Cisco College offers a one-year Vocational Nursing program, leading to a certificate in vocational nursing, which prepares the graduate to take the licensure exam. Licensure must be granted by the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas.

Application Procedures

A limited number of students are accepted in each class. As a result, the admittance process is deliberate and decisive.

The Vocational Nursing Program accepts three classes of nursing students each year. Please complete the application process in conjunction with the following schedule:

  • January - September term
    • Deadline to Apply: October 15th
  • May - January term
    • Deadline to Apply: February 15th
  • August - May term
    • Deadline to Apply: June 15th

Selection Criteria

  • Must be a Certified Nurse Aide
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher in all pre-requisite courses
  • Score 75% or higher on the HESI (Health Education System, Inc.)
  • Up to date on all immunizations
  • Additional components may be considered


BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 Hours)

BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 Hours)

MDCA 1313 Medical Terminology (3 Hours)

About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Vocational Nursing Certificate Three Semesters / 12 Months

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Potential Career Paths
    • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Salary Information

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  • Courses
    First Semester - Fall
    Second Semester - Spring
    VNSG 1331 Pharmacology3VNSG 1429 Medical Surgical Nursing I4
    VNSG 1227 Medication Administration2VNSG 1260 Clinical for Med Surg Nursing2
    VNSG 1304 Foundations of Nursing3VNSG 1432 Medical Surgical Nursing II4
    VNSG 1423 Basic Nursing Skills4VNSG 2260 Clinical for Med Surg Nursing2
    Clinical 11
    Third Semester - Summer
    VNSG 1230 Maternal-Neonatal Nursing2
    VNSG 2160 Clinical for Maternal-Neonatal Nursing1
    VNSG 1234 Pediatrics2
    VNSG 2161 Clinical for Pediatrics1
    VNSG 2431 Advanced Nursing Skills4
    VNSG 2261 Clinical for Advanced Nursing2

Meet the Faculty

Pam Dorn

Vocational Nursing Professor
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4437

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Philip Hernandez

Remediation Specialist/Nursing Instructor
Abilene Campus

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Ronnie Hutchins

Professor of Nursing
Abilene Campus

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Sean Kim

Nursing Retention Specialist
Abilene Campus

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Diane Rickman

Adjunct Instructor - Nursing
Abilene Campus

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Jeanette Vincent

Health Sciences Pathway Leader
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4445

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