Hi, I'm new here but have been giving serious thought for a while now to pursuing a nursing career. I have an undergraduate BA degree in an unrelated field, but have been looking into either an LVN or ASN program to at least get me started. I've been trying to read up on everything the state of CA accepts and doesn't accept, but I did have one question that hopefully someone can shed some light on. Is it true that in CA, you cannot sit for the certification exams if you've completed an LVN or ASN program online? I've heard of several LVN programs that do the lecture work online, and then allow you to do clinicals at a hospital in your own area so long as there's one willing to take you in. Can someone please help?? I'm not sure if I can get started in this field if I can't complete at least an LVN program online. I have hopes to pursue more education in the future, but wanted to at least get in the field and start working. Any info would be much appreciated!!