Vocational Nursing

Victoria College’s Vocational Nursing Program offers a twelve-month certificate program offered on the main campus in Victoria, and at VC’s other locations in Cuero, Gonzales, and Hallettsville. The VN Program is fully approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Successful completion of the program will enable you to apply to write the National Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Satisfactory achievement on the examination will qualify you for licensure as a vocational nurse.

Licensed vocational nurses care for ill or injured people and perform health maintenance duties under the supervision of a registered nurse, advanced practice nurse, licensed physician, or other health care provider authorized by the state.

As an LVN, you will provide basic bedside care to patients such as taking vital signs, applying dressings, helping patients with bathing and personal hygiene, administering prescribed medications, and participating in health care teaching.

You may work in a hospital, long-term care facility, school, doctors’ office, private home, business, health department, or correctional facility.

Watch the Vocational Nursing Program Video


Important Immunization Information

If you intend to apply to VC’s VN Program, you MUST complete the hepatitis B series as follows:

  • First injection no later than March 1
  • Second injection no later than April 1
  • Third injection no later than September 1

If you have not completed the hepatitis B series by September 1, you will not eligible to enroll in the VN Program. Please contact Sheryl Mueller at (361) 582-2545 with any questions regarding the required immunization series.

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Degree plans and other info:

In addition to the above certificate program, Victoria College offers a number of Health Career training courses through its Workforce & Continuing Education Department.

VC Vocational Nursing Graduation 2013

VC Gonzales Vocational Nursing Graduation 2013


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