Become A Licensed Vocational
Nurse in One Year
Central Texas College offers a 12-month (3 semesters)
vocational nursing program. The NCTC nursing faculty
educationally qualified and come from across the United
a diversity of clinical expertise. This allows for
environments to train competent, well-rounded, vocational
with high job-market demand. NCTC graduates' pass rates on
the National Council Licensing Exam for Pratical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) in
the state of Texas
have been superior to many
other colleges for more than a decade. The program has
maintained full-approval by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
The vocational nursing
program is offered on each of the five campuses (Gainesville, Corinth,
Bowie, Graham and eCampus) of North Central Texas College. Students attend school 5
days per week (Monday thru Friday) for approximately 8 hours per
day. Semester breaks adhere to the regular college calendar. Online students attend clinical on weekends. The
curriculum consists of classroom lecture, skills lab and clinical
practicum components. Upon graduation, students are eligible to
take the NCLEX-PN for practical/vocational nursing in all 50
GAINESVILLE CAMPUS has two (2) admissions one begins January and
ends in December. The other admission begins August and ends the
CORINTH CAMPUS has one (1) admission. It begins in August and ends the following August.
BOWIE CAMPUS has one (1) admission. It begins in August and ends the following August.
GRAHAM CAMPUS has one (1) admission. It begins in August and ends the following August.
ONLINE LVN - eCampus has one admission. It begins in January and ends in December. Please visit our Online LVN info page.
There is only one class you
may take before entering the program - VNSG 1420 A & P (Anatomy and
Physiology) for Allied Health
All applicants must hold a
high school diploma or GED equivalent. Online program
applicants must complete the online advisment session. Persons with
or high-level misdemeanor convictions are ineligible.
Vocational nurses practice
under the direct supervision of registered nursing staff and physicians.
They may perform basic nursing duties independently or may assist
registered nurses or physicians in more complex nursing situations.
The average entry level salary for vocational nurses ranges from $20,000 to
$27,000. Employment may occur in hospitals, extended care facilities,
doctor's offices, home health organizations and a variety of other
health care settings.
Fees for the program are estimated between $5,200 and $,7000. Please see our Tuition and Fees- Spring 2014 for a breakdown of the fees associated with the program. Please keep in mind these are estimates only.