Upcoming VN Classes

Program Name Application Deadline Notified of Acceptance First Day of Class
VN Day Program December 1, 2022 December 15, 2022 April 24, 2023
VN Evening Program November 1, 2023 November 15, 2023 January 2, 2024

VNI is not mandating covid vaccines, however many of our clinical sites are requiring students and staff to show proof of vaccination to attend the clinical experience.


Welcome to The Vocational Nursing Institute, Inc.

The Vocational Nursing Institute, Inc. was founded in 2009 by Dr. Kimberley A. Kelly DNP, MSN, BSN, RN, LNC. Dr. Kelly’s vision is to provide a Vocational School to help others in the community become vocational nurses and offer other allied health programs. The school has the following approvals: Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Texas Board of Nursing (TBON), Veteran Affairs (VA), and the Council Of Occupational Education (COE) who is the school accreditor. Dr. Kelly decided to transition the school in the latter part of 2009 to a non-profit status, as a 501 C 3, 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, eight board members run the school. The board members and faculty directory are located under the “About our School” or clicking here.


We are accepting enrollment packages in person with an appointment or by email to kkelly@vni.edu.

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Mission Statement

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.



The School has a certificate of approval from the Texas Workforce Commission School Number Assigned: S3714

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 fully accredited for the next six years.