VN Program

Vocational Nursing Program

Begun in 2005, the Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. The program consists of 44 credit hours. Graduates are eligible to apply for licensure by examination as licensed vocational nurses (LVNs).

Effective Aug. 15, 2016, all nursing and pre-nursing students meet with an advisor in the Student Success Center.

Getting Started

Estimated Program Costs/Fees

Application Deadline

  • Spring admission - Sept.15

Application Updates

  • Application submission for Spring 2017 has closed. Please continue to check your WebAdvisor (Nursing Application link) for an update on status. All email communications will be sent to students' COM addresses.
  • VN status changes are being updated in WebAdvisor today. After acceptance to offers made, all further notices will be sent to students' COM emails only.
  • Wednesday, Oct.12, 2016, is the deadline to "accept" or "decline" offers made in WebAdvisor.

Plan of Study

Prerequisite Course

Course SCH
BIOL 2404 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 4

Semester 1

Course SCH
VNSG 1122 Vocational Nursing Concepts 1
VNSG 1323 Basic Nursing Skills 3
VNSG 1227 Essentials of Medication Administration 2
VNSG 1226 Gerontology 2
VNSG 2331 Advanced Nursing Skills 3
VNSG 1260 Clinical – Practical Nurse 2

Semester 2

Course SCH
VNSG 1331 Pharmacology 3
VNSG 1429 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 4
VNSG 1236 Mental Health Nursing 2
VNSG 1261 Clinical – Practical Nursing II 2

Semester 3

Course SCH
VNSG 1330 Maternal/Neonatal Nursing 3
VNSG 1334 Pediatrics 3
VNSG 1432 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 4
VNSG 1219 Professional Development 2
VNSG 2460 Clinical – Practical Nursing III 4

A Student's Story

“You always have that one nurse that you remember. I want to be that nurse.”

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