Vocational Nursing

What is the Vocational Nursing program?

The Vocational Nursing (VN) scope of practice is a directed scope of practice and requires the appropriate supervision of a registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, physician, dentist, or podiatrist. The VN, with a focus on patient safety, is required to function within the parameters of the legal scope of practice and in accordance with the federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, and policies, procedures, and guidelines of the employing health care institution or practice setting. The VN is responsible for providing safe, compassionate, and focused nursing care to assigned patients with predictable health care needs. Program is 12 months in length, full-time, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per weel. All students must be able to meet admission requirements as well as cliinical and classroom schedules. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) through the Texas Board of Nursing. Passing this exam certifies the graduate to practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.

 

What will I learn?

The curriculum covers fundamentals of vocational nursing, ethical and legal aspects of nursing practice, nutrition, gerontology, communication skills, body structure and function, administration of medications and solutions, medical and surgical nursing, obstetrical nursing, pediatric nursing, mental health nursing, and professional development. In additionto classroom study, the student will receive supervised laboratory and clinical experiences in local long-term care facilities, clinics, hospitals, and other health care facilities in the San Antonio and surrounding communities.

What can I do with this course of study?

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Why choose St. Philip's College – CTTC New Braunfels Campus? 

The CTTC campus is aligned with the St. Philip's College Vocational Nursing Program to provide the same educational opportunities for vocational nursing needs in the New Braunfels community.

Learning at the CTTC provides consistent educational experiences where students can concentrate on their studies in a smaller environment and participate in the vocational nursing program within the New Braunfels community.

Program Information and Licensure

The St. Philip's College Vocational Nursing program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to award a Certificate of Completion in Vocational Nursing.

Contact information for the Texas Board of Nursing is William P. Hobby Building, 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX 78701-3944, Phone (512) 305-7400 or at http://www.bon.texas.gov/contact_us.asp

Licensure:

Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) through the Texas Board of Nursing. Passing this exam certifies that graduate to practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.

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Admissions and Prerequisite Requirements

Admission Requirements:

The requirements for admission into the St. Philip's College Vocational Nursing Program are in accordance with the Alamo Colleges admission policies, admission policies of the Vocational Nursing program and policies specified by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Complete and submit the admission application to the Alamo Colleges District. Go the AlamoENROLL for more information. Select the approprate type of student you will be. You will then receive a series of e-mails with directions on how to log-in to your Alamo Colleges Education Services (ACES) account to view the "Start Here" Tab for next steps and required GO FAAR and TEST PREP modules if requested.
The St. Philip's College school code is 003608..
Admission to St. Philip's College is required before applying to the Vocational Nursing Program.
The Apply Texas application is for admission to the college, not for the admission to the nursing program. You must complete a seperate application for the nursing program.

If you are an Alamo Colleges District student, you must see your advisor and complete a Change of Primary Institution for St. Philip's College. The deadlines for Change of Primary Institution is:

Fall Deadline: July 30

Spring Deadline: November 30

Summer Deadline: April 30

If you are a student coming from another institution, you must complete the Apply Texas application to become a student at St. Philip's College. There are financial aid implications if St. Philip's College is not your primary institution.

Prerequisite Requirements:

Although not required, we strongly encourage completing the following courses prior to admission:

  • Anatomy & Physiology I&II (BIOL2401 and BIOL2402) or BIOL2404
  • Nutrition (one of the following: BIOL1322, BIOL1323, FDNS1305)
  • PSYC 2314 Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan
  • HITT1305 Medical Terminology

 

 

 

Prerequisite Requirements

Although not required, we strongly encourage completing the following courses prior to admissions:

  • Anatomy & Physiology I&II (BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402) or BIOL 2404
  • Nutrition (one of the following: BIOL1322 or FDNS 1305)
  • Developmental Psychology across the Lifespan (PSYC 2314)
Application & Selection Process

Application Process:

Important Update: Due to COVID-19 preventive measures, at this time and until further notice, applications to the Vocational Nursing Program for both our Main Campus and New Braunfels Extension Campus must be mailed to St. Philip's College at the address listed below.

Read carefully through the program Information Packet and complete the Application Packet - both are found in the links below. The completed application packet and required documents must be placed in a 9 x 12 brown envelope and mailed to the St. Philip's College Nursing Education Department. Applications for Fall 2021 must be submitted by June 16.

Mail Delivery to:
St. Philip's College
Vocational Nursing Program
Admissions Committee
Center for Health Professions Building
Room 100
San Antonio, TX 78203

All applicants must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Exam and submit results along with the completed application packet. The college offers on-campus TEAS testing at its MLK Campus. Information on registration and preparation for the TEAS Exam can be found here.

*Information and qualifications subject to change. Please review the Documentation before submitting applications. For questions please call the Nursing Education office @ (210) 486-2055.

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Contact Information

Annette F. Bailey BSN, RN
Faculty and Coordinator NB CTTC extension site
Vocational Nursing Program
St. Philip's College
1801 Martin Luther King Dr. | San Antonio, Texas 78203
Direct: 210-486-2724 Main campus
Alternative: 210-486-7423 NB CTTC
Email: abailey@alamo.edu