Vocational Nursing Certificate
- One year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, and LSC-Tomball
- Partial program offered LSC-Online
- Nursing Department
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.
Pathways are also available to transition to become a registered nurse through formal education programs, one of which is also available at Lone Star College: Transition to Professional Nursing Program.
If you have a passion for caring for people, the nursing profession might be for you. Supportive faculty and staff are here to help you build a strong foundation for your nursing career. Student experiences include hands on laboratory, classroom, and clinical facility rotations. LSC Nursing Programs offer state of the art simulation equipment and laboratories. Dedication to the program is important as you develop the necessary knowledge and skills for degree completion.
Please note: This is a competitive admission 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.
The Vocational Nursing programs are approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON), 333 Guadalupe #3-460, Austin, TX 78701. TBON website or telephone is 512.305.7400.
Please Contact the Nursing Department for more information.
|Prerequisite Courses||10 Credits|
|BIOL 2404||Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology1||4|
|First Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|VNSG 1160||Clinical Basics||1|
|VNSG 1260||Clinical I||2|
|VNSG 1323||Basic Nursing Skills||3|
|VNSG 1304||Foundations of Nursing||3|
|VNSG 1400||Nursing in Health & Illness I||4|
|Second Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|VNSG 1238||Mental Illness3||2|
|VNSG 1163||Pediatric Clinical||1|
|VNSG 1262||Clinical II||2|
|VNSG 1409||Nursing in Health & Illness II||4|
|Third Semester Courses||14 Credits|
|VNSG 1119||Leadership Professional Development||1|
|VNSG 1330||Maternal - Neonatal Nursing||3|
|VNSG 2161||Maternal/Newborn Clinical||1|
|VNSG 2361||Clinical - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training||3|
|VNSG 2410||Nursing In Health and Illness III5||4|
|Vocational Nursing Certificate Program Total||48 Credits|
Median wage: Wages vary by position title and credentials1
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Licensed Vocational Nurse2
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