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Licensed Vocational Nurse

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Salary: $41,494 - $44,694
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Hourly: $14.94 - $21.89
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Outlook: 3 Stars
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Length of Training: 1 year
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Length of Training
Vocational nurse training programs usually require one year of study and are offered in community colleges, technical and vocational centers and hospitals. Supervised clinical experience is provided in hospitals and other settings. LVNs may advance to registered nurse with additional education often called a transition program.

Licensure/Certification

Graduates of vocational nursing programs approved by the Texas Board of Nursing must pass the written examination administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and approved by the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners.

Educational Programs
University or College City Degree*
Alvin Community College Alvin C
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Amarillo College Amarillo C
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Angelina College Lufkin C
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Austin Community College Austin C
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Blinn College Brenham C
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Brazosport College Lake Jackson C
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Central Texas College Killeen C
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Cisco College Cisco C
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Clarendon College Clarendon C
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Coastal Bend College Beeville C
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College of the Mainland Texas City C
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Del Mar College Corpus Christi C
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El Centro College (DCCCD) Dallas C
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Frank Phillips College Borger C
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Galveston College Galveston C
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Grayson County College Denison C
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Hill College Hillsboro C
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Houston Community College System (HCCS) Houston C
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Kilgore College Kilgore C
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Laredo Community College Laredo C
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Lee College Baytown C
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Lone Star College System: Cy-Fair Campus Cypress C
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Lone Star College System: Kingwood Campus Kingwood C
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Lone Star College System: Montgomery Campus Conroe C
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Lone Star College System: Tomball Campus Tomball C
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McLennan Community College Waco C
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Midland College Midland C
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Navarro College Corsicana C
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North Central Texas College Gainesville C
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Odessa College Odessa C
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Paris Junior College Paris C
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Ranger College Ranger C
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San Jacinto College: Central Campus Pasadena C
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Schreiner University Kerrville C
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South Plains College Levelland C
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South Texas College McAllen C
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Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde C
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St. Philip's College (ACCD) San Antonio C
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Sul Ross State University Alpine C
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Temple College Temple C
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Texarkana College Texarkana C
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Texas Southmost College District Brownsville C
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Texas State Technical College-West Texas (TSTC) Sweetwater C
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The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville C
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Trinity Valley Community College Athens C
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Tyler Junior College Tyler C
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Vernon College Vernon C
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Victoria College Victoria C
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Weatherford College Weatherford C
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Western Texas College Snyder C
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Wharton County Junior College Wharton C
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate