Smith Chason Nursing Programs

Smith Chason School of Nursing currently offers the following nursing programs:


You can step into a rewarding and honorable career with the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing program (ADN) from Smith Chason School of Nursing. Our 24-month ADN program combines theory, hands-on nursing skills in our nursing labs, and off-site clinical experience to provide you with complete training in the skills and competencies you will need as a registered nurse (RN). Our ADN program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses.

Currently only offered at our Los Angeles Campus. Enrolling for an April 2023 start.

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Take your first step into nursing as an LVN. Our 15-month Vocational Nursing diploma program will prepare you for a variety of entry-level healthcare positions providing basic nursing care at hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, nursing homes, and more. Smith Chason is approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of California (BVNPT).

Smith Chason’s current combined California NCLEX Pass Rates for our Vocational Nursing programs is 77%!*

*Current NCLEX-PN Quarter Rates for Qtr1 2022 for our Los Angeles and Ontario VN programs. Please see for per-campus rates. Find our 2021 Pass Rates on our Consumer Info Page.

Currently offered at our Los Angeles and Ontario Campuses. Enrolling for an April 2023 start.

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Smith Chason Students Hands On learning in the mock medical rooms


Grow your nursing career today and begin your journey to becoming an LPN. Our Practical Nursing diploma is a great opportunity for those who have healthcare experience as a CNA/ LNA, MA, EMS, or more and are looking to further their healthcare journey in the nursing field. Smith Chason’s Practical Nursing program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing (AZBN).

Smith Chason’s current NCLEX Pass Rate for our Practical Nursing program is 80%!*

*Current NCLEX-PN Quarter Rates for Qtr1 2022. Please see for per-campus rates

Currently not enrolling until 2024 at our Phoenix Campus.

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