About Nursing Education at SPC
Join this rewarding, responsible, and high demand occupation; earn a certificate in Vocational Nursing from St. Philip’s College! You’ll face your career challenges with a background in biological, social, and physical sciences and nursing education. With experiences in a variety of healthcare settings, you will be ready to bring quality care to all of your patients.
Join us for an Open House and Information Session to learn how you can begin your career in nursing.
Open House Dates For Spring 2016 - February 9, March 8, April 12, May 5
Applications will be distributed during these open house sessions.
Download the Open House Flyer for more details.
The VN Program application
deadline for fall 2016 is Thursday, May 5, 2016
All applicants must be pretested (Board of Nursing Rule 214.8-c4). No exceptions to pretest requirements will be granted to applicants with previous college credit or college degrees. This program only accepts the ATI TEAS V assessment (Nursing) test within 1 year from date of examination. Applicants must take the TEAS V assessment (nursing) and submit scores to St. Philip’s College Vocational Nursing Program by the application deadline.
The Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) V assessment (Nursing) is a multiple-choice assessment of basic academic knowledge in reading, essential math, basic science, and English and language usage.
The objectives assessed on the TEAS V (Nursing) are those which nurse educators deem the most appropriate and relevant to measure entry-level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.
This allows St. Philip's College to have the pertinent information needed to make normative comparisons.
Information on the TEAS V (Nursing) assessment test, how to prepare and where to take the test can be found at:
Please call the department to check for application availability. For more information, call (210) 486-2055
To pick up an application, you must bring the following items to nursing department located in CHP 100:
- Printout of SOATEST results (from testing center) within the last 5 years
- SZATXSI form that indicate you are at College Ready level/TSI complete in all 3 areas of math, reading, and English (obtain from campus testing center)
- Proof of having a minimum of 2.5 GPA (an unofficial ACES printout will suffice)
The application must be picked up in person from the Nursing Education Department.
Web-Enhanced, Hybrid, and Online Learning
**Note** If you are new to online classes , you are REQUIRED to take the Orientation to Online Learning course, OLRN 0001, CRN #18893 or 20359.
This course familiarizes students with navigating through the online system for a successful start. Register for the free, self-paced OLRN course the same way as any other course. See alamo.edu/spc/distance-learning, or call 210-486-2239 for more information.
Nursing Education Links