Vocational Nursing

The Temple College Vocational Nursing program leads to a certificate of completion and allow graduates to apply to take the state licensing exam for vocational nursing (LVN). Currently, the program consists of three consecutive semesters. All coursework is provided within the Nursing Department except BIOL 2401 - Anatomy & Physiology I and BIOL 2402 - Anatomy & Physiology II.


Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing
Associate of Science (AS) in Pre-Nursing
Level II Certificate in Vocational Nursing

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Program Information

 Application Procedure

The Vocational Nursing program requires a separate application and admission process from Temple College.

*Please review application instructions below belore applying.

Application Steps
  1. Apply to Temple College
  2. Take the HESI Admission Assessment at the Testing Center
  3. Review the following documents then complete the application below
  4. Select Apply to Nursing below to start a new nursing application. To complete your a pre-existing application, or review your completed nursing application, go to your My Leopard Profile. Only use the button below once.

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The Vocational Nursing program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Texas Board of Nursing Seal
Texas Board of Nursing
1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
Austin, TX 78701

 Clinical Affiliates

The program uses several settings to provide the nursing students with a variety of clinical experiences. Several hospitals in the area are utilized including Baylor Scott and White Health and the Central Texas Veteran’s Health Care System.

In addition to the hospital-based experiences, vocational nursing students also have opportunities to practice clinical skills in a number of local nursing homes and long-term care facilities as well as outpatient clinics and community health organizations.

All of these experiences help prepare VN students for the workplace environment. 

Information Sessions & Facts Sheets
2024 In-Person Information Sessions

Date: April16, September 17, or December 17
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Dell Martin Nursing Education Center, Room 1003
Building #10 on the Campus Map

Virtual Info Sessions

If you cannot attend one of our in-person sessions, view our Virtual Info Session selecting the button below, and open and/or print the fact sheet below to follow along.

Fact Sheet  
  Nursing Info Session
 Program Highlights
  • Graduates consistently exceed the Texas and National NCLEX-PN first time pass rates.

  Program Outcomes

2024 VN position increase Entry-level VN hourly rate
VN Student Handbook
Student Handbook 2024-2025

February 2, 2025

Summer 2025