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: 254-298-8666

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. Complete and return the program application

  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

Due to campus closure because of COVID19, we are offering virtual info sessions until further notice.

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 2020-2021

Core Performance Standards


FEBRUARY 11, 2021