Licensed Vocational Nurse
Midland College offers a certificate in Vocational Nursing on the main campus in Midland and in Fort Stockton at the Williams Regional Technical Training Center (WRTTC).
The Vocational Nursing Program is a one-year (12-month) program leading to a certificate. Satisfactory completion of the program qualifies the individual to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) which in turn allows the individual to become licensed to practice as a vocational nurse.
How do I become licensed to work as a LPN/LVN?
You'll need to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for practical nurses (NCLEX-PN) in order to become licensed by your state board of nursing.
What careers can I pursue in nursing as an LPN?
Home health care settings and nursing facilities are popular settings for LPNs/LVNs, but hospitals and physician offices employ LPNs/LVNs, too.
Workforce Solutions Eligible
Students choosing this academic pathway may receive funding and other assistance from Workforce Solutions. See www.facebook.com/PermianBasinWorkforce for information on all the services they provide in partnership with Midland College.
Joining Our Program
- Potential LVN students are required to apply to the program:
Vocational Nursing Program Application Packet (pdf)
- Admission is limited and based on a point system
- Select the tabs to view requirements and admission point opportunities
- Completed applications are due your location's contact (listed above) by July 7th
at 5 pm, or the next college business day.
Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal
The student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid to access the Financial Aid Portal and apply for scholarships.
If the student's FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student
needs to complete the FAFSA application, and once processed, will have access to complete
the general scholarship application.
How to Apply
- Go to our Financial Aid Portal, by clicking this link: Financial Aid Portal
- Log in using your SSN and Password. If this is your first time, click the "First Time User" link under the Submit button in the "Log In" box.
- Click the menu button at the top left-hand corner.
- Select the Scholarship Application.
For additional scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.
The following must be complete before applying:
- High School Diploma or GED
- Satisfy all areas of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
- Pass the background check process with the Texas Board of Nursing
- Get the immunizations listed in the LVN nursing application packet
- Students born and educated outside the U.S must take the TOEFL and pass with 79% or higher.
Completed Coursework (C or better):
- VNSG 1320 or a program chair-approved substitute (within the last five years)
- HPRS 1106 (within the last two years)
- EDUC 1100
- PREP 0370
- BIOL 2401 & BIOL 2402 (within last five years)
- BIOL 2404 (within last five years)
- Current Certifications as a Nurse Aide
- Emergency Medical Technician or medical-related training in a branch of the United States armed forces
- Previous college degree
- Set curriculum and course sequence - Curriculum Map
- This program is one year (12 months)
- Satisfactory completion of the program qualifies the individual to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN); which allows the individual to become licensed to practice as a vocational nurse
- Graduation Requirements
PLEASE NOTE: Completion of Midland College degrees and/or certificates does not guarantee eligibility to take a certification/registry/licensure examination. The eligibility of each person is determined on an individual basis by the regulatory body of the specific discipline. If you have a conviction of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, physical or mental disability/illness, hospitalization/treatment for chemical dependency within the past five years, current intemperate use of drugs or alcohol or a previous denial of a licensure or action by a licensing authority, you will need to contact the specific regulatory body for an individual ruling. Some programs require a criminal background check and urine and drug screen.
Contacts & Locations
Midland - Main Campus
Fort Stockton - WRTTC
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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.