LVN General Information
- Three semester program beginning every May
- Five days a week, class and clinical schedule
HEALTH AND IMMUNIZATION STATUS
Students in the nursing program are strongly encouraged to carry a personal health policy. The College and clinical facilities are not responsible for any claims for expenses that result from an action of a student in the clinical setting. Although the clinical facilities provide access to acute emergency care in the event of an accident or injury to a student, the student is responsible for all expenses incurred.
PROFESSIONAL LIABILITIY INSURANCE
To remain in good standing and progress within the vocational nursing curriculum, students must maintain a “C” (75%) or higher in ALL VOCATIONAL NURSING COURSES and maintain an overall grade point average of 2.0 in the college.
A student must pass all concurrent nursing courses in a single semester to progress to the next semester. A student who fails or withdraws from one or more concurrent nursing courses must repeat all concurrent nursing courses for that semester if readmitted to the program. Grades earned in concurrent nursing courses in the original semester will be recorded.
COMPREHENSIVE EXIT EXAM
Students are required to pass a comprehensive exit exam prior to program completion. Students who do not pass this exam are required to remediate before graduation. Students will have a total of four opportunities to successfully pass this exam and graduate. Students who are unsuccessful in the last (4th) exit exam will not graduate.
Readmission is not automatic; it is based on remediation of problem areas and space available in the program. Students may only be readmitted to the program one time. If readmitted, the student must enroll in all concurrent nursing courses and is required to adhere to CURRENT nursing program policies. Students who are unsuccessful in any first semester nursing course must reapply to the program. Readmission into the vocational nursing program must occur within one year.
TEXAS BOARD OF NURSING REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE
The Texas Board of Nursing (Texas BON) may refuse to admit persons to its licensure examination, OR may refuse to issue a license or certificate of registration to any individual with lack of fitness to practice by reason of mental or physical health or intemperate use of alcohol or drugs that could potentially result in injury to patients or the public. The Board may also refuse to grant licensure to any individual with a history of a conviction. An individual enrolled or planning to enroll in a nursing program who has reason to believe that he/she may be ineligible may petition the Texas BON for a declaratory order for eligibility. Contact the Texas Board of Nursing at http://www.bon.state.tx.us for additional information or to obtain a Declaratory Order Form. The Declaratory process may take six (6) months to one (1) year to complete.
All accepted and alternate candidates/students will undergo DPS and FBI background checks before their admission to the nursing program is finalized. A person who feels that he/she might have a background issue is strongly advised to begin the Declaratory Process to Texas BON as soon as possible.
A person does not have to be a current nursing student or an applicant to the nursing program to begin the Declaratory process.