Vocational Nursing Certificate

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Program Description

The Grayson College Vocational Nursing program requires 46 credit hours and can be completed in 12 months.  The Vocational Nursing Program meets five days a week and is considered a full time program.  Classes begin every August and students attend three (3) semesters with scheduled breaks, completing the program the next August.  Clinical course rotations may vary to include day or evening shifts.  Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded a certificate in vocational nursing.  Graduates must subsequently apply to take the NCLEX-PN exam.  If successfully completed, the graduate will be issued a license to practice nursing as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Information for Prospective Students

Detailed information about the program is provided in the VN Information Packet.  This packet is available by sending an email request to LVN@grayson.edu.  Completion of this information packet is required by June 10th of every year for all applicants to the program.

Graduation Rates:

  • Class of 2013 - 77%
  • Class of 2014 - 88%
  • Class of 2015 - 77%

Graduates' Success on the NCLEX-PN Licensure exam:

  • Class of 2013 - 93.55%
  • Class of 2014 - 88.24%
  • Class of 2015 - 98.08%

Job Placement Rates of Graduates:

  • Class of 2013 - 92%
  • Class of 2014 - 93%
  • Class of 2015 - 91%

Accreditation Status

Approved by:  Texas Board of Nursing, 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX  78701  Phone:  512.305.7400  www.bon.state.tx.us

Mission Statement

The mission of the Grayson College Vocational Nursing Program is to prepare graduates to successfully pass the National Licensing Examination (NCLEX-PN) and practice vocational nursing in a variety of health-related settings.


The faculty ascribes to the following:

1.  Nursing is both an art and an applied science.   Nursing is a science founded on evidence-based scientific research and utilizes a problem-solving framework.  The art of nursing involves the therapeutic care of clients and families, preventative nursing interventions and education.

2.  Patients/clients are biologic, psychologic, socio-cultural, spiritual beings whose basic need is to maintain a state of homeostasis for wellness.

3.  Rational patients/clients should participate in making choices involving all aspects of their lives and should share the responsibility for their own lifestyles and healthcare treatments and decisions with healthcare providers.

4.  The vocational nurse plays a vital role in the healthcare delivery system.

5.  Nursing education is a continuous learning process empowering students to evolve from learners to novice practitioners.  The faculty plans and facilitates learning experiences that promote critical thinking, clinical competency, caring interventions, effective communication, ethical and legal accountability and self-direction.

Anticipated Costs

Tuition for 46 hours - View 2016-2017 Tuition and Mandatory Fees

Additional expected costs to complete this program:

Lab Fees


Matriculation Fees


Parking Fees


Student ID


Uniforms and Supplies


Drug Screen & Background Check - Clinical


Liability Insurance


Standardized Required Testing & Required Computer programs


TSI Assessment Test


HESI Admission Assessment Test


Exam Soft Computer Testing Fee


Immunizations and CPR


DPS/FBI Background Check & Fingerprint – BON


Nursing Pin and Lamp








Approximate Total

$3,556.00 (plus tuition and mandatory fees)

On-campus housing (room and board) is extra. Prices are subject to change without notice.


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