Vocational Nursing Program

Began in 2005, the Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. The program consists of 44 credit hours. Graduates are eligible to apply for licensure by examination as licensed vocational nurses (LVNs).

Application Due Dates

Applications due October 7, 2022 for Spring 2023 admission. 

Vocational Nursing Program Information Sessions

August 8,2022
August 22, 2022
September 19, 2022

All information sessions will be in the STEAM building, room 120 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. 

Notice to Students Regarding Licensing

Effective September 1, 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify potential or enrolled students that a criminal history may make them ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion. The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements: https://www.bon.texas.gov/licensure_eligibility.asp.

Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential Vocational Nurse License prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation”: https://www.bon.texas.gov/licensure_endorsement.asp.

This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program, with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense. Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.

Application Update

Health Insurance is required.

Required Nursing Student Portal - Clinical Documentation Verification Forms can be found on the Nursing Student Resources link as follows: www.com.edu/academics/nursing/nursing-student-resources. These forms will be required to be uploaded once the student has access to the Nursing Student Portal. All documentation must be PDF scanned files from a flatbed scanner. Do not take a photo of the immunization to upload it. Scanner apps from mobile devices are not acceptable.

All VN Applicants offered admission or top alternate positions will be receiving an instructional letter with important follow-up deadlines a month after the application deadline. The letter will be sent to COM emails only.

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students not work from 8-5 p.m. the first 2 weeks of class due to pre-clinical orientation.

Plan of Study

Please refer to the plan of study in the current College Catalog for the Vocational Nursing Program Track.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

College of the Mainland provides gainful employment information about graduation rates, the median debt of students and other important information to all interested persons regarding the College’s certificate programs.

View the disclosure template for the Vocational Nursing Certificate

A Student's Story

“You always have that one nurse that you remember. I want to be that nurse.”

Stephanie Macaluso

VN NCLEX Pass Rates

  2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
College of the Mainland VN Candidates 76.92% 100% 87.50% 92% 94.44%
Texas Average for VN Candidates 86.49% 88.53% 89.05% 89.30% 86.84%
National Average for VN Candidates 79.60% 83.09% 85.63% 85.93% 83.85%

* Reflects impact of Covid Pandemic Quarantine and rapid switch to online learning.