Vocational Nursing

Ranger College offers an LVN Program for the training of nurses with approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Board of Nursing. This program is available at all of our campuses.

Learn more about a career in Vocational Nursing from Ranger College


LVN 12-Month Certificate Program

The total cost of the program is approximately $10,000, including tuition, books, uniforms, shoes, watch, stethoscope, insurance and miscellaneous supplies. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Once the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners receive an affidavit of graduation (AOG), the TX BON will issue all graduates a temporary license (graduate nurse or GVN) and an authorization to test (ATT). The ATT