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Vocational Nursing

ACC’s Vocational Nursing department offers a one year certificate LVN program that starts every June. The 44-credit-hour program is an intensive study of practical nursing, including classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Graduates are eligible to take the state licensing exam to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).  See "LVN Description" below for more information about Vocational Nurses.

The next LVN program that you can apply to starts June 2015.

The application period will be 9-25-2014 through 11-6-2014.

The deadline will be 11-6-2014.

LVN Description
“LVN” stands for “Licensed Vocational Nurse”. LVNs are also called LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurse) in some states. LVNs practice nursing as vital members of the health care team in the comprehensive care of health needs of sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled patients. LVNs work under direct supervision of registered nurses, physicians, or dentists; and may supervise certified nurse aides, medication aides, or unlicensed health care workers. LVNs generally work in acute and long-term care facilities or in clinics, as utilization reviewers who evaluate medical records in hospitals and doctors’ offices, or many other health-related areas. LVNs provide basic care such as taking vital signs, applying dressings, helping with personal hygiene, administering medications, and observing/reporting symptoms, reactions to treatment/medication, and progress. LVNs are on their feet most of the time: walking, bending, stooping, reaching, and lifting/moving patients are required. LVNs generally work a 40-hour week which may include nights, weekends, holidays, and/or overtime. A career as an LVN can be very rewarding for those who enjoy being of service to others.

Career Opportunities
LVNs are in demand! The best job opportunities are in nursing care facilities and home health care services. According to the national median annual earnings for a LVN is $38,373.  

Certificate in Vocational Nursing .....................................44 credit hours (1 year)

Program Investment
The Vocational Nursing program costs approximately $5,900 if you live in district (approximately $7,800 if you live out of district)*. This investment in your future includes the HESI-A2 test fee, CPR certification, all tuition / fees / books / supplies / uniforms, malpractice insurance, and costs related to graduation and licensure.  Click "Application Instructions" above for a cost breakdown by semester.

* Costs are subject to change without notice; click "Application Instructions" above for most current costs.

If you have questions after reading the application instructions, please either call 281-756-5630 or email

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