Big Spring - LVN Program
BIG SPRING APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 1 – VOCATIONAL PACKET NOW AVAILABLE
The Vocational Nursing program is a 12 month Certificate program that offers college credit. It is designed to prepare students to perform direct patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and/or physician. Students are prepared for upward mobility in a nursing career. The program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Upon completion, students will make application to take the State Board Examination (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Many Vocational Nursing students after passing the State Board Exam return to Howard College Big Spring campus to pursue the Accelerated (Transition) Associate Degree Nursing Program to become a Registered Nurse.
PSYCH 2314 Life Span Growth and Development
BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology I (lecture)
BIOL 2101 Anatomy and Physiology I (lab)
BIOL 2302 Anatomy and Physiology II (lecture)
BIOL 2102 Anatomy and Physiology II (lab)
BIOL 2320 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors (lecture)
BIOL 2120 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors (lab)
HPRS 1206 Essentials of Medical Terminology
*Courses must be completed before Summer II.
CNA Certification or Proof of Class. CNA classes are offered @ HC contact Crecia Little @ 432-264-5649 for more information.
+Official college transcripts are required for courses taken other than at Howard College.
- Step 4: Take the TEAS exam. You will register for this at https://www.atitesting.com/teas/register. Please contact the testing center at Howard College 432-264-5637 or visit https://howardcollege.edu/testing/testing-big-spring/ for more information and to schedule. TEAS scores not taken at Howard College will be accepted from ATI and must be submitted with the application.
- Step 5: Other Required Documents:
Hepatitis B Three Shots OR a positive titer.
Measles (MMR) Two doses OR a positive titer. Varicella Two doses OR a positive titer.
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) One dose required within the last 10 year
+ Influenza and TB once accepted into the program. All vaccines once accepted will be uploaded to Castle Branch code (HQ91im)
Successful completion of a background clearance through castle branch @ https://portal.castlebranch.com/HH80/package-selection. In addition, all applicants must review TX BON Licensure Eligibility prior to acceptance @ https://www.bon.texas.gov/licensure_eligibility.asp. It is mandatory to have a clearance letter/blue card prior to completion of the Nursing Program. Responding NO when the answer is YES may result in program dismissal.
Once selected must show proof of BLS card (American Heart Association- Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers) contact 432-264-5649 for more information, copy of health insurance card, copy of driver’s license, physical exam (form to be provided) and TB/PPD test.