Vocational Nursing (LVN)

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

Level 2 Certificate

Want to get your foot in the nursing door? This fast-track, three-term program prepares you to enter the nursing field quickly. Then you can work as an LVN while pursuing further education to advance your career


45 credit hours

Detailed information may be found at www.sanjac.edu/vn

Program Info

Contact Us

North Campus
 281-998-6350 x7128

South Campus
 281-998-6350 x3592


 North Campus, South Campus

Serving students in Houston, Channelview, Summerwood, Southeast Houston, Pearland, Clear Lake, Webster, Friendswood, and surrounding communities.


Application Information and Deadlines


Online Program Application

Fall 2022 Application Period Closed - Opening Soon

Program requirements
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.

Selection process
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.


Information Sessions

Fall 2022 Information Sessions


Entrance Exam Registration (HESI A2)

Fall 2022 HESI A2 Registration


Program Outcomes

Information Coming Soon

Resources & Important Documents

Content Coming Soon

*The VN programs are approved by the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Board of Nursing.