San Jacinto College South Nursing Program Review

San Jacinto College South Campus (SJC South, SJCS) is located near NASA and the Medical Center, which aids in the college’s science, engineering and health programs.

San Jacinto College’s South campus has been around for 50 years and currently has 13,000 students enrolled. San Jacinto is spread out over three campuses; North, South and Central. San Jacinto College offers 140 academic programs and several courses that can transfer to universities. San Jacinto College also offers evening, weekend and online classes during all semesters, so that students can continue seeking employment while studying.

San Jacinto College South campus believes that the need for health care professionals is surpassing the supply of available professionals.Application periods of nursing at San Jacinto College are April 1 through June 1 for the Fall semester and September 1 through November 1 for the Spring semester.

Vocational Nursing Program – Certificate of Technology

The Vocational Nursing (VN) program at San Jacinto College South is a one-year program, which leads students to a Certificate of Technology in Vocational Nursing. The program combines nursing skills training, clinical training around the Houston area and in-class lectures. Upon graduation, students will have 880 lab/clinical hours and 576 classroom hours. The Vocational Nursing Program is backed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Board of Nursing. Upon graduation, students can sit the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), in order to begin working as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Licensed Vocational Nurses work under the direct supervision of Registered Nurses or physicians in a variety of healthcare institutions including; hospitals, long-term care facilities, nursing homes and many more. Individuals who complete their Licensed Vocational Nursing licensure often go on to pursue licensure as a Registered Nurse after a few years of employment.

The LVN Certificate of Technology combines nursing skills training, clinical experience and class lectures. Graduates of the program are able to apply to sit the State Board Examination and the program is certified by the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas and by the Texas Education Agency. Applicants must be a high school graduate, pass the placement test, have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and pass a physical examination.

Nursing LVN-RN Mobility Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) program is a one-year training program that allows students to apply for the National Council Licensure Exam-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) exam, which is a requirement for all nursing candidates. The program offers hands-on experience in the community, which happens concurrently with theory courses.

Applicants must complete a San Jacinto application and an Associate Degree Nursing Program application, as well as official copies of transcripts. Applicants must also complete all prerequisites, and submit scores of the HESI A2 admission test. After acceptance, applicants must submit to a Criminal background check and Drug Screening. Applicants must score a minimum of 75% in Math and an English language score of 75% in reading comprehension, vocabulary and general knowledge and grammar. Students’ science score must be a minimum of 75%.

San Jacinto College – South
13735 Beamer Road,
Houston, TX 77089