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LVN (Licensed Vocational Nursing)
Vocational Nursing (LVN) at NC
Name of Department: Licensed Vocational Nursing
Name of Department Chair/Program Director: Debbie Carter, BSN RN
Effective September 1st 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you 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 LVN 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/enlcnotice.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.
The 12-month curriculum in Vocational Nursing leads to a Certificate of Completion and prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses. Successful completion of the examination will allow graduates to practice as a licensed vocational nurse in the State of Texas. The curriculum is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
ADMISSION TO THE VOCATIONAL NURSING PROGRAM
Admission to the Vocational Nursing Program is a separate procedure from admission to Navarro College. Applicants must first meet all admission criteria for Navarro College. After acceptance as a student by Navarro College, a student is then eligible to seek admission to the Vocational Nursing Program. Admission to the Vocational Nursing Program is based on a competitive basis. A new class is accepted for admission into the program each fall at each of the three campuses (Corsicana, Waxahachie, Mexia).
No prerequisites are required, but Math Proficiency is advised before entry. Each course in the LVN Program must be successfully completed with a minimum grade of 75 in order to proceed within the program. Students may complete non-nursing academic courses prior to admission to the LVN Program. Counselors are available for assistance with degree planning.
PATHWAYS TO CAREER ADVANCEMENT
Licensed Vocational Nurses have the option of applying to the LVN-RN Bridge Program of the A.D.N. Generic Program after one year of work experience.
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Career Destination Map
Licensed Vocational Nursing (Certificate)
To download a copy of the report, please click on the link below.
- Service Orientation
- Active Listening
- Reading Comprehension
- Social Perceptiveness
- Time Management
- Critical Thinking
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Active Learning
- Complex Problem Solving
- Learning Strategies
- Management of Personnel Resources
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Information Session attendance is required for all applications to the Navarro College Vocational Nursing Program. A reservation is not required to attend, however, applicants must arrive on time. No one is admitted after the first 15 minutes.
NOTE: Information Sessions for the ADN (RN) program are separate meetings.
SESSION DATES BY CAMPUS
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Can I apply to the Vocational Nursing Program (LVN) and the Registered Nursing Program (ADN) at the same time?
Yes. Separate applications can be made to both programs. Contact the ADN Department program director if you are interested in submitting an application to the ADN program. Eligibility for the Vocational Nursing Program is determined after taking the TEAS test and meeting the other entrance criteria for the program.
If I don’t get into the Vocational Nursing program this year, can I re-apply next year?
Yes. There is no limitation on the number of times an application can be made to the Vocational Nursing program, but applicants must retake the entrance examination (TEAS) each time they make application. You must also attend a mandatory Information Session during the application period. It is recommended that applicants take academic courses in the interim period to prepare you for the LVN and/or ADN program. Recommended courses are BIOL 2401 and 2402 (Anatomy and Physiology), and PSYC 2301 (General Psychology), and PSYC 2314 (Lifespan Growth and Development).
What is a typical week like in the LVN program?
Vocational Nursing students attend class and/or clinical 5 days a week. Class days are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. There are two internet classes per semester. Clinical days generally start at 6:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.. Some clinical rotations may be scheduled in the evening. Each student must plan to spend extra time outside class studying and preparing for exams, skills evaluations, and patient care. It is highly recommended that students do not have outside jobs during the week while in the LVN program. Vocational Nursing students must also have reliable transportation for attendance in the clinical rotations. Reliable childcare is also a must for those students who have small children.
How much will it cost to complete the Vocational Nursing Program?
Cost varies for each student depending on In-District and Out-of-District fees. The estimated cost for calendar year is enclosed in the Information Session packet and is on the Vocational Nursing web page to provide the interested student with an idea of the expenses that will be incurred during each semester. Financial aid is available and all applicants are encouraged to complete applications early and visit the Financial Aid Office at Navarro College for additional help. The CTE Sucess Center (formerly the Carl Perkins Career Center) can also provide help to students who meet their criteria.
Will the Vocational Nursing Department retain my application file for next year if I do not get selected for admission this year?
No. The Vocational Nursing Department does not retain files from year to year. After the beginning of the Fall semester, the files of all applicants not accepted for admission are destroyed. The department does not have adequate space to store these records from year to year.
What does it mean to be placed on the “Alternate List” for admission?
Applicants who meet the qualifications for an application to the Vocational Nursing program and who submit all the required data by the required deadlines will be ranked for admission. Applicants who do not make the cut for the admission list to each campus, will be placed on the “Alternate List”. Should a student who was accepted release his/her name from the class roster prior to the first class day, the “alternate” who is at the top of the list will be notified of an opening and given the opportunity to accept the entrance position.
Alternates are ranked according to their ranking points. Applicants on the Alternate List are often notified of an opening with short notice and must be ready to make a decision regarding admission if called. Navarro College does not retain the Alternate List after the 3rd class day of the entering semester; therefore, all prospective students on the alternate list who are not notified of acceptance must start the application process over for the next entrance period.
As an organization that has 10 or more Registered Nurses on staff, Navarro College has a Peer Review Committee process as required by the Texas Board of Nursing. One purpose of the Peer Review Committee is to review the merits of complaints concerning a nurse employed by Navarro College or the nursing care provided by a nurse employed by Navarro College and to make a determination or recommendation regarding the complaint.
Navarro College and the Navarro College Associate Degree Nursing Program and Vocational Nursing Program use this web site and other means to inform the public about nursing practice information. Navarro College professional nurses maintain established professional and ethical standards and adhere to all Texas Board of Nursing rules.
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