Vocational Nursing

This intensive three semester program offers classroom instruction and related clinical practice in the four basic areas of nursing care: adults, mothers and newborns, children, and the elderly. Graduates of this program will have a wide array of opportunities for providing nursing care for patients in structured health care settings. Patients cared for by Vocational Nurses typically are experiencing common, well-defined health problems with predictable outcomes. Students seeking entry in the Vocational Nursing program must file a specific program on-line application and complete additional admission procedures as required (see VN advisor for specific criteria, courses and procedures).

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  • Start: Fall 2019
  • Application Dates: May 31, 2019 - June 14, 2019
  • Location: NAHC, Mid-Valley and Starr County
  • 3 semester program - 46 Credit Hours

Information Sessions

Learn how to become a VN Student and become an LVN. Attend an information session.

Mid-Valley (Weslaco) NAHC (McAllen) Starr County (Rio)

Address 
400 N. Border
Weslaco, Texas 78596

Contact Person 
Liz San Roman
956-447-6632

Sessions are on Tuesdays at 10:00 am and at 3:00 pm at Building K Room K-1803N

Mid-Valley Schedule
Dates
Jan. 8, 2019 Jun. 11, 2019 Oct. 8, 2019
Jan. 22, 2019 Jun. 25, 2019 Oct. 22, 2019
Feb. 12, 2019 Jul. 9, 2019 Nov. 5, 2019
Feb. 19, 2019 Jul. 23, 2019 Nov. 19, 2019
Mar. 5, 2019 Aug. 6, 2019 Dec. 3, 2019 - Last Information Session for the year
Mar. 19, 2019 Aug. 20, 2019
May 14, 2019 Sep. 3, 2019
May 28, 2019 Sep. 17, 2019

Address 
1101 E. Vermont
McAllen, Texas 78503

Contact Person 
Suzy Castellanos
956-872-3011

Sessions are on Thursdays at 10:00 am and at 3:00 pm at Building A, 4 th floor Room A-4.318

NAHC Schedule
Dates
Jan. 10, 2019 May 16, 2019 Sep. 5, 2019
Jan. 24, 2019 May 30, 2019 Sep. 19, 2019
Feb. 7, 2019 Jun. 13, 2019 Oct. 10, 2019
Feb. 21, 2019 Jun. 27, 2019 Oct. 24, 2019
Mar. 7, 2019 Jul. 11, 2019 Nov. 7, 2019
Mar. 21, 2019 Jul. 25, 2019 Nov. 21, 2019
Apr. 4, 2019 Aug. 8, 2019 Dec. 5, 2019 - Last Advising Session for the year
Apr. 25, 2019 Aug. 22, 2019

Address 
142 FM3167
Rio Grande City, Texas 78582

Contact Person 
Suzy Castellanos
956-872-3011

Sessions are on the last Tuesdays of the month at 12:00 pm and at 1:00 pm at Building L 1 st floor Room L-1.612

NAHC Schedule
Dates
Jan. 29, 2019 May 28, 2019 Sep. 30, 2019
Feb. 26, 2019 Jun. 25, 2019 Oct. 29 , 2019
Mar. 26, 2019 Jul. 30, 2019 Nov. 26, 2019
Apr. 30, 2019 Aug. 27, 2019 Dec. 3, 2019 - Last Advising Session for the year

For more information, please contact: Suzy Castellanos at 956-872-3011 OR Liz San Roman at 956-447-6632

For immunization and background checks, please contact a Clinical Affairs Specialist at 956-872-3022


The VN Program will be accepting applications from October 30, 2017 to November 17, 2017 for Spring 2018.

Application Requirements

  1. All applicants must meet general admission requirements to South Texas College.
  2. Must have a high school transcript, GED and or HS equivalency on file with STC Admissions office
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in state-mandated general knowledge content through approved means; i.e., Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA), ACCUPLACER, ASSET, COMPASS and/or course work with program specific exemptions accepted.
  4. HESI A-2 Scores with 70% or better in all sections.
  5. Attend a VN Program advisement session at Mid-Valley Campus (MVC), Nursing Allied Health Campus (NAHC) or
    Starr County Campus (RIO) and receive a Attendance Certificate.
  6. Submit a completed Vocational Nursing program application.
  7. Earn a minimum grade of "B" in Anatomy & Physiology courses.
  8. Satisfy program specific requirements for clinical practice. (i.e. Drug Screening, Criminal Background Checks, Immunizations, CPR, etc.)
  9. Have in possession the BON Blue Clearance Card or Letter.

Note: Selection criteria of the vocational nursing program is based on a point system of grade point average and courses completed.

Qualified applications are ranked from highest to lowest points.

Due to program size limitations, a number of applicants who meet the program admissions requirements may not be admitted to the program.

Site Selection: Site placement (Starr, Mid-Valley, and McAllen) is determined following group ranking of the applicant pool. Students are given the opportunity to select a program site in the acceptance letter.

If more accepted applicants are given for a particular site, preference is given to the home address in ranking order. Students that cannot be accommodated at their home site will be given a second site preference according to ranking.


Degree Plans Faculty Staff Career Exploration

Faculty
Name E-mail Phone Location
Mora, Daphine - Program Chair daphine 956-872-3135 NAHC 4.314
Ayala, David dayala2 956-872-3167 NAHC 4.342
Ayala-Vargas, Dr. Margo mavargas-ayala 956-447-1211 Mid-Valley K1.803M
Castillo, Gerardo gcastillo_8672 956-447-6643 Mid-Valley K1.803L
Colegado, Zelda zcolegad 956-872-3009 NAHC 4.338
Contreras, Sylvia scontreras 956-488-5860 Starr L-1.612
Countryman, Karen kcountry 956-872-3086 NAHC 4.334
Dalida, Gwen dalidag 956-872-3131 NAHC 4.322
De La Cruz, Judith C. Sevilla jsdelacruz 956-872-3104 NAHC 4.330
Deree Yang, Dr. Jamie ljaime1 956-973-1053 Mid-Valley K1.803G
Garcia, Edna egarcia_2508 956-447-6642 Mid-Valley B201B
Garza, Gina ggarza_8606 956-872-3074 NAHC 4.302
May, Delphia dkmay 956-973-1066 Mid-Valley B201C
McGill, Vickie vmdickey 956-447-6690 Mid-Valley B201H
Miller, Rebecca rjmiller1 956-872-3128 NAHC 3.342
Moctezuma, Eloisa emoctez1 956-488-6986 Starr E 1.408
Salinas, Cynthia csalinas1 956-488-5860 Starr E 1.408
Vargas, Joel J. jvargas_4024 956-872-2811 NAHC PPB2A-B
Wingard, Annette awingard 956-872-3127 NAHC 4.344

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

Staff
Name E-mail Phone Location
Castellanos, Suzy - Faculty Secretary sscastell 956-872-3011 NAHC 4.318
May, David - Lab Assistant dmay 956-973-1071 Mid-Valley B202
San Roman, Elizabeth - Faculty Secretary Mid-Valley hooks 956-447-6632 Mid-Valley K1.803

Potential Job Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Medical Offices from General/Specialist
  • Home Health
  • Schools
  • Long Term Care
  • Hospice
  • Adult Day Care

Salary Data

  • Average Wage: $13.00/hour
  • Top Earners: $23.00/hour
  • Average Annual Pay:  $44,000.00

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