Valley Baptist Medical Center
Ed. Carey and Benwoond
Harlingen, Texas 78550
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LPN Program Details
If you are an individual who is motivated, self-disciplined, responsible and enjoys helping others, consider becoming a nurse through our Program.
Due to the increasing nursing shortage, nursing is one of the fastest growing occupations that will continue to provide stable, long-term employment for the future.
The School of Vocational Nursing at Valley Baptist is a twelve month program with both classroom and clinical components. We provide knowledge and learning opportunities that allow an individual to become a safe practitioner who is capable of meeting the basic care needs of an acutely or chronically ill client.
Our Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners and is divided into 3 distinct levels. During these levels, students gradually learn theoretical concepts that will be used in the clinical practice of nursing and experience patient care opportunities that advance from the simple to the complex.
Graduates receive a diploma and are prepared to take the licensing (NCLEX) examination. The program’s pass rate on this examination exceeds the state average and is often 100%. A Licensed Vocational Nurse assumes roles and responsibilities for client care in a variety of hospital and community based settings, caring for patients of all ages with a variety of conditions, under the direction of a Registered Nurse or physician.
-A new class begins each January.
-Clinical experiences are held at Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen and surrounding facilities.
-There are no pre-requisite courses required. (College credits not accepted)
-Total program cost is approximately $10,000.00. The program is not approved for financial assistance. Veterans are eligible for the GI Bill.
-Course hours are full-time days (hours vary between 6:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday.
To be eligible for selection, you must:
-Be cleared by the Texas Board of Nursing
-Be at least 17 years of age
-Have your High School diploma or have completed the GED enrollment.
-Take and pass the Pre-entrance examination.
-Meet all admission criteria, including a Health Assessment and drug screen.
-Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor (other than a minor traffic violation) may be disqualified from taking the licensing examination.