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

Contact Us


Phone: 254-298-8664

Program Information

 Application Procedure

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

Admission 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

  Application Packet

The Vocational Nursing program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.
 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
In-Person Session

Date: January 6, 2022
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
  • Students in the Temple program have had NCLEX-PN pass rates of more than 90 percent since 2011, with a 100 percent pass rate in 2016 and 2018.
2024 VN position increase Entry-level VN hourly rate
VN Student Handbook

Student Handbook 2021-2022


MARCH 25, 2022