CNA to LVN 54-hour Theory Pharmacology Course

In addition to the required paid bedside nursing experience, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) seeking eligibility to challenge the NCLEX-PN exam in the State of California must complete a pharmacology course of at least 54 theory hours that covers the following content:

D&D's Pharmacology course is fully compliant to California Code of Regulations Division 25 Article 4. Licenses ยง 2516(b)(2).


This course is designed to provide in-depth overview of pharmacology concepts and practice application for entry-level nurses. Contents include principles of medication preparation and administration, dosage calculation, and commonly used medications and their actions, delivered through an online course.


Start anytime but must be completed within 3 months from registration.

Online Course includes self-study modules, videos, animations, audio glossary, drug handbook, and practice questions for the NCLEX.

Graded exams are done online. A grade of at least 75% will earn you 54 hours credit for Pharmacology which you can use to satisfy the Pharmacology course requirement under the Equivalency Method 3 of the CA Board of Vocational Nursing.

Course Disclaimer: This course is mainly used to meet the requirements for the EQUIVALENCY METHOD. It does not grant any degree. The work experience requirement will be the applicant/student's responsibility. Whether you already have the experience or still working on it does not affect your ability in taking the course. You can enroll and start completing this required course anytime.