Application deadline is the last Thursday of March.
The application deadline has been extended to April 9, 2015
The Vocational Nursing Program prepares students to serve on nursing teams as entry-level vocational nurses. Upon completion of this 12-month program graduates are eligible to make application to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Candidates successfully passing this exam earn the title of Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Licensed Vocational Nurses are likely to find career opportunities in settings such as nursing homes; hospitals; residential care facilities; physician's offices and clinics; and schools. Average annual starting salaries are $26,000 to $37,500.
Classroom study covers basic nursing concepts and patient care-related subjects, including anatomy, physiology, medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, psychiatric nursing, and the administration of drugs. Clinical practice is in hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes.
Classes are offered at the Wharton Campus. This is a full-time, 40-hour per week, Monday through Friday Program.
The Vocational Nursing Program at WCJC is fully approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.