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Vocational Nursing

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Get prepared for entry-level employment opportunities as a vocational nurse in long-term care facilities, hospitals, clinics and doctor's offices at FORTIS College in Texas.

Are you ready to enroll in a vocational nursing program in the Dallas Fort Worth area? The Vocational Nursing Program at FORTIS College Grand Prairie campus delivers everything you need to begin your journey in this rewarding career. With classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences to prepare students for entry-level nursing positions as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) to seek employment opportunities in long-term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, and doctor's offices.

Vocational Nursing Careers

Vocational Nurses (VNs) provide basic nursing care, working under the direction of registered nurses and doctors. Duties vary, depending on the work setting, and may include: teaching family members how to care for a relative, collecting samples for testing, performing routine laboratory tests, feeding patients who need help eating, or helping to deliver care to infants. 

While vocational nurses can collect patient data and perform clinical duties under the direction of a licensed physician or a registered nurse, registered nurses (RNs) are responsible for analyzing and evaluating patient data.

Job Opportunity for LVNs in Texas

As the baby-boom population ages, the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase. Vocational nurses will be needed in residential care facilities and in home health environments to care for older patients. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment of vocational nurses to grow 16 percent over the next 10 years, which is much faster than the average growth expected for all occupations. 

Texas Vocational Nursing Program

The objective of the Fortis Vocational Nursing Program is to train entry-level nursing professionals to work in healthcare facilities administering nursing services. Upon completion of the program, vocational nursing students will be equipped to perform the following duties under the guidance of a registered nurse:

  • Provide personal patient care, specifically in the areas of comfort and safety 
  • Conduct specific nursing procedures
  • Provide preoperative and postoperative nursing care
  • Administer medication safely, performing aseptic techniques in caring for a selected group of maternal, newborn, and pediatric patients
  • Implement nursing principles for the medical/surgical patient
  • Use verbal and written communication to care for patients
  • Apply the principles of individual and family health, promoting client safety when caring for a selected group of patients
  • Demonstrate legal and ethical responsibilities for vocational nurses
  • Understand and care for geriatric patients
  • Provide emergency care
  • Demonstrate skills pertinent to employability 

The above objectives will be accomplished through classroom work, simulated practice in lab settings with return demonstration by the student, and integrated clinical experiences.

Licensure is required for vocational nursing in Texas. Upon successful completion of the LVN program, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, NCLEX-PN exam. 

Take the Next Step Today

Do you want to learn more about our vocational nursing school in Grand Prairie, Texas? Contact us today via phone, email, or online chat. Our admission representatives will be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have about our program including financial aid that is available to those who qualify. 

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