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A Career With Heart

Your interest in health care means that you truly care for others. TSTC can help put that passion to work through our certificate program in Vocational Nursing. This program is designed to help you gain the basic competencies you need to be effective in your field and develop the skills you need to make a difference. At the end of your training, passing the National Council Licensure Examination will classify you as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN).

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Program Details

TSTC offers this 16-month certification in Vocational Nursing to get you on your way to a career in health care. In this program, students participate in an innovative hands-on training environment that helps develop their caregiving skills. Instruction consists of classroom, simulation learning labs, interactive online sessions, virtual clinicals, and on-site health care clinicals.  Whichever you choose, a nursing career is rewarding and awaiting you. 

Important Information & Requirements

Requirements to enter the Vocational Nursing program differ from those of other TSTC programs, so be sure to read the program requirements before applying. After applying for general acceptance to TSTC via the admissions application, students wishing to apply to the Vocational Nursing program must attend a Mandatory Information Session prior to receiving the link to the Vocational Nursing program application. More information about this can be found in the Information Downloads section on this page.

Because this program may prepare you for an occupational license, read additional information about HB1508 Occupational License Eligibility.
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Exam Requirements

The ATI-TEAS exam is used as part of the admission process for the Vocational Nursing program.  This exam is available and should be taken at any of the TSTC Testing Centers.  Applicants to this program should schedule a testing time.  More information about the exam can be found in the Information Downloads section on this page.


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Degree Plans

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Breckenridge Harlingen Sweetwater
Vocational Nursing
CER2 Certificate of Completion

Deadline to apply for Harlingen & West Texas VN Program for Spring 2024 is October 27, 2023 at 5 p.m.

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