A licensed Vocational Nurse is a team member of the health care delivery system in health promotion, disease prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Accountability is based on competency performance in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individuals and families, group homes, hospitals, and community agencies. A graduate of the Vocational Nursing Program finds employment opportunities in the Houston area and nationwide in hospitals, nursing homes, physicians' offices, schools and clinics. The graduate can expect an annual salary range of $44,000 or more.

The program is a one-year, full-time program divided into three semesters. Classes begin in the fall and spring semesters. Applicants must complete the admissions criteria in order to be accepted into the program.

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Degrees and Certificates

Vocational Nursing - Certificate

Allied Health/Vocational Nursing Track - AAS

Program Information

A Career in Vocational Nursing

The Vocational Nursing curriculum prepares the graduate to perform specific nursing duties under the direction of physicians, dentists and registered nurses. Responsibilities include direct patient care in acute-care settings, community health agencies, long term care facilities and other health care institutions. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-PN Examination to become Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN)

Admission Steps

Are you ready to start the application process for Vocational Nursing? Click here to download the admission steps.

CNA to LVN Admission Steps

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Program Session

Individuals interested in applying to the Vocational Nursing program must attend a mandatory Program Session. Visit colemanconnection.org to register for an upcoming session. You may also click here to download an informational powerpoint about the Vocational Nursing program.


There are 14,093 Licensed Vocational Nurses employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 14.2% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings is 970 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $22.43 hourly, $47,000 annually