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Vocational Nursing

Vocational Nursing (VN) Program Starts Every June

The 44-credit-hour program is an intensive study of practical nursing, including classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensure exam to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). As reported by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), the Alvin Community College VN pass rates for first-time testers are: Year 2014 - 100%, Year 2013 - 100%, Year 2012 - 100%, Year 2011 - 97%, Year 2010 - 96%. Compare ACC VN pass rates with other Texas nursing schools.

Application Period

The next 1-year VN program that you can apply to begins June 2017. The application period will be Fall 2016 (exact dates and deadline to be announced later). For details, click on "VN application instructions" on the right side of this screen.

Acceptance Notifications

Notification of whether an applicant is accepted into the VN program occurs approximately six weeks after the application deadline.

Notifications are sent via email, so please keep your email address current with the Nursing office. Make sure your email filters direct emails from Alvin Community College to your inbox and not to your spam or junk folder. Email is the official means of communication between ACC and students.

Career Opportunities

LVNs are in demand! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-2015 Occupational Outlook Handbook, The number of LVN jobs will grow by 25% through the year 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The national average LVN salary is $41,450 per year, but can go as high as $57,000 per year, depending on geographic location, years of experience, and area of expertise.


Certificate in Vocational Nursing ................................................................................44 credit hours (1 year)

Program Investment

The Vocational Nursing program costs approximately $5,660 if you live in district, and approximately $7,600 if you live out of district*. This includes the HESI-A2 test fee, CPR certification, all tuition /fees / books / supplies / uniforms, malpractice insurance, and costs related to graduation and licensure. Click "VN Application Instructions" on the right side of the screen for a cost breakdown by semester. Personal health insurance / transportation and parking fees / physical exam / TB test / immunizations are extra. To find out whether you live in or out of district, call the Enrollment Services Center 281-756-3531.

*Costs are subject to change without notice.


Get answers to your questions at a VN Applicant Meeting: You can find the schedule for these meetings in the "VN Application Instructions" on the right side of this screen. Additionally, you can email or call 281-756-5630. Or you can visit Building S, Room 108, between 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Closed on Fridays during the Summer semester.)

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