Nursing - 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 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.

The Vocational Nursing Program at Austin Community College is a special admissions program with limited availability. Students preparing for the program should select "General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences" as their major on the application. Because requirements may change, consult the program website to confirm current requirements. Admission to the college does not guarantee entrance into a particular course or program of study.

Nursing students in lab at ACC

What Is an RN?

Registered nurses (RNs) are often called the backbone of the healthcare industry. They are responsible for almost all aspects of patient care, from giving medication and performing diagnostic tests to educating patients and their families on their illnesses and treatments.

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Flexible options including an Evening & Weekend Program

One of two accredited programs in Texas 

Program Accreditation

The Vocational Nursing  Program at Austin Community College at Eastview Campus located in Austin, Texas is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Vocational Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

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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 and follow the program maps below to stay on track.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Nursing - Vocational Nursing Specialty

Certificate Level 2

Vocational Nursing Level 2