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.
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.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Associate Degree of Science in Nursing
- Radiologic Technology
- Sonography Program
- Respiratory Care
- Phlebotomy Technology
- Human Service Provider / Substance Abuse Counseling
- Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Workforce Programs
Upon completing the program, the vocational nursing graduate can immediately transition into the workforce or advance to higher levels of professional nursing.
Fees / Costs
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.
- Lori Boyd - Program Director
- Renee Smith - Assistant Director
- Sheila Bishop - Lab Coordinator
- Kelly Korkmas - Adjunct
- Chandice Rose - Adjunct
- Christina Gilbreath - Faculty
- Christi Sanchez - Faculty
- Kim Severson - Faculty
- Debra Weeks - Faculty
The Weatherford College VN program also employs Lab Coordinator and Adjunct Nursing Faculty to assist in simulation and Clinical Settings.
Vocational Nursing Program Secretary