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

Licensed Vocational Nursing - Certificate Level I

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

The Program will not accept new students for Fall 2017 as a result of the BON approval status. New student applications for the Spring 2018 period will be accepted through October 1, 2017. New students will only be accepted if the 2017 NCLEX-VN examination pass rate is above 80 percent. This information will be available to the Nursing Program by the end of December 2017 from BON

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

CNA to LVN Admission Steps

The Program will not accept new students for Fall 2017 as a result of the BON approval status. New student applications for the Spring 2018 period will be accepted through October 1, 2017. New students will only be accepted if the 2017 NCLEX-VN examination pass rate is above 80 percent. This information will be available to the Nursing Program by the end of December 2017 from BON

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

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.

Accreditation

The V.N. Program as of April 2017 is on conditional approval by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The BON moved the Program's status as a result of the three-year cumulative pass rate falling below 80 percent.

Note this will not affect current students enrolled in the Program, and this will not affect students eligibility to take the NCLEX-VN Board exam.

The Program, however, will not accept new students for Fall 2017 as a result of the status. The Program is currently implementing measures to return to full approval. New student applications for the Spring 2018 period will be accepted through October 1, 2017.
New students will only be accepted if the 2017 NCLEX-RN examination pass rate is above 80 percent. This information will be available to the Nursing Program by the end of December 2017 from BON.

The Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701-3944
(512) 305.7401
www.bne.state.tx.us

Employment

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