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Vocational Nursing

Alvin Community College offers a one year certificate Vocational Nursing (VN) program that 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 state licensing 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 2013 - 100%, Year 2012 - 100%, Year 2011 - 97%, Year 2010 - 96%, Year 2009 - 93.5%. Click here to compare ACC ADN pass rates with other Texas nursing schools.


APPLICATION PERIOD

The next 1-year VN program that you can apply to starts June 2015.
The application period will be 9/25/2014 through 11/6/2014.
For details, click on the "VN application instructions" on the right side of this screen.


CHECKING THE STATUS OF YOUR VN APPLICATION

Click the "Check your status" link on the right side of the screen to see what application items we have for you and what items you still need to complete. We will not contact you during the application period unless we need to discuss a specific issue with you. The status link is your way to make sure you have completed all your application steps by the deadline. Please allow up to a week for items you have completed to show up at the status link.


ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATIONS

Notification of whether an applicant is accepted into the VN program occur approximately 6 weeks after the application deadline.

Notifications are sent via email so please keep your email address current with the nursing office.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

LVNs are in demand! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of 2012, Texas offers the most job opportunities for LVNs in the U.S. - almost 10% of all LVN jobs in the country. LVNs in Texas earn an average of $20.32/yr or $42,260/yr. Pay depends on geographic location, facility size/type, nursing specialty, shift (working hours), and years of experience. Salary can approach $30/hr with several years' experience depending on the employment setting. Temporary assignments or agency work may also pay higher rates. According to Salary.com the Houston-area median annual earnings for a LVN is $43,185.


OPTIONS

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


PROGRAM INVESTMENT

The Vocational Nursing program costs approximately $5,660 if you live in district(approximately $7,600 if you live out of district)*. This investment in your future 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. Private health insurance, transportation/parking, and physical exam / TB test / immunizations are extra.

* Costs are subject to change without notice.


HAVE QUESTIONS?

You are welcome to ask questions at a VN applicant meeting - the schedule is in the "VN Application Instructions" on the right side of the screen.

Or you can email nursing@alvincollege.edu or call 281-756-5630; or drop by room S-108 7:30a - 4:30p Mon-Fri (we are closed on Fridays during the Summer semester).



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