AMARILLO COLLEGE Vocational Nursing Program
Box 447 Amarillo, Texas 79178
School WEB Site:www.actx.edu
Nursing - Vocational Nursing Certificate
Completion of the VN program of study provides graduates the opportunity to take the national licensure examination (NCLEX-PN) and apply for licensure as a licensed vocational nurse. Certain conditions, such as criminal convictions, a history of disciplinary action, a history of mental illness, and treatment and/or addiction to alcohol or dugs may disqualify graduates from licensure as vocational nurses in the state of Texas. The licensing agency for vocational nurses, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), maintains a process whereby individuals may petition the BON to make decisions about licensure eligibility prior to entering or completing a vocational nursing program. An eligibility determination takes a minimum of 3-6 months, so individuals are strongly encouraged to petition the BON for an eligibility determination prior to enrollment in the nursing program
Students must have a 'C' in all required courses in order to progress to the next level of the program. Any nursing course with a required concurrent clinical course is integrated and inseparable; thus a student must pass both components in the same semester in order to be eligible to enroll in the next level.
To continue in the program, a student may repeat any course or combination of concurrently enrolled nursing courses (class and concurrent clinical course) one time only, but may repeat no more than two different courses or concurrent nursing course combinations in total while enrolled in the program.