Victoria College in Texas Nursing Program Review


Established over 80 years ago, Victoria College (VC) offers over 40 associate degrees and certificates. Victoria College is geared toward students who are beginning their college degree, as well as those transitioning into a new career and need to expand on skills through education. Victoria College offers degree and certificates, as well as transfer programs, employment training and continuing education for those currently employed, who need to expand on current skills.

Victoria College is home to an Adult Education Center, which aids high school students in preparing for their GED exam or college application. The Adult Education Center, also offers language skills for those whose first language is not English.

Offered through the Division of Allied Health, Victoria College has an Associate Degree in Nursing Program (ADN), a Vocational Nursing (VN) Program and a Nurse Aide Program (CNA). All applicants must complete the Allied Health Clinical Orientation before they can begin classes and provide immunization records.

The Nurse Aide Program prepares students for a career in a long-term health facility and educates students in hygiene, activity and movement, basic anatomy and physiology, as well as body systems and many other important courses.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing (AAS) Program is a two-year program, which prepares graduates to apply to write the NCLEX-RN. Upon successful completion of the exam, individuals obtain their Registered Nurse licensure and can begin practicing in the state of Texas.

The Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree in Nursing (LVN-ADN) transition program is ideal for nurses who already hold Vocational Nursing License but would like to complete an Associate Degree in Nursing, in order to apply to write the NCLEX-RN and become a licensed Registered Nurse.

The Victoria College Division of Allied Health also offers a twelve-month Vocational Nursing Program in the Cuero, Gonzales, Hallettsville and Victoria campuses and is taught during the day or evening. Vocational Nurses can work under the supervision of Registered Nurses and doctors in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and many other healthcare environments. After successful completion of the Vocational Nursing Program, graduates can apply to write the NCLEX-PN, and the program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. The application deadline for the Fall semester, is March 1st, with a second intake date of April 1st, and a third date of September 1st.

In order to apply to the Vocational Nursing Program, applicants must complete the Arnett Development Corporation Diagnostic Entrance Test, which is a multiple-choice test. Students must have achieved a 45% of above in English and a 45% or higher in Math in order to apply to the program. Applicants must also be TSI (Texas Success Initiative) complete in order to apply. Applicants are required to submit immunization records and must hold a minimum “C” grade or above.

Contact:
Victoria College
2200 East Red River Street
Victoria, TX
77901-4494, United States
(361) 573-3291

 

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