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Vocational Nursing

Vocational Nursing (VN) Program Starts Every June

The one-year, 44-credit-hour VN program is an intensive study of practical nursing, including classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensure exam to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). As reported by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), Alvin Community College NCLEX-PN pass rates for first-time testers are: 100% for all the years 2012 through 2018. Compare ACC VN pass rates with other Texas nursing schools.

Application Period

The next VN program that you can apply to begins June 2020. The application period will be October 10 - November 14, 2019.  Click here for application instructions.

Acceptance Notifications

Applicants will be notified whether they are accepted into the VN program by the end of January.

Notifications are sent via email, so keep your email address current with the nursing office. Make sure your email filters direct emails from Alvin Community College to your inbox and not to your spam or junk folder. Email is the official means of communication between ACC and students.

Career Opportunities

LVNs are in demand! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-2015 Occupational Outlook Handbook, The number of LVN jobs will grow by 25% through the year 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The national average LVN salary is $41,450 per year, but can go as high as $57,000 per year, depending on geographic location, years of experience, and area of expertise.


Certificate in Vocational Nursing ......................................................................44 credit hours (1 year)

Program Investment

The Vocational Nursing program costs approximately $6,000 if you live in district, or approximately $8,040 if you live out of district*. This includes the HESI-A2 test fee, CPR certification, all tuition /fees / books / supplies / uniforms, malpractice insurance, and costs related to graduation and licensure. A cost breakdown by semester is in the VN application instructions. Personal health insurance / transportation and parking fees / physical exam / TB test / immunizations are extra. To find out whether you live in or out of district, call the Admissions Office 281-756-3531.

*Costs are subject to change without notice.


Get answers to your questions at a VN Applicant Meeting: the meeting schedule is in the VN Application Instructions. Or, you may email, or call 281-756-5630, or visit Building S, Room 108, between 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday (we are closed on Fridays during the Summer semester).

For accommodations: 281-756-3533 or email:

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