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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Vocational Nursing

Level 2 Certificate of Completion

Offered at Trinity River Campus

Selective Admission Criteria


The following general education course must be completed prior to applying to the LVN program:

The following general education course must be completed prior to the second semester of the LVN program:

Program Requirements

Total Degree Hours: 45

* Students are strongly urged to complete this course prior to entering the program.

** Credit Examination may be earned for this course by CNAs. Complete details of the CNA to LVN option are provided on the TCC website.

Special Admissions Criteria and Program Information:

Requirements for Applicants:

  • The biology class (BIOL 2401 ) must have been completed within five years prior to application to the LVN Program
  • Completion of all courses required for the program with a grade of C or better
  • Completion of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if native/first language is not English.
  • Students must be TSI compliance to register for VNSG classes

For complete details regarding the LVN program refer to the TCC website.

Admission Criteria:

  • A grade of C or better on the required course: BIOL 2401 
    • ​Only the highest grade earned in the first two (2) attempts of any repeated course will be used for admission purposes
  • HESI A2 (70% or higher on Reading, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Math) score on a standardized admission’s test
    • Each applicant is assigned a score based on the BIOL-2401 grade (25%) and the standardized admission’s test results (75%)

Additional Requirements for Transfer Student Applicants:

  • Admission to Tarrant County College
  • Letter of good standing from Dean or Director of previously attended nursing program
  • Copy of official transcript(s)
  • Completion of tests for clinical component of program (DFWHC Orientation, HIPAA, TCC Nursing Student Handbook Examination, Dosage Calculation Examination) with passing scores

Admitted to the LVN Nursing Program:

  • Negative drug screen
  • Back ground checks
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Current healthcare provider CPR course (approved by the American Heart Association)
  • Social Security card
  • Participation in a LVN Program Orientation
  • Current immunizations for the duration of the program
  • Completion of all courses required for the program with a grade of C or better
  • Completion of English Proficiency, if required

Applicants with a history of criminal charges, mental illness, or chemical dependency must request a Declaratory Order from the Texas Board of Nursing to determine eligibility for licensure prior to admission to the Nursing Program.

Any student admitted to the Nursing Program must meet the legal requirements for licensure by the Texas Board of Nursing. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX).

CNA to LVN Option:

The CNA to LVN Option is a program for certified nursing assistants.

Eligible requirements for the option include:

  • Acceptance into the LVN program
  • Current certification as a CNA


Credit for the following courses can be earned through the credit-by-exam process: