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Vocational Nursing ADN to VN Certificate

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Overview

Summary

This program offers the opportunity for ADN students who completed their first year of the ADN program to be eligible to obtain a vocational nurse license through the MEEP (Multiple Entry Exit Portals) program.

Note: Must be enrolled in ADN Program. 

Program Admission Criteria

This is an application based program. Students interested in applying to the nursing program should read the latest Nursing program requirements.

Accreditation

The Vocational Nursing programs are approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON), 333 Guadalupe #3-460, Austin, TX 78701. TBON website or phone is 512.305.7400.

Contact

Please Contact the Nursing Department for more information.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite Courses 7 Credits
BIOL 2404 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology1 4
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3

First Year

First Semester Courses 16 Credits
RNSG 1301 Pharmacology 3
RNSG 1301 Integrated Nursing Skills I 2
RNSG 1361 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
RNSG 1523 Intro to Professional Nursing for Integrated Programs 5
PSYC 2301 General Psychology1 3
Second Semester Courses 14 Credits
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
RNSG 1229 Integrated Nursing Skills II 2
RNSG 1362 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3
RNSG 2504 Integrated Care of the Client with Common Health Care Needs 5
Third Semester Courses 7 Credits
VNSG 1122 Vocational Nursing Concepts 1
VNSG 2362 Clinical - Practical Nurse I 3
VNSG 2363 Clinical - Practical Nurse II2 3
Vocational Nursing ADN to VN Certificate Program Total 44 Credits

Footnotes

  1. Highly recommended that PSYC 2301 be taken prior to third semester and must be completed BEFORE applying for NCLEX-PN and licensure.
  2. Capstone course

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Career Options

Median wage: $43,9451

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2014
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $792 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.