Want a fast track to a nursing career? Our three-term vocational nursing programs* at the South and North Campuses can get you there.
The curriculum combines class lectures, skills training, and clinical experience in a variety of health care settings. After completing the program, you may apply to take the State Board Examination for license by the Texas Board of Nursing to practice as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN).
Degrees & Certificates
- Application Information and Deadlines
You must meet the requirements for general admission to San Jac, as well as these specific requirements:
- Be a high school graduate or pass the GED test
- Pass the placement test with acceptable scores
- If required, complete needed College Preparatory courses
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.25 on college-level coursework
- Pass a physical exam
BIOL 2301/2101 and BIOL 2302/2102 will meet your anatomy and physiology requirement if you took within five years of your starting semester.
Note: Effective Jan. 1, 1996, a person convicted of a felony that relates to the duties and responsibilities of an LVN may be disqualified from obtaining licensure as an LVN (213.28 Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas; Rules and Regulations, September 2004). Applicants must address these issues directly with the Texas Board of Nursing.
If you apply for the program and meet the requirements, you will be selected based on…
- Placement test scores
- Entrance exams
- Grades on college-level coursework completed at San Jac and other accredited institutions
If accepted for admission, you will be notified by email. You must enroll, or you will lose your spot and have to reapply later. If you aren’t accepted for one term, you may reapply for a future term.
The program involves a full year of training with 560 classroom and 864 laboratory/clinical hours. If you complete each course in the program with a grade of C or higher, you will earn a certificate of technology.
*The VN programs are approved by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Board of Nursing.