Vocational Nursing Certificate

The Vocational Nursing Certificate (C2_PRN2) is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery and LSC-Tomball and has additional entrance requirements. For more information, please contact the Nursing Department.

Program Description

This program is a 3 semester, one year full-time program that prepares students interested in becoming a licensed vocational nurse (LVN). The program teaches students to provide nursing care in a variety of health care settings.

Program Plan

Prerequisite Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
BIOL1 2404 Introduction to A&P 4

TOTAL Prerequisite Semester Credit Hours:

4

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
VNSG 1160 Clinical Basics 1
VNSG 1260 Clinical I 2
VNSG2 1216 Nutrition 2
VNSG 1323 Basic Nursing Skills 3
VNSG 1304 Foundations of Nursing 3
VNSG 1400 Nursing in Health & Illness I 4

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

15

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
VNSG3 1238 Mental Illness 2
VNSG 1163 Pediatric Clinical 1
VNSG4 1331 Pharmacology 3
VNSG 1262 Clinical II 2
VNSG 1334 Pediatrics 3
VNSG 1409 Nursing in Health & Illness II 4

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

15

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
VNSG 1119 Leadership Professional Development 1
VNSG3 1226 Gerontology 2
VNSG 1330 Maternity - Neonatal Nursing 3
VNSG 2161 Maternity - Newborn Clinical 1
VNSG 2361 Clinical: Vocational Nurse III 3
VNSG5 1410 Nursing In Health and Illness III 4

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

14

 

Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for Vocational Nursing Certificate:

48

  1. BIOL 2401 & 2402 Anatomy & Physiology I & II can be substituted for BIOL 2404, if student has taken them.
  2. BIOL 1322 Nutrition can be substituted for VNSG 1116 Nutrition, if student has taken it already and course may be taken during any semester as scheduled by college.
  3. Course may be taken during any semester as scheduled by college.
  4. RNSG 1301 Pharmacology may be substituted for VNSG 1331, if taken within the last five years.
  5. Capstone course

Note: Students must meet TSI requirements. See LoneStar.edu/TSI for details.