Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) provide basic skilled nursing care for patients with predictable healthcare needs in a variety of clinical settings.
The Vocational Nursing (VN) Program is committed to the preparation of individuals who will assume the role of the vocational nurse and collaborate with the professional nurse and other health care professionals in the delivery of quality health care.
Our mission is to prepare competent, vocational nurses that are knowledgeable, safe, and demonstrate positive and caring behavior.
The VN program is a "closed" program and requires an additional application to be admitted into the program.
The VN program is taught face-to-face over three semesters and is offered at the Carthage (fall semester) and Center (spring semester) Panola College locations.
Clinicals are scheduled during days, evenings, nights, and/or weekends within a 70- mile radius of Carthage Campus or Center Campus.
How to Apply
STEP 1: READ THE PREPARATION FOR APPLICATION PACKET
This packet below will outline the requirements you need to complete before the application deadline.
STEP 2: Pick up the Application in-person
You must pick up an application packet in person at either the Carthage or Center location. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SPRING SEMESTER (Center campus)
Apply between September 1 - October 1
FALL SEMESTER (Carthage campus)
Apply between February 1 - March 1
The Vocational Nursing Program is an approved Vocational Nursing Education Program by the Texas Board of Nursing. The Vocational Nursing Program at Panola College meets the Texas state education requirements to prepare students to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for licensure as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) in the state of Texas.
The Vocational Nursing Program at Panola College meets the state education requirements to prepare students to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for licensure as a licensed vocational nurse in the state of Texas. Panola College has not determined if the Vocational Nursing Program at Panola College meets the state education requirements in any other state or U.S. Territory. Contact the state regulatory agency for nursing in any other state for which this information is needed. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and the Louisiana Board of Nursing has resources that may be helpful.
- Link to every Nursing Practice Act
- Link to FAQs regarding the impact of 34 CFR 668.43 on nursing programs
- Link to Louisiana State Board of Nursing RN Student and Examination Applicant