out the form on smithchason.com and our team will reach out with more information.


For more information on prepping for the NCLEX exam visit:

For more information on the licensure requirements in California: https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-california.html

* Current NCLEX Quarter Rates through Qtr4 2020. Please see www.bvnpt.ca.gov for per-campus rates.
* Smith Chason’s Vocational Nursing program only leads to licensure in the State of California.