Nursing Information Sessions - Please visit the Pre-Nursing Orientation link to see additional information sessions dates scheduled.

COM Nursing Program

The COM Nursing Program launched with Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program classes in 1972. The Vocational Nursing (VN) Program was established 35 years later in 2005.

  • The ADN Program prepares graduates to be registered nurses:
    • Full-Time Pre-Licensure Track (for students who are not licensed vocational nurses)
    • LVN-RN Transition Track (for students who are licensed vocational nurses)
  • The VN Program prepares graduates to be licensed vocational nurses.

Today the nursing programs boast graduates employed at facilities across the state including Texas Children’s Hospital, Clear Lake Regional Hospital, University of Texas-Medical Branch and Memorial Hermann.

COM Nursing Advantages

The COM Nursing Program helps each student succeed through:

  • Interactive labs
  • Faculty mentors for each student
  • Group and individual tutoring at no cost
  • Clinical rotations at state-of-the-art facilities

Student/Graduate Achievement Data

Licensure Exam Pass Rate: Estimated Level of Achievement = At least 80% of first time test-takers will pass the licensure examination.

Completion Rate: Estimated Level of Achievement = Prelicensure: At least 70% of students will complete the nursing program within 150% of the length of the specified nursing program. Transition to Professional Nursing = At least 55% of students will complete the nursing program in three semesters. Vocational Nursing: At least 60% of students will complete the nursing program within three semesters.

Employment Rate: Estimated Level of Achievement = At least 90% of graduate nursing students will be employed in the nursing field within one year of graduation.

Program Licensure Exam Pass Rate Completion Rate Employment Rate
Associate Degree Nursing

88.16% (2018)

93.18% (2017)

88.60% (2016)

56.92% (2018)

70.75% (2017)

64.42% (2016)

90.27% (2017)

93.50% (2016)

97.40% (2015)

Vocational Nursing

92.00% (2018)

94.44% (2017)

75.00% (2016)


55.56% (2019)

71.42% (2018)

81.48% (2017)

65.51% (2016)



90% (2016)

<90% (2015)

<90% (2014)

Financial Aid

COM helps students complete their college education at a fraction of the cost of a university. For more information on scholarships, visit or call 409-933-8508.

For more information on financial aid, call 409-933-8274 or stop by the COM Financial Aid Office.

Notice to Students Regarding Licensing

Effective September 1, 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify potential or enrolled students that a criminal history may make them ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion. The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements:

Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential Registered Nurse License prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation”:

This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program, with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense. Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.