Certificate of Completion Vocational Nursing
|The purpose of the vocational nursing program is to prepare individuals to perform basic nursing skills as defined by the Vocational Nurse Act. The VN program is accredited by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas. Admission to the Vocational Nursing program is based on the following point selection process:
Applications are taken year round; students are encouraged to apply by February 1 for fall entry. Obtain a VN admission packet in the Allied Health office or the Counseling Center. No points are calculated for admission after May 30th. Class size is limited and there are more applicants than slots Completion of recommended bonus courses does not guarantee admission to program.
After successful completion of this program, the graduate is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses. Upon passing the examination, the graduate is licensed as a vocational nurse.
The Board of Nurse Examiners has identified certain circumstances that may render a potential candidate ineligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Texas. The Board provides individuals the opportunity to petition the Board for a Declaratory Order as to their eligibility in accordance with Article 301.257 of the Nursing Practice Act.
If you are required to answer “YES” to any of the following questions, please detach the request for a Declaratory Order Petition from the Board of Nurse Examiners, P.O. Box 430, Austin, Texas 78767-0430, and return it to the Board’s office. Processing your Petition may take 6 to 12 months, or longer, after you provide all required documentation and depending on your circumstance. Once all requested documents have been received, you will be notified that the Petition has been transferred to the Enforcement Department for review.
|First Semester Prerequisites|
|VNSG||1423||Applied Nursing Skills I||4|
|VNSG||1304||Foundations of Nursing||3|
|VNSG||1429||Medical – Surgical Nursing I||4|
|BIOL||2404||The Human Body||4|
|VNSG||1161||Clinical – Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Training||1|
|VNSG||1227||Essentials of Medication Administration||2|
|VNSG||1432||Medical – Surgical Nursing II||4|
|VNSG||1360||Clinical – Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Training||3|
|VNSG||2431||Advanced Nursing Skills||4|
|VNSG||2361||Clinical – Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Training||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate||