Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN)

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Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN)

About the Program

A licensed Vocational Nurse is a team member of the health care delivery system in health promotion, disease prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

AWARD TYPES: Certificate Level 1, Associate of Applied Science

AREA OF STUDY: Health Sciences

Degrees and Certificates

Learn more about the Degrees and Certificates offered by this program by visiting the HCC Catalog.

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Program Outcomes

Students will be able to upon graduation from the program (Consistent with rule 214.9):

Licensed Vocational Nursing Graduates first-time NCLEX pass rates will be at or above the required 80%, per the TBON rule 214.4(c)(2)(A).


Program completion: Student retention will be 70% or higher within 150% of the time from entry into the program.


Program Satisfaction: 80% of the graduates will report satisfaction (3.0 or above mean rating on the Licensed Vocational Nurse Graduate exit survey).


Employer satisfaction: 80% of employers of graduates will report satisfaction (3.0 or above mean rating on employer survey) with the competency of graduates as defined by the student learning outcomes and graduate competencies.


Job placements: 80% or more graduates will be employed within six months of the program completion as Licensed Vocational Nurses.

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)


Program Session

Individuals interested in applying to the Vocational Nursing program must attend a mandatory Program Session.



The Vocational Nursing Program is fully approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON).


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Licensure/Certification Exam Results

The HCC Licensed Vocational Nursing program graduates are licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing.

The Texas Board of Nursing offers resources to assist nurses with primary multistate licensure outside of Texas who choose to practice in Texas using compact privilege to understand the Texas Nursing Practice Act.

The new enhanced licensure compact, or eNLC, is the licensure model that allows registered nurses (RNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) to have one multistate license, with the privilege to practice in the home state and in other eNLC states physically, electronically, and/or telephonically. It replaces the original nurse licensure compact (NLC) and adds extra safeguards that maintain public protection at the state level.


Please note, every attempt is made to ensure the above information is accurate and up to date; however, some information is subject to change.

If you have any questions or encounter problems contacting the appropriate licensing board, please contact your Program Director at 713-718-8070.



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 - $24.60 hourly, $48,520 annually


Texas Education Association (TEA) Industry Based Certification Resource

Certification NameTEA Resource Link Certification Agency Website

Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN)

Texas Board of Nursing (NCLEX-PN)


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Marketable Skills

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Career Opportunities

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For more in-depth information about this career and other career pathways, visit Career Coach.

Ready to apply? OK, let's start!

Applications for this program are accepted during the window listed in the Admissions Guide, and application evaluations will begin once the window closes. All admissions communications will be sent to your personal and HCC email, so please check them regularly.

1. Complete an information session

Learn more about the Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) Program by completing an online information session or an in-person information session.
The online information session is a mandatory requirement of the admission process.

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2.  Review the Admissions Guide & Checklist.

Please review the Admissions Guide and Application Checklist for the desired program:

3.  Are you a current/former HCC student?

If you are currently/formerly a registered HCC student with a valid student ID number and preferred email address, please proceed to step 4.

If you do not yet have an HCC student ID number, please apply for HCC at

4.  Apply to the program.

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