The Vocational Nursing Program provides instruction in courses which prepare graduates for
the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN/VN) to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).
The courses in the VN Program give students the opportunity to acquire the skills and demeanor necessary to provide nursing care to clients in structured health care settings.
The vocational nurse functions under the supervision of a registered nurse and/or licensed physician.
The VN Program provides students with the background necessary to enable them to succeed in the workforce or to seek additional nursing education.
In addition to the college's admissions requirements, students must apply for admission to the Vocational Nursing Program.
Please read, print, and complete the Vocational Nursing Program Admission Application . The completed application
can be delivered in person to the Allied Health department, or mailed to:
Vocational Nursing Program Standards Committee
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
P. O. Box 310
Port Arthur, Texas 77641-0310
The program begins twice each year - in the fall and spring semesters. Complete information about all requirements and current application forms are available from the Allied Health Department.
The number of students admitted to any class is governed by the requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing. The Admission Criteria Rating Form was developed to aid in the objective selection of the class. Successful completion of the LSC-PA Vocational Nursing Program does NOT guarantee that a graduate may take the NCLEX-PN/VN.
Applicants are ranked according to their score on the Admission Criteria Rating Form. In any given admission period, those applicants having the highest scores are the ones admitted to the program. Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access institution. All available slots are filled with the most qualified applicants available in any given admission period.
Eligibility for Licensure
The Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas requires that the following questions are asked of each applicant for licensure:
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