VN Application Requirements

Applications are accepted from the first business day of January through the last business day of March each year. 

Submit Weatherford College application via Coyote Recruit website and official transcripts to the Office of Student Services.

Submit the following via email to or to her office in the Don Allen Health Science Building Room 111:

  • Vocational Nursing Application with high school transcript or GED scores.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended, if applicable. 
  • Completion of the LVN Accuplacer entrance exam with a minimum score of 237 on the arithmetic/math section and 250 on the reading comprehension section.
  • TOEFL iBT, if applicable.
    Before being accepted into the Vocational Nursing program, an applicant whose native language* is not English must submit an acceptable score on the TOEFL iBT by the end of the application period in which the applicant is applying. Please review English Proficiency Requirement.
  • Provide proof of Hepatitis B vaccines (three-dose series) or positive Hepatitis B titer.

 Once selected for admission to the nursing program, the student must:

  • Complete a criminal background check and provide clearance from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
  • Obtain a TB screen test or chest x-ray (must be current within one year).
  • Obtain a urine drug screen.
  • Have a back/spine examination by a licensed physical therapist.
  • Submit proof of up-to-date immunizations, including Tdap (within the last ten years), MMR, varicella, and influenza.
  • Submit proof of major medical health insurance.
  • Provide proof of current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR.

Vocational nursing students must also complete a physical examination by an MD, DO, or ANP.

Information and forms needed for obtaining the above criteria will be available to the student upon acceptance to the program.

* A native language is a language that is acquired naturally during childhood and is usually spoken at home, as opposed to a language that is learned later in life, for example, as a part of a person's formal education.

VN Selection Criteria

The Vocational Nursing Program selects its classes based on the following scoring methods listed below. This scoring system is used in an effort to be objective and to identify students with the clearest set of strengths to undertake the program. Students acquire points based on academic achievement and the entrance exam. Students satisfying entrance requirements with the highest cumulative scores are accepted until the available positions are filled.

(27 points maximum)

LVN Accuplacer Test

Arithmetic / Math score

 > 286 = 6 points
276 - 285 = 5 points
266 - 275 = 4 points
256 - 265 = 3 points
246 - 255 = 2 points
237 - 245 = 1 point

Reading score

 > 276 = 3 points
263 - 275 = 2 points
250 - 262 = 1 point

Accuplacer scores must be within two years of the application date.

Additional points are given for the following:

Overall College GPA:  Less than or equal to 15 credit hours

3.5 - 4.0 = 3 points
3.0 - 3.4 = 2 points
2.5 - 2.9 = 1 point

 More than 15 credit hours

3.5 - 4.0 = 5 points
3.0 - 3.4 = 4 points
2.5 - 2.9 = 3 points

College Level Courses (within 5 years of application date with a “B” or better): 3 points will be given for Medical Terminology (HPRS 1206); 1 point per course will be given for Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, Microbiology, and/or Nutrition.

Phlebotomy Technology Certificate (current ASCP certification only), Current Texas Certified Nursing Assistant, and/or Current National Certified Medical Assistant = 2 points

High school health careers class (within 2 years of application date) = 1 point for "B"

or better

Residency points will be given as follows: 2 points for Parker or Wise County; 1 point for Palo Pinto, Jack, or Hood County. Proof of residency will be required.

  • Certified EMT / Paramedic = 2 points
  • Veteran = 1 point, Corpsman or Medic = 2 points


Tammi White
Vocational Nursing Program Secretary
Vocational Nursing Certificate
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