Overview

This 12-month journey allows students to begin their nursing careers in a one-year certificate program. There are no college course pre-requisites required prior to admission into the program. The LVN path ranks as one of the fastest-growing and marketable entry-level nursing positions in the field. This path provides the opportunity to transition to the Associate Degree Registered Nurse level if desired.

Career Options

Vocational nursing offers a satisfying and rewarding career for individuals interested in providing direct patient care. This allows the LVN to enter a professional career path with competitive salaries earning up to $30/hour.

99 percent of students are employed within 3 months of graduation, with many students entering the LVN to RN bridge program that is offered at Weatherford College.

Related Programs

Transfer Options

Upon completing the program, the vocational nursing graduate can immediately transition into the workforce or advance to higher levels of professional nursing.

Fees / Costs

General Expenses

Prior to First Semester: Major Medical Insurance, Immunizations, Drug Test, CPR, Criminal Background Check, Back/Spine Screen, Physical.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) rule 97.64, "Required Vaccinations for Students Enrolled in Health-Related and Veterinary Courses in Institutions of Higher Education" requires students enrolled in health-related courses, which will involve direct patient contact in medical or dental facilities to complete a three-dose series of hepatitis B vaccine or provide proof of a positive titer.

Vocational Nursing Program Costs 2021

Faculty

  • Lori Boyd - Program Director
  •  Christi Sanchez - Faculty
  • Kim Severson - Faculty
  • Renee Smith - Faculty
  • Debra Weeks - Faculty
  • Jo Ellen Welborn - Faculty

The Weatherford College VN program also employs  Lab Coordinator and Adjunct Nursing Faculty to assist in simulation and Clinical Settings.

Vocational Nursing Certificate Plan
Number of Credits
42

Contact

Tammi White
Vocational Nursing Program Secretary
twhite@wc.edu
817-598-6217