Nursing-LVN

The Odessa College vocational nursing program is a one year certificate program to prepare the graduate to become a licensed vocational nurse (LVN). Vocational nursing education is available at the Andrews and Monahans extension centers. The LVN functions as an important member of a health care team under a licensed physician and/or a registered nurse’s supervision. Vocational nurses provide care in a variety of structured health care settings for individual clients who are experiencing common health problems. The Odessa College vocational nursing programs approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. The BON is located at 333 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas, 78701; phone 512-305-7400. The nursing curriculum plan is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). 

Licensing as a Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Texas utilizes the title of LVN. Many other states use LPN (licensed practical nurse) for this level of nursing practice. The Odessa College vocational nursing graduate must meet state requirements to take the licensing examination National Council for Licensure Examination – Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN®). Requirements to take the licensing examination to become an LVN include the application and approval process with the BON, payment of fees to the BON, graduation from the nursing program, and graduate certification by the director of the vocational nursing program. Be advised that the BON requires fingerprint identification to screen all applicants for licensure. The fingerprints are analyzed by the state of Texas and the FBI, and there must be clearance on the background check by the BON prior to being allowed to take the licensing examination. There are other issues that may prevent an applicant from being allowed to test. Contact the nursing department or the BON directly regarding any questions. 

Links

Vocational Nursing Handbook

VN Program Fact Sheet

VN Program Application

VNSG Courses

Vocational Nursing Courses 

Admission Requirements 

Completion Requirements 

Course of Study for Certificate of Completion

Contact

Nicole Hays, RN
Director of Vocational Nursing
Office: HSB 100c
Phone: 432-335-6464, 432-524-4022
E-mail: nhays@odessa.edu

Andrews:

Danna Duke

Administrative Assistant, Andrews 
Office: ABTC
Phone: 432-524-4022
E-mail: dduke@odessa.edu

Whitney Hice, LVN
Nursing Instructor
Office: ABTC- 126
Phone: 432-524-4022
E-mail: whice@odessa.edu

Yesenia Walsh, RN, MSN
Nursing Instructor
Office: ABTC- 124
Phone: 432-524-4022
E-mail: ywalsh@odessa.edu

Rena Reed, LVN
Nursing Instructor
Office: ABTC- 127
Phone: 432-524-4022
E-mail: rreed@odessa.edu

Sheena Webb, RN
Nursing Instructor
Office: ABTC 117
Phone: 432-524-4022
E-mail: swebb@odessa.edu

Monahans:

Debbie Chaney
Administrative Assistant, Monahans
Office: OCMC 106
Phone: 432-335-6390
E-mail: dchaney@odessa.edu

Miki Mitchell, LVN
Nursing Instructor
Office: OCMC 106D
Phone: 432-335-6390
E-mail: mmitchell@odessa.edu

Allisa Cornelius, RN, BSN
Nursing Instructor 
Office: OCMC 106C
Phone: 432-335-6390
E-mail: acornelius@odessa.edu

Dual Credit:

Angie Lopez, RN, MSN
Nursing Instructor
Office: HSB- 211
Phone: 432-335-6328
E-mail: alopez@odessa.edu

Tiffany Escorial-Azcona, RN, MSN
Nursing Instructor
Office: HSB- 213
Phone: 432-335-6670