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Vocational Nursing Certificate Level IICERTIFICATE

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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 1216 Nutrition2 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 1331 Pharmacology4 3
VNSG 1262 Clinical II 2
VNSG 1334 Pediatrics 3
VNSG 1409 Nursing in Health & Illness II 4
Third Semester Courses 14 Credits
VNSG 1119 Leadership Professional Development 1
VNSG 1226 Gerontology3 2
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


  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 1216 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. Course may be taken during any semester as scheduled by college.
  5. Capstone course


Program Details

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.

Licensure Employment in this field requires Texas licensure from the Texas Board of Nursing.

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 833.904.0327.

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