Vocational Nursing

Brazosport College LVN Program

A Licensed Vocational Nurse cares for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. An LVN may work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing is required.

The Vocational Nursing Program is twelve months, beginning the Spring semester every year and ending in December.

The application period for the LVN Program is now closed. If you have questions about the program or its prerequisites, please contact Shari Jones in the Health Professions office, contact information to the right on this page. Students should also read the LVN Application Packet. 

Selection for the VN program is made by a committee of Brazosport College faculty and staff; based on the completed application, transcripts, references, work history, placement test results (HESI) of qualified applicants, and successful completion of prerequisites.

The LVN program prerequisite is a choice of:

  • VNSG1320 A&P for Allied Health*, OR
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II (check online schedule for times)

*The VNSG 1320 Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health course is being moved to the Spring semester and will not be available in Summer.

VN applicants must meet with Financial Aid representatives about financial aid.

Classes are typically 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Monday through Thursdays, utilizing some Fridays and evening shifts.

Classes are held at Brazosport College. Clinical assignments are mostly at local facilities, periodically using other facilities around the greater Houston area.


  • Td (<10 years), must have had the pertussis component
  • MMR (2 doses at least 28 days apart), or laboratory evidence of immunity
  • Hepatitis B series (3 shot series), or laboratory evidence of immunity
  • Varicella vaccine (2 doses), or laboratory evidence of immunity
  • Meningococcal vaccine (required for students under 23 years of age)
  • Annual influenza (students must obtain a flu shot before the first day of class)
  • Annual Tuberculin Skin Test (PPD). Negative PPD or chest x-ray is required.

HESI Admission Assessment Exam

The HESI exam is used as a placement exam for the LVN program. All applicants must take this exam. A schedule of the dates and times this test will be administered will be posted during the application period on the Assessment Center webpage.

For math help, click here to see the flyer for the Math Center's schedule. They will be offering workshops every Friday this spring. If you cannot attend Fridays, students can drop in during their regular hours.

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Contact Us

Patricia Dusek, MSN, RN
Program Coordinator, Associate Degree and Vocational Nursing
Office: HS-100A
Phone: 979-230-3385

Shari Jones
Office: HS-100R
Phone: 979-230-3424

Janey Orr
Administrative Office Specialist
Office: HS-100T
Phone: 979-230-3423

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.