Licensed Vocational Nurse

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Midland College offers a certificate in Vocational Nursing on the main campus in Midland and in Fort Stockton at the Williams Regional Technical Training Center (WRTTC).

The Vocational Nursing Program is a one-year (12-month) program leading to a certificate. Satisfactory completion of the program qualifies the individual to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) which in turn allows the individual to become licensed to practice as a vocational nurse.

How do I become licensed to work as a LPN/LVN?

You'll need to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for practical nurses (NCLEX-PN) in order to become licensed by your state board of nursing.

What careers can I pursue in nursing as an LPN?

Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic nursing care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors. They work in many settings  including nursing homes and extended care facilities, hospitals, physicians' offices, and private homes.


Students choosing this academic pathway may receive funding and other financial assistance and support from Workforce Solutions. See, call (432) 367-1449 (option 5), or open the flyer for information on the services they provide in partnership with Midland College. The Workforce Solutions office is located on Midland College's main campus, in room 138 of the Technology Center (TC) Building. Note: Students receiving federal and state financial aid are not eligible for WIOA assistance.

Three nursing students role playing nursing situation LVN Students work with Manikins at SimLife Center Students practicing skills in lab


Joining Our Program

  • Potential LVN students are required to apply to the program:
  • Admission is limited and based on a point system

  • Select the tabs to view requirements and admission point opportunities

  • Completed applications are due your location's contact (listed above) by July 7th at 5 pm, or the next college business day. 

Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal

FAFSA Requirement

The student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid to access the Financial Aid Portal and apply for scholarships.

If the student's FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student needs to complete the FAFSA application, and once processed, will have access to complete the general scholarship application.

FAFSA Information

How to Apply

  1. Go to our Financial Aid Portal, by clicking this link: Financial Aid Portal
  2. Log in using your SSN and Password. If this is your first time, click the "First Time User" link under the Submit button in the "Log In" box.
  3. Click the menu button at the top left-hand corner.
  4. Select the Scholarship Application.

For additional scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.

General Scholarships

The following must be complete before applying:

  • Complete the Health Sciences Division Application
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Satisfy all areas of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
  • Provide official transcripts for all college work to the LVN program clerk and the Midland College Registrar's office
  • Complete the background check process with the Texas Board of Nursing
  • Take the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and score a minimum level of "Basic"
  • Hold a current Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) license
  • Students born and educated outside the U.S must take the TOEFL and pass with 79% or higher
  • Training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) must be completed prior to the start of classes for students accepted into the program. Healthcare Provider Basic Certification must be obtained from the American Heart Association. Online CPR training is not accepted.
  • Provide a record of required immunizations listed in the LVN information packet.

Completed Coursework (C or better):

  • VNSG 1320 or BIOL 2401 & BIOL 2402 or BIOL 2404 (within the last five years)
  • HPRS 1106 Medical Terminology (within the last two years)
  • EDUC 1100 Effective Learning

Non-Coursework Opportunities:

  • Certificate awarded by an accredited college 
  • Degree awarded by an accredited college
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Institutional Award

Program Expectations

  • Set curriculum and course sequence - Curriculum Map
  • This program is one year (12 months)
  • Satisfactory completion of the program qualifies the individual to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN); which allows the individual to become licensed to practice as a vocational nurse
  • Graduation Requirements

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.

PLEASE NOTE: Completion of Midland College degrees and/or certificates does not guarantee eligibility to take a certification/registry/licensure examination. The eligibility of each person is determined on an individual basis by the regulatory body of the specific discipline. If you have a conviction of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, physical or mental disability/illness, hospitalization/treatment for chemical dependency within the past five years, current intemperate use of drugs or alcohol or a previous denial of a licensure or action by a licensing authority, you will need to contact the specific regulatory body for an individual ruling. Some programs require a criminal background check and urine and drug screen.


Contacts & Locations

Midland - Main Campus

Stephanie Friel
Health Sciences Division Clerk
Davidson Family Health Sciences Building
Room 205
3600 N. Garfield 
Midland, TX 79705
(432) 685-4601
(432) 685-4640 Fax


Fort Stockton - WRTTC

Lisa Hernandez
Health Sciences CE Clerk
William Regional Technical Training Center,
Room 123
1309 W. Interstate Highway 10
Fort Stockton, TX 79735
(432) 336-7882, ext. 2530





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