The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Information regarding the program can be obtained from ACEN at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000,

Nursing is a service to individuals, to families and to the community of man. The individual nurse has scientifically based competencies and skills to assist people, sick or well, to cope with their health needs. Nursing is practiced in conjunction with other disciplines of the health care team.


The primary role of the licensed vocational nurse is to provide nursing care in structured health care settings, under the direction of a registered nurse or licensed physician, for clients experiencing common, well-defined problems with predictable outcomes. The graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. The program is designed to be completed within one calendar year. The curriculum is based on sequential learning; therefore, a student must have a grade of “C” or better in all courses to progress to the next sequence of VNSG courses.  The Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.



Department Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Summer Hours (mid May - mid August):

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 6:00pm


Staff Members:

Elaine Renola


Christa Staub

Director of Nursing


Nursing Administrative Assistant

409-944-1387 or


409-944-1396 or


Faculty members (full time):

Deborah Bastien


Pamela Britton

2nd Year ADN Coordinator


VN Coordinator

409-944-1225 or


409-944-1386 or




 Jeff Eubank    Shelia Fields
 ADN/VN Faculty    ADN Faculty
 409-944-1379 or    409-944-1383 or 
Joanne Gongora


Patricia Perry

ADN Faculty


ADN Faculty

409-944-1382 or


409-944-1374 or




Joan Moss


Dr. Judith Schmidt

ADN/VN Faculty


ADN Faculty

409-944-1372 or


409-944-1381 or




Dr. Susan Shea


Mary Anna Thomas

1st Year ADN Coordinator


ADN Facutly

409-944-1385 or


409-944-1382 or




Arlinda Washington



ADN Faculty/Hall Professor



409-944-1373 or




faculty members (Adjunct):

George Harbeson


Sharon Hellmann

VN Adjunct Faculty


ADN Adjunct Faculty

409-944-1377 or


409-944-1380 or




Judy Kirkpatrick


Joan Mader

ADN Adjunct Faculty


ADN Adjunct Faculty

409-944-1282 or


409-944-1380 or




Jennifer Marriott


Dr. Dwayne More

ADN Adjunct Faculty


ADN Adjunct Faculty

409-944-1380 or


409-944-1380 or




Rebekah Penton


Carol Reyes

ADN Adjunct Faculty


ADN Adjunct Faculty

409-944-1380 or


409-944-1380 or