Welcome to the Vocational Nursing Program

The Vocational Nursing (VN) Program is a clinically intensive one-year certificate program, which offers classroom instruction and related clinical practice in four basic areas of nursing:

  • fundamentals
  • medical/surgical
  • maternity/pediatric
  • psychiatric


Supporting courses and program content include:  

  • basic human anatomy and physiology
  • mathematics
  • pharmacology
  • nutrition
  • life cycle/growth and development
  • vocational adjustments
  • legal and ethical aspects of nursing practice
  • nursing skills


At the completion of the program, the graduate will be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NLCEX-PN) to be licensed to practice in Texas.


The Vocational Nursing Program is fully approved by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas, 333 Guadalupe Street 3-460, Austin, Texas 78701, 512.305.7400.




Vocational Nursing Program

South Campus

College of Health Sciences Building Room A215 
Laredo College
5500 South Zapata Hwy  
Laredo, Texas 78040


956 721-5255

956 764-5930