Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN)

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

Health Sciences

This program is part of the

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Center of Excellence


The Health Sciences Center of Excellence is a leading health science community college in the nation and the only one of its kind residing in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.

Degrees and Certificates

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

2018 Third-Party Licensure/Certification Exam Results
Occupational licensure and/or certification pass rates reported by calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31). Results for the 2016 and 2017 calendar years are provided for comparison.

Program/Aligned AwardAgency StandardHCC Standard2016 Pass Rate (# Passed)2017 Pass Rate (# Passed)2018 Pass Rate (# Passed)2018 Results
Licensed Vocational Nursing C1 80% 80% 75%(50) 100%(10) 100%(15)

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



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