NURSING – VOCATIONAL

Level-Two Certificate Program (VN-C2)

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.

 Click this link to download the VN Admission Information PDF document.

Prerequisite courses

Course
Description
Credit
 
HPRS 1206 Essentials of Medical Terminology 2  
VNSG 1227 Essentials of Medication Administration 2  
VNSG 1320 Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health 3  
MATH Requirement*      
   
7
 
Summer Semester I &II
Course
Description
Credit
 
VNSG 1216 Nutrition** 2
VNSG 1122 Vocational Nursing Concepts 1 10 weeks
VNSG 1400 Nursing in Health & Illness I 4 10 weeks
VNSG 1402 Applied Nursing Skills I 4 Summer I (5 weeks)
VNSG 2313 Applied Nursing Skills II 3 Summer II (5 weeks)
VNSG 1231 Pharmacology*** 2 10 weeks
   
16
 
Fall Semester
Course
Description
Credit
 
VNSG 1136 Mental Health 1 2 weeks
VNSG 1234 Pediatrics 2 5 weeks
VNSG 1161 Clinical (Pediatrics) 1 5 weeks
VNSG 1409 Nursing in Health & Illness II 4 9 weeks
VNSG 1262 Clinical (Medical-Surgical Nursing I) 2 9 weeks
VNSG 2214 Applied Nursing Skills III 2 6 weeks
   
12
 
Spring Semester
Course
Description
Credit
 
VNSG 1230 Maternal/Neonatal Nursing 2 6 weeks
VNSG 1162 Clinical (Maternal/Neonatal Nursing) 1 6 weeks
VNSG 2410 Nursing in Health & Illness III 4 10 weeks
VNSG 2262 Clinical (Medical-Surgical Nursing II) 2 10 weeks
VNSG 1191 Special Topics (NCLEX Preparation) 1 10 weeks
   
10
 

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS IN PROGRAM

45
 

 

*MATH 0304 Intermediate Algebra or MATH 0308 Foundations of Statistics is a requirement to be met for admission to the program by placement or course completion.  Must be within 5 years of program start.

**BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy I may substitute for VNSG 1216 Nutrition.

***May also be enrolled in this course 12 months prior to beginning the program.

Updated 6/1/2015 - Content Author cstaub