Licensed Vocational Nursing
$28,000 – $38,000
The 12-month curriculum in Vocational Nursing leads to a Certificate of Completion and prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses. Successful completion of the examination will allow graduates to practice as a licensed vocational nurse in the State of Texas. The curriculum is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
ADMISSION TO THE VOCATIONAL NURSING PROGRAM
Admission to the Vocational Nursing Program is a separate procedure from admission to Navarro College. Applicants must first meet all admission criteria for Navarro College. After acceptance as a student by Navarro College, a student is then eligible to seek admission to the Vocational Nursing Program. Admission to the Vocational Nursing Program is based on a competitive basis. A new class is accepted for admission into the program each fall at each of the three campuses (Corsicana, Waxahachie, Mexia).
PATHWAYS TO CAREER ADVANCEMENT
Licensed Vocational Nurses have the option of applying to the LVN-RN Bridge Program of the A.D.N. Generic Program after one year of work experience.
No prerequisites are required, but Math Proficiency is advised before entry. Each course in the LVN Program must be successfully completed with a minimum grade of 75 in order to proceed within the program. Students may complete non-nursing academic courses prior to admission to the LVN Program. Counselors are available for assistance with degree planning.
NURSING PRACTICE INFORMATION
As an organization that has 10 or more Registered Nurses on staff, Navarro College has a Peer Review Committee process as required by the Texas Board of Nursing. One purpose of the Peer Review Committee is to review the merits of complaints concerning a nurse employed by Navarro College or the nursing care provided by a nurse employed by Navarro College and to make a determination or recommendation regarding the complaint.
Navarro College and the Navarro College Associate Degree Nursing Program and Vocational Nursing Program use this web site and other means to inform the public about nursing practice information. Navarro College professional nurses maintain established professional and ethical standards and adhere to all Texas Board of Nursing rules.
Any person who has knowledge of unprofessional conduct or malpractice by an RN or LVN employed by Navarro College may report that complaint to the Chair of the Peer Review Committee, Patricia Lucas RN, at phone number 903-875-7558. Click here for public information regarding how to report any observed unprofessional conduct or malpractice by Navarro College RN or LVN faculty.
Reports can also be made directly to the Navarro College Associate Degree Nursing Program Director Betty Shumate at phone number 903-875-7588, the Vocational Nursing Program Director, Barbara Jones at phone number 903-875-7549, or to the Texas Board of Nursing at phone number 512-305-7400.
VNSG 1122 Vocational Nursing Concepts
VNSG 1133 Growth and Development
VNSG 1191 Special Topics in Practical Nursing (Role Transition)
VNSG 1219 Professional Development
VNSG 1236 Mental Health
VNSG 1238 Mental Illness
VNSG 1260 Clinical I Practical Nurse
VNSG 1261 Clinical III Practice Nurse
VNSG 1327 Essentials of Medication
VNSG 1330 Maternal-Neonatal Nursing
VNSG 1331 Pharmacology
VNSG 1334 Pediatrics
VNSG 1423 Basic Nursing Skills
VNSG 1429 Medical-Surgical Nursing I
VNSG 1432 Medical-Surgical Nursing II
VNSG 1460 Clinical II Practical Nurse
VNSG 1505 Health Science
VNSG 2431 Advanced Nursing Skills
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AS A LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE
Vocational nursing prepares practical nurses to assist in providing care in a variety of health agencies in acute or chronic conditions of adults and children. The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is prepared to provide bedside nursing care, including administration of medications and performing procedures requiring technical skills. Further education and experience provides opportunities for development and advancement.
INFORMATION FOR LVN APPLICANTS
LVN Information Session Schedule
Admission Requirements Process for Vocational Nursing
Frequently Asked Questions about Vocational Nursing
Estimated Program Cost
Health and Functional Requirements
Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
Required Courses for the LVN Program
LVN Faculty 2014-15
- Differentiated Essential Competencies of Graduates of Texas Nursing Programs
- Texas Board of Nursing
- Faculty (Vocational Nursing)
Guy Featherston, Dean
Bain Center, Room 226
Barbara Jones, RN, BSN, Department Chair
Bain Center, Room 212
Building A, Room 151
Debbie Carter, RN, BSN, Professor
Bain Center, Room 211
Talina Williamson, RN, Professor
Bain Center, Room 215
Carrie Self, RN, BSN, Professor
Natalie Wallace, RN, BSN, Professor
Pam Jordan, RN, BSN,
Mexia Campus, Room 213
Angela Crane, RN, BSN,
Mexia Campus, Room 214
Certified Nurse Aide
Certified Medication Aide
**Tuition cost reflects a 15-credit hour semester for in-district students for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Cost does not include labs, fees, books, or supplies. Program costs are approximate and cost is subject to change.
Download the full Fall 2015 tuition chart here .