VN Program

Vocational Nursing Program

Began 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).

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 Vocational 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.

Application Deadline

Spring admission - Application must be submitted by 5 p.m. on September 16.

Application Update

All VN Applicants offered admission or top alternate positions will be receiving an instructional letter with important follow-up deadlines. The letter will be sent to COM emails only.

Plan of Study

Prerequisite Course

Course SCH
BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I 4

Semester 1

Course SCH
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
VNSG 1122 Vocational Nursing Concepts 1
VNSG 1227 Essentials of Medication Administration 2
VNSG 1323 Basic Nursing Skills 3
VNSG 1260 Clinical--Practical Nursing I 2

Semester 2

Course SCH
VNSG 1231 Pharmacology 2
VNSG 1236 Mental Health Nursing 2
VNSG 1429 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 4
VNSG 2331 Advanced Nursing Skills 3
VNSG 1261 Clinical – Practical Nursing II 2

Semester 3

Course SCH
VNSG 1119 Leadreship and Professional Development 1
VNSG 1230 Maternal/Neonatal Nursing 2
VNSG 1234 Pediatrics 2
VNSG 1432 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 4
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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