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Effective September 1st 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion.
The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements. https://www.bon.texas.gov/licensure_eligibility.asp
Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential LVN License prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation.” https://www.bon.texas.gov/enlcnotice.asp
This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense.
Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.
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).
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.
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.
Licensed vocational nurses work in many settings such as
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.
Information Session attendance is required for all applications to the Navarro College Vocational Nursing Program. A reservation is not required to attend, however, applicants must arrive on time. No one is admitted after the first 15 minutes.
NOTE: Information Sessions for the ADN (RN) program are separate meetings.
Bain Center, Room 400
|September 13, 2019||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|October 8, 2019||6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|October 22, 2019||6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|November 1, 2019||1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.|
|November 12, 2019||6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|January 10, 2020||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|February 4, 2020||6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|February 11, 2020||10;00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
Building C, Room 144
|October 7, 2019||6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|October 21, 2019||6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|November 11, 2019||6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|November 22, 2019||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m|
|December 2, 2019||6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|January 23, 2020||6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|February 6, 2020||6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
South Campus, Room 116
|December 6, 2019||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m|
|January 10, 2020||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m|
|REQUEST FOR APPLICATION DEADLINE||APPLICATION DEADLINE||NEXT PROGRAM ADMISSION START|
|Vocational Nursing||March 6, 2020||April 3, 2020||August 2020|
Yes. Separate applications can be made to both programs. Contact the ADN Department program director if you are interested in submitting an application to the ADN program. Eligibility for the Vocational Nursing Program is determined after taking the TEAS test and meeting the other entrance criteria for the program.
Yes. There is no limitation on the number of times an application can be made to the Vocational Nursing program, but applicants must retake the entrance examination (TEAS) each time they make application. You must also attend a mandatory Information Session during the application period. It is recommended that applicants take academic courses in the interim period to prepare you for the LVN and/or ADN program. Recommended courses are BIOL 2401 and 2402 (Anatomy and Physiology), and PSYC 2301 (General Psychology), and PSYC 2314 (Lifespan Growth and Development).
Vocational Nursing students attend class and/or clinical 5 days a week. Class days are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. There are two internet classes per semester. Clinical days generally start at 6:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.. Some clinical rotations may be scheduled in the evening. Each student must plan to spend extra time outside class studying and preparing for exams, skills evaluations, and patient care. It is highly recommended that students do not have outside jobs during the week while in the LVN program. Vocational Nursing students must also have reliable transportation for attendance in the clinical rotations. Reliable childcare is also a must for those students who have small children.
Cost varies for each student depending on In-District and Out-of-District fees. The estimated cost for calendar year is enclosed in the Information Session packet and is on the Vocational Nursing web page to provide the interested student with an idea of the expenses that will be incurred during each semester. Financial aid is available and all applicants are encouraged to complete applications early and visit the Financial Aid Office at Navarro College for additional help. The Carl Perkins Career Center can also provide help to students who meet their criteria.
No. The Vocational Nursing Department does not retain files from year to year. After the beginning of the Fall semester, the files of all applicants not accepted for admission are destroyed. The department does not have adequate space to store these records from year to year.
Applicants who meet the qualifications for an application to the Vocational Nursing program and who submit all the required data by the required deadlines will be ranked for admission. Applicants who do not make the cut for the admission list to each campus, will be placed on the “Alternate List”. Should a student who was accepted release his/her name from the class roster prior to the first class day, the “alternate” who is at the top of the list will be notified of an opening and given the opportunity to accept the entrance position.
Alternates are ranked according to their ranking points. Applicants on the Alternate List are often notified of an opening with short notice and must be ready to make a decision regarding admission if called. Navarro College does not retain the Alternate List after the 3rd class day of the entering semester; therefore, all prospective students on the alternate list who are not notified of acceptance must start the application process over for the next entrance period.
What is Nurse School Orientation?
Nurse School Orientation is a time of orientation for all entering Vocational Nursing students. It is held in July of each year on the Corsicana Campus. The purpose of the orientation is to provide entering students with the opportunity to meet their instructors and other students as well as gain information about the upcoming year. The one-day orientation is designed to prepare the new student for the rigorous schedule facing a nursing student and to give them the tools to be a successful student. Orientation is mandatory for all entering students.
|Licensed Vocational Nursing Certificate||50 credit hours|
|OFFERED ON CAMPUS: Corsicana, Waxahachie, Mexia|
|PATHWAY: Public Service|
|NEXT TERM ENROLLMENT: WINTER MINI / SPRING 2020|
|November 4 - December 11||Winter Mini Registration|
|December 11||Mini Registration ends & Payment due at 5 p.m.|
|December 16||Winter Mini Classes start|
|November 4, 2019 - January 7, 2020||Spring Registration|
|January 7||Spring Registration ends & Payment due at 5 p.m.|
|January 13 (1st 8-Week & 16-Week terms) 2020||Classes start|
|January 13 - January 27||Spring 2nd 8-Week Registration|
|January 27||Spring 2nd 8-Week Registration ends & Payment due at 5 p.m.|
|January 28 - March 4||Spring 2nd 8-Week Registration|
|March 4||Spring 2nd 8-Week Registration ends & Payment due at 5 p.m.|
Navarro College is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees; approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and is a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges.
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7549
Waxahachie Campus | 972.923.5120