Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN)

Application Periods

Traditional VN Program: 10/01/2024 - 11/08/2024

Program Start: Summer Semester 2025

Med Aide - VN Bridge Program: 10/01/2024 - 11/08/2024

Program Start: Summer Semester 2025

Program Eligibility Requirements

Traditional VN Program

  • Be admitted to Alvin Community College. Start Here!
  • Proof of prior education (GED, Diploma, or College Credits)
  • Texas Success Initiative standards - met or exempt
  • HESI A2 exam scores
    • Reading Comprehension minimum score of 70
    • Cumulative score minimum of 65

Med Aide - VN Bridge Program

  • Meet all eligibility requirements for the traditional VN program (see above)
  • AND hold current Med Aide certification from Texas Health & Human Services
  • AND hold current CNA certification from Texas Health & Human Services
  • AND have a minimum 6 months experience at a long term care facility

Med Aide - VN Bridge Program Differences

  • First semester (summer) taught through CEWD
  • First semester - 1 class instead of the 4 required for the traditional VN program
  • First semester - lectures online; skills assessments & exams in-person
  • The 2nd & 3rd semesters are identical to the traditional VN program and require in-person attendance
  • May need to also take VNSG 1420 Allied Health A&P during the summer semester
  • Costs
    • Med Aide - VN Bridge 1st semester approx. $2,000
    • VNSG 1420 Allied Health A&P - In-district $465; out-of-district $669
    • 2nd & 3rd semesters costs are same as the traditional VN program

Application Process

(Also see Steps for Applying at the bottom of the web page)

Traditional VN Program

  • Application period annually (October)
  • Classes begin the following summer semester, usually in June
  • Submit an online application during the application period
  • Look for your "successful submission" email
  • Submit Hepatitis B vaccination or immunity records with application
  • Attend an applicant meeting during the application period
  • Check your milestones to verify everything was done before the application deadline
  • All required documents must be received by the application deadline

Med Aide - VN Bridge Program

  • Application period annually (October)
  • Classes begin the following summer semester, usually in June
  • Submit an online application during the application period
  • Look for your "successful submission" email
  • Submit Hepatitis B vaccination or immunity records with application
  • Attend an applicant meeting during the application period
  • Check your milestones to verify everything was done before the application deadline
  • All required documents must be received by the application deadline

Application Instructions & Program Information Packets

Open the information kit (linked below) for details about applying, requirements, class format and schedules, and answers to frequently asked questions.

VN Program Application Instructions *Updated for 2024-2025

Med Aide - VN Bridge Program Application Instructions
*An updated Med Aide - VN Bridge packet will be posted soon

Applicant Meetings

All applicants must attend an applicant meeting, no exceptions.

Meeting Type Date Time Location
Traditional VN Applicant Meeting October 3, 2024 3 PM online
Traditional VN Applicant Meeting October 24, 2024 3 PM online
Traditional VN Applicant Meeting October 31, 2024 3 PM online
Traditional VN Applicant Meeting November 7, 2024 3 PM online
Med Aide - VN Bridge meeting dates To be determined    

Click the link below to attend at the scheduled time.
Registration is not necessary.
Applicant Meeting Link *Link will be updated for 2024

To join by phone or if you experience audio difficulties when joining online, call 1-571-392-7650. When prompted, enter meeting id/PIN # 664 460 7168 (omit spaces). Please email nursing@alvincollege.edu with your phone number and first and last name for attendance credit when attending by phone call.

Information Meetings

  • Provide information about preparing to apply to the nursing program
  • Are optional
  • Open to the general public
  • Suitable for those deciding whether to apply to nursing
  • Opportunity to ask questions at the end of the meeting
  • Information meeting does not substitute for the applicant meeting
  • Must attend an applicant meeting if you submit an application
  • Information meetings are scheduled in June and July
  • Dates will be posted when determined
  • A recorded general information session may be viewed by clicking  Recorded General Information Meeting

Applicants are informed of their conditional admission status via email after the application period closes usually at the end of January. Email is the official means of communication from ACC to students. If you are conditionally accepted you will be informed, at that time, of further documents/steps necessary to achieve final acceptance status.

