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Vocational Nursing

Quick Facts


Program Options


Level 2

Traditional VN Track

Apply for the 1-year program if you are eligible.


Already have Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Patient Care Technician (PCT)  or Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification?


If you successfully pass the exam for this course, you can earn 3 semester credit hours toward a Certificate of Completion in Vocational Nursing:

  • VNSG-1360 Clinical—Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Eligibility Requirements

  • Acceptance into our VN Program
  • Current Certification as a CNA, PCT or CMA
  • At least 6 months of employment in an acute / chronic care setting

Spring 2019 Information Session

Attending an information session is an application requirement.

You do not have to reserve a place, but seating is limited to the first 100 people.

When & Where

  • Date: Wednesday, May 8
  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • Place: Trinity River Campus East (map)
  • Room: TRHA 1050 (first floor)


Cal Quigley

Cassie Ardry

Role of Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

The LVN works under appropriate supervision of a:

  • Registered nurse
  • Advanced practice registered nurse
  • Physician assistant
  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Podiatrist

LVNs are responsible for providing safe, compassionate and focused nursing care to assigned patients with predictable health care needs.

They are required to function within the parameters of the legal scope of practice.

For more details, see Practice-Licensed Vocational Nurse Scope of Practice from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Our Mission

To prepare skilled nurses to deliver quality and safe care in a dynamic healthcare environment, through patient advocacy and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams.

Program Approval

Our VN Program is approved by:

Texas Board of Nursing (BON)
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, Texas 78701



Trinity River Campus

Career & Technical Education Academic Advisors

Cal Quigley
TRCF 2101A

Cassie Ardry
TRCF 2101A

First-Time-in-College Success Coach

Chelsea Smithley
TRCF 2101A

Updated February 19, 2019