Licensed practical and/or licensed vocational nurses (known as LPNs or LVNs, depending on the state in which they work) provide basic nursing care. In Texas, LVNs work under the direction of
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses work in many settings, including:
Examples of skills provided include vital signs, medication administration and wound care.
Course Length:12 months
Upon completion of the course, student will have the opportunity to test for the following licenses:
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The Vocational Nursing program provides prospective students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to pursue a career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. The program concentrates on skills, technical expertise and clinical decision making.
The Vocational Nurse assists in determining the physical and mental health status, needs, and preferences of culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse patients and their families based on interpretation of health related data.
The LVN collects data and information, recognizes changes in conditions and reports this to the RN supervisor or another appropriate clinical supervisor to assist in the identification of problems and formulation of goals, outcomes and patient-centered plans of care that are developed in collaboration with patients, their families, and the interdisciplinary health care team.
Medical terminology is the language of healthcare setting. Healthcare physicians use medical terminology to describe body parts, diseases, procedures and equipment.
All medical professionals must have an understanding of this language in order to communicate effectively with physicians and patients and to carry out instructions correctly.
Phlebotomy is the removal of blood from the patient for the purpose of testing.
|Course #||Course Title|
|BIO 203||Anatomy & Physiology|
|VN 101||Foundations of Nursing|
|VN 103||Basic Nursing Skills I|
|VN 104||Basic Nursing Skills II|
|VN 105||Pharmacology I|
|VN 106||Pharmacology II|
|VN 107||Medical Surgical Nursing I|
|VN 108||Nursing Clinicals I|
|VN 109||Medical Surgical Nursing II|
|VN 110||Nursing Clinicals II|
|VN 111||Medical Surgical Nursing III|
|VN 112||Nursing Clinicals III|
|VN 113||Maternal & Child Nursing|
|VN 114||Nursing Clinicals IV|
|VN 115||Pediatric Nursing|
|VN 116||Nursing Clinicals V|
|PHIL 102||Professional Vocational Adjustments|
|Total Clock Hours:||1530|
Texas Workforce Commission Career Schools and Colleges (TWC)
Texas Board of Nursing.