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).

  • Start: Spring 2018
  • Application Dates: 10/30/2017 - 11/17/2017
  • Location: NAHC, Mid-Valley and Starr County
  • 3 semester program - 46 Credit Hours
  • Start: Fall 2018
  • Application Dates: 06/04/2018 - 06/15/2018
  • Location: NAHC, Mid-Valley and Starr County
  • 3 semester program - 46 Credit Hours

Advising Sessions

Learn how to become a VN Student and become an LVN. Attend an advising 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 10am and at 3pm at Building B-201

Mid-Valley Schedule
Dates
Feb. 13, 2018 May 29, 2018 Sep. 18, 2018
Feb. 27, 2018 Jun. 5, 2018 Oct. 9, 2018
Mar. 6, 2018 Jun. 19, 2018 Oct. 23, 2018
Mar. 20, 2018 Jul. 10, 2018 Nov. 13, 2018
Apr. 3, 2018 Jul. 24, 2018 Nov. 27, 2018
Apr. 17, 2018 Aug. 7, 2018 Dec. 4, 2018 - Last Advising Session for the Fall Semester
May 1, 2018 Aug. 21, 2018
May 15, 2018 Sep. 4, 2018

Address 
1101 E. Vermont
McAllen, Texas 78503

Contact Person 
Suzy Castellanos
956-872-3011

Sessions are on Thursdays at 10am and at 3pm at 4 th floor Room 4.414

NAHC Schedule
Dates
Feb. 1, 2018 May 31, 2018 Sep. 20, 2018
Feb. 15, 2018 Jun. 7, 2018 Oct. 11, 2018
Mar. 8, 2018 Jun. 21, 2018 Oct. 25, 2018
Mar. 22, 2018 Jul. 12, 2018 Nov. 15, 2018
Apr. 5, 2018 Jul. 26, 2018 Nov. 29, 2018
Apr. 19, 2018 Aug. 9, 2018 Dec. 6, 2018 - Last Advising Session for the Fall Semester
May 3, 2018 Aug. 23, 2018
May 17, 2018 Sep. 6, 2018

Address 
142 FM3167
Rio Grande City, Texas 78582

Contact Person 
Suzy Castellanos
956-872-3011

Sessions are on Mondays at 3:00 pm

NAHC Schedule
Dates
Feb. 26, 2018 Jun. 25, 2018 Oct. 29, 2018
Mar. 26, 2018 July 30, 2018 Nov. 26 , 2018
Apr. 30, 2018 No Advising Sessions Dec. 3, 2018 - Last Advising Session for the Fall Semester
May 21, 2018 Sep. 24, 2018

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 VN program advisement sessions at Mid-Valley campus or Nursing Allied Health and receive an 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
Alonzo, Maria mdalonzo 956-447-6640 Mid-Valley B201D
Ayala, David dayala2 956-872-3167 NAHC 4.342
Ayala-Vargas, Margo mavargas-ayala 956-447-1211 Mid-Valley B201A
Colegado, Zelda zcolegad 956-872-3009 NAHC 4.338
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, Jamie ljaime1 956-973-1053 Mid-Valley B201I
Garcia, Edna egarcia_2508 956-447-6642 Mid-Valley B201B
Garza III, Victor victorg 956-447-6643 Mid-Valley B201E
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, Sylvia smvargas 956-872-3042 NAHC 4.334
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
Saenz, Anna - VN Lab Coordinator arsaenz 956-872-3056 NAHC 4.414
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