Become A Licensed Vocational Nurse in One Year


North Central Texas College offers a 12-month (3 semesters) full-time vocational nursing program. The NCTC nursing faculty members are educationally qualified and come from across the United States with a diversity of clinical expertise. This allows for creative learning environments to train competent, well-rounded, vocational nurses with high job-market demand. NCTC graduates' pass rates on the National Council Licensing Exam for Pratical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) in the state of Texas have been superior to many other colleges for more than a decade. The program has maintained full-approval by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).




The vocational nursing program is offered on each of the five campuses (Gainesville, Corinth, Bowie, Graham and eCampus) of North Central Texas College. Students attend school 5 days per week (Monday thru Friday) for approximately 8 hours per day. Semester breaks adhere to the regular college calendar. Online students attend clinical on weekends. The curriculum consists of classroom lecture, skills lab and clinical practicum components. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN for practical/vocational nursing in all 50 states.


GAINESVILLE CAMPUS has two (2) admissions one begins January and ends in December. The other admission begins August and ends the following August.


CORINTH CAMPUS has one (1) admission. It begins in August and ends the following August.


BOWIE CAMPUS has one (1) admission. It begins in August and ends the following August.


GRAHAM CAMPUS has one (1) admission. It begins in August and ends the following August.


ONLINE LVN - eCampus has one admission. It begins in January and ends in December. Please visit our Online LVN info page.


There is only one class you may take before entering the program - VNSG 1420 A & P (Anatomy and Physiology) for Allied Health


All applicants must hold a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Online program applicants must complete the online advisment session. Persons with felony or high-level misdemeanor convictions are ineligible.

Career Opportunities


Vocational nurses practice under the direct supervision of registered nursing staff and physicians. They may perform basic nursing duties independently or may assist registered nurses or physicians in more complex nursing situations. The average entry level salary for vocational nurses ranges from $20,000 to $27,000. Employment may occur in hospitals, extended care facilities, doctor's offices, home health organizations and a variety of other health care settings.



Fees for the program are estimated between $5,200 and $,7000. Please see our Tuition and Fees for a breakdown of the fees associated with the program. Please keep in mind these are estimates only.