Admissions Information

How to Enroll in the Vocational Nursing Program

The school shall require for admission into its program proof of one of the following:

Successful completion of public, private, or home schooling at the high school level or obtainment of a recognized high school equivalency credential; or

Successful completion of the equivalent of one full-time academic semester (12 academic semester hours) or academic quarter (18 academic quarter hours) at an accredited college, university, or other postsecondary school.

Prospective students must also:

  1. Be at least 17 years of age;
  2. Be able to read, write, and speak English;
  3. Be in good health and able to bend, twist, lift at least 50 pounds, and be free from communicable disease
  4. Provide basic physical from the physician, NP, or PA indicating they are in good health and can meet the physical requirements of the Licensed Vocational Nurse Job position. Provide all documentation as outlined in the Health Packet.
  5. Provide copy of current immunizations from their physician, NP, or PA.
  6. Provide that the student has taken the Hepatitis B series or sign school form of declination of this series.
  7. Adhere to and complete successfully the new and accepted student process by the BON prior to admission.
  8. Provide a Blue Card issued by the Texas Board of Nursing or an outcome letter.
  9. Have a background check performed per the school and TBON procedures.

(Note: if a student had a criminal history done by the TBON since 2006 they do not have to do it again) If a student DOES NOT get the Blue Card or outcome letter they will have to wait until the next enrollment period.

Prerequisite courses that must have a grade of C or better and be no greater than 7 years old prior to application to the VN program includes:

  1. Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  2. Basic Human Body Course (see School Director for further clarification if you want to substitute this course for items 1 & 2.

These courses can be taken at any accredited college with a passing grade of a "C".

*All students must pass the Hesi test with a score of 80% or better. (Fee for this is $49.99 payable by the student upon registration for the Hesi test and subject to change) The school does provide Hesi testing on site, we have scheduled testing dates. The student makes their check out to The Vocational Nursing Institute, Inc. and we register the student through our school account with HESI. Click for HESI Testing (PDF).

*The school uses a scoring calculation to assist the school in determining who to accept for enrollment, see Admission and Enrollment policies and scoring form. Meeting all of the program application guidelines does NOT guarantee admittance to the program.

For more information, call the school to schedule a tour and get the application package, enrollment information, and the school catalog.