VN Program

Vocational Nursing Program

Begun in 2005, the VN Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. The Level 2 Certificate 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

Application Deadline

  • Spring admission - September 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 e-mail communications will be sent to COM e-mails only.
  • VN status changes are being updated in WebAdvisor today. After acceptance to offers made, all further notices will be sent to COM e-mails only.
  • Wednesday, October 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 & 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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