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 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).

The Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701-3944
(512) 305.7401


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) 718.7331.


2020–2021 Third-Party Licensure/Certification Exam Results 

Occupational licensure and/or certification pass rates reported by academic calendar year (Sept. 1–Aug. 31). Results for the 2018-2019 and 2019–2020 academic years are provided for comparison. 

Program/ Aligned Award

Agency Standard

HCC Standard


Pass Rate
(# Passed)


Pass Rate
(# Passed)


Pass Rate
(# Passed)



Licensed Vocational Nursing C1



93% (26)

100% (16)  91% (39) 

Exceeds Expectation




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


Texas Education Association (TEA) Industry Based Certification Resource

Certification NameTEA Resource Link Third-Party Certification AgencyThird-Party Certification Agency Website

Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN)

Texas Board of Nursing (NCLEX-RN)


Marketable Skills

Learn more about the marketable skills—skills valued by employers that can be applied in variety of work settings—so you can communicate these to potential employers. Click on the relevant award title below to see descriptions of marketable skills for that area.

Allied Health - Vocational Nursing Specialization, A.A.S.

Licensed Vocational Nursing, C1

Ready to apply? Ok, let's start!

Applications for this program are accepted during the specific application window listed in the Admission Guide. Evaluation of submitted applications begins once the application window has closed. All admissions selection communications will be sent to your preferred listed email account on your online application. So be sure to check this regularly for information, requests, and correspondences. If you received a not admitted letter, you must re-apply during the next appropriate application period.

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.

Once you have completed the information session, you will receive an email containing the admissions application.

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2.  Review the Admissions Guide.

Please review the Admissions Guide 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 a HCC student ID number and preferred email address, please apply for HCC at

4.  Apply to the Program.

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Diana Robertson-Shirdon

Licensed Vocational Nursing