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.

Vocational Nursing Admission Information PDF

Prerequisite courses

Course
MATH*
Description
Credit
 
HPRS 1206 Essentials of Medical Terminology 2  
VNSG 1227 Essentials of Medication Administration 2  
VNSG 1420 Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health 4  
   
8
 

* MATH 0304-Intermediate Algebra is a requirement to be met for admission to the program by placement or course completion.

Summer Semester I&II
Course
Description
Credit
 
VNSG 1216 Nutrition 2 10 weeks
VNSG 1222 Vocational Nursing Concepts 2 10 weeks
VNSG 1400 Nursing in Health & Illness I 4 10 weeks
VNSG 1402 Applied Nursing Skills I 4 Summer I (5 weeks)
VNSG 2413 Applied Nursing Skills II 4 Summer II (5 weeks)
VNSG 1231 Pharmacology** 2 10 weeks
   
18
 
 ** May only be taken 12 months prior to beginning the program or during Summer Semester I.
Fall Semester
Course
Description
Credit
 
VNSG 2214 Applied Nursing Skills III 2 6 weeks
VNSG 1236 Mental Health 2 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 2361 Clinical (Medical-Surgical Nursing I) 3 9 weeks
   
14
 
 
       
Spring Semester
Course
Description
Credit
 
VNSG 1230 Maternal/Neonatal Nursing 2 6 weeks
VNSG 1162 Clinical (Maternal/Neonatal Nursing) 1 6 weeks
VNSG 1410 Nursing in Health & Illness III 4 10 weeks
VNSG 2461 Clinical (Medical-Surgical Nursing II) 4 10 weeks
HPRS 1205 Essentials of Medical Law/Ethics for Health Professionals 2 16 weeks
VNSG 1191 Special Topics (NCLEX Preparation) 1 10 weeks
   
14
 

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS IN PROGRAM

54
 

 

Updated 2/5/2014 - Content Author cstaub