Vocational Nursing

Learn to care for patients of all ages through Austin Community College’s nationally recognized vocational nursing program. Through classroom, lab, and clinical experiences, you’ll learn patient-care skills including patient counseling, IV placement, monitoring vital signs, and much more. This program offers flexible pathways to including a certificate, stackable credits, and associate degree, to meet individual needs and backgrounds.

Evening & weekend classes now available! Visit the Evening & Weekend Program Application Process page for more information.

Pride Points

Top 5 in Texas by NursingProcess.org

Flexible options including an Evening & Weekend Program

One of two accredited programs in Texas accredited

Program Accreditation

The Associate Degree Nursing Program and the Vocational Nursing Program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, http://www.acenursing.org) and approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (333 Guadalupe St., Suite 3-460, Austin, TX, 512-305-7400; www.bon.state.tx.us).

Best LVN Programs in Texas 2019-2020 from nursingprocess.org

Career & Salary Information

Graduates benefit from ACC’s strong reputation in local healthcare to find high demand job opportunities––hospitals, long-term care centers, clinics, and other health care facilities. Here are just a few of the many career possibilities you might consider. 

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

    Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.

    Hourly Wage: $

    Currently Employed:


    # people are employed as Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses. This number is expected to # over the next four years.

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Awards & Program Maps


Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Health Sciences - Vocational Nursing Specialty

Certificate Level 2

Vocational Nursing Level 2