Vocational Nursing

Vocational Nursing

Get to Work as a Nurse, faster! Learn the Skills to Begin a Career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in as few as 12 Months.

In just one year, you can learn how to combine your compassion as a helper and a healer with the latest in healthcare science and technology. Take these skills with you to make a life-changing difference for patients in need.

Nursing is projected to be one of the fastest-growing career fields in the next 10 years. Licensed vocational nurses are vital members of today's growing healthcare teams. LVNs work directly with registered nurses and/or licensed physician or dentists. Our program provides lower tuition costs and smaller class sizes than most schools. Our small classes are designed to provide you with excellent hands-on training and personal instruction. If you want a career where you can make a real difference in people's lives, begin your training in the Vocational Nursing program at College of the Mainland today!

Program Details

Next Start Date

Every Spring Semester

Learning Format

In Person

Degree Plan & Graduation Requirements

View in course catalog

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Career Insights

Occupational summary for Vocational Nurses

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641,240 Annual Job Openings

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6% Projected Growth

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$51,580 yr Median Salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Additional Program Info

Important Dates

Information Session:

  • May 21, 2024, 5p.m. - 6:30p.m. –STEAM Building, Room 120CANCELLED
  • June 18, 2024, 5p.m. - 6:30p.m. –STEAM Building, Room 120
  • July 23, 2024, 5p.m. - 6:30p.m. –STEAM Building, Room 120
  • August 27, 2024, 5p.m. - 6:30p.m. - STEAM Building, Room 120
  • September 24, 2024, 5:15p.m. - 6:30p.m. - STEAM Building, Room 120
  • October 22, 2024, 5:15p.m. - 6:30p.m. - STEAM Building, Room 120
  • November 26, 2024, 5:15p.m. - 6:30p.m. - STEAM Building, Room 120

Application Due Dates:

  • For Spring semester admission – 1st Friday in October of each year at 5:00p.m.
Program Requirements
  • BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I
    • final grade of “C” or higher (minimum GPA  2.0) required
  • TSI College Ready
  • HESI A2 (no older than 3 years) – 75% or greater scores in Math, Reading, Grammar,  and Basic Vocabulary.  All programs will require the additional following HESI sections: Learning Style, Personality Profile, and Critical Thinking.
Steps to Enrollment

The Vocational Nursing Program at College of the Mainland is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing biennially.   The award period is from June 1, 2022 – May 31, 2024.

2022-2024 Certifcate of Program Approval

VN NCLEX Pass Rates
  2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
College of the Mainland VN Candidates 95.24% 100% 76.92%* 100% 87.50% 92%
Texas Average for VN Candidates 92.92% 87.38% 84.49% 88.53% 89.05% 89.30%
National Average for VN Candidates 86.68% 79.93% 79.60% 83.09% 85.63% 85.93%

* Reflects impact of Covid Pandemic Quarantine and rapid switch to online learning.

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