Steps For Applying

Applicants must be TSI complete or exempt in all three sections. If satisfying TSI standards with developmental courses, the courses must be completed (not in progress) by the application period deadline. Visit the Steps to Getting Started to apply to ACC. International Students with F-1 Visas are not eligible for the VN certificate program at this time. 

  • You must be admitted to ACC before you can apply to the LVN program. If it has been a year or more since you last applied to ACC or took courses at ACC, you may need to re-apply to ACC. The registrar’s office may have discarded transcripts after a year if you did not take courses. Check with the Admissions Office if you are unsure or to verify your transcripts are at ACC: 281-756-3531.

  • All applicants must provide a High School Diploma, or official high school transcript, or a GED certificate, or official college transcripts showing completion of 12 credit hours of core courses attained while attending an accredited college.
  • The VN program does not accept foreign high school or college credits until they have been evaluated for U.S. equivalency by an ACC approved transcript evaluation services provider. You will find a list of approved companies in the “Academic Policies & Regulations” section of the ACC catalog.  The original transcript evaluation document must be submitted to the VN department.

  • Provide EITHER proof of at least the first Hepatitis-B injection OR a report of Hepatitis-B immunity (a “Hepatitis-B surface antibody titer”).
  • There is no time limit on Hepatitis-B injections; there is a 5-year time limit on the Hepatitis-B titer. Hepatitis-B titer is accurate only if it is done at least two months after the third Hepatitis-B shot.

  • Have your HESI A-2 test scores sent directly to the ACC Nursing Department from Evolve/Elsevier if taken at a location other than ACC.
  • Applicants must make at least 70 on the reading section and at least 65 for the cumulative score. You can score less on other sections as long as you meet the reading and cumulative score requirements. Although there is no minimum HESI math score, those with a math section score of 85% or better receive additional admission consideration.
  • We use only the HESI A2 test for nursing admission. You cannot substitute any other test. A high enough HESI- A2 test score, by the nursing application deadline, is mandatory for all LVN applicants regardless of educational background or college degrees they may already have,.
  • You may take the HESI-A2 exam at ACC or at other sites that administer the exam. If the exam is taken any place besides ACC, allow at least two weeks for your score report to reach the ACC Nursing Department. We do not accept HESI-A2 scores submitted by the applicant.
  • Information about the contents and format of the HESI-A2 exam and how to prepare:  HANDOUT and PRESENTATION

  • The LVN application may be accessed only during the application period by clicking the button at the top of this page. Look for your "successful submission" email to verify your application was received. If you do not receive the email, try resubmitting the application after verifying all required fields are complete, or try using a different web browser. Return to your ConexED student dashboard to view your application, verify milestone completion, or to upload additional documents. Milestone completion will be approved by the nursing program to verify application steps have been completed or required documents received. It is important that you verify your application was submitted and transcripts or other items were received before the application deadline.
  • If you have problems or questions about completing the LVN application, please contact the LVN department at 281-756-5630 or email nursing@alvincollege.edu.
  • Anyone who previously applied must submit a new application for the program.

The ACC Registrar's Office requires submission of all prior college transcripts. If you want to substitute both BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 (Anatomy & Physiology I & II) for VNSG 1420 (the LVN A&P course) have an official transcript showing the BIOL 2401 & 2402 grades sent to the ACC Registrar. Do not send it or bring it to the LVN department. The scores must be a “C” or higher and no more than five years old as of the application deadline.
  • Students with A&P credits from foreign institutions must have the transcripts evaluated by an approved service and submit the official evaluation of foreign credits to the ACC registrar. A list of ACC-approved evaluation services is in the ACC College Catalog under "Evaluation of Credit from Foreign Institutions"

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