Welcome to The Vocational Nursing Institute, Inc.
The Vocational Nursing Institute, Inc. was founded in 2009 by Kimberley A. Kelly RN, BSN, MSN. It is Ms. Kelly’s vision to open a Vocational School to help others in the community to become a Vocational Nurse or a Nursing Assistant. The founder decided to transition the school in 2009 to a non-profit status, which will enhance the opportunities for the students via grants and donations to the school and benefits the students versus a for profit entity. Currently there are 8 board members for the school.
Institutional Mission Statement:
The institutional mission of The Vocational Nursing Institute, Inc. is to prepare students for entry level employment and career advancement.
Corporate Mission Statement and Goals:
The Vocational Nursing Institute, Inc. mission is to provide a quality education to its vocational nursing students with a goal of 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-PN licensure exam. In addition, it is the mission of the Vocational Nursing Institute, Inc. to comply with all regulatory body requirements related to a Vocational Nursing school. The Vocational Nursing Institute, Inc. will incorporate the Differentiated Essential Competencies of Graduates of Texas Nursing Programs, Vocational (VN).
The Vocational Nursing Institute, Inc. seeks to provide equal education without regard to sex, age, race, disability, religion, national origin, or any other constitutional or statutory impermissible reason.
Nurse Aide Program Mission:
Our mission is to prepare competent, nursing assistants, that are knowledgeable and safe, with a caring attitude, who are able to provide nursing care and/or coordinate care for clients in the long-term care, home health, hospice, and hospital settings. Graduate nursing assistants should be prepared to use their skills, knowledge, and understanding for giving safe, quality health care to their clients.
The School has a certificate of approval from the Texas Workforce Commission School Number Assigned: S3714
The Nurse Aide Program is approved by the Texas Workforce Commission and the Department of Aging and Disability Services.
Students must address their concerns about the Nurse Aide Program by following the School's grievance process outlined in the School catalog.
Students who are dissatisfied with the School's response to their complaint can file a formal complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission, and additional information on complaint procedures is located on the Texas Workforce Career Schools and Colleges website @ http://csc.twc.state.tx.us/
The Vocational Nursing Program has been approved as of 4/19/2012 by The Texas Board of Nursing. The program is authorized to admit an initial cohort of 30 students in July 2012 and admit one cohort of 30 students per year for the next three years. For the approval on the Texas Board of Nursing website, please go to http://www.bon.texas.gov/nursingeducation/approved-programs.html
The Vocational Nursing Institute, Inc. achieved its candidacy status with the Council on Occupational Education in 2013 and Completed its accrediting survey process in November of 2014. The school is waiting for the council board meeting in February to announce its full accreditation status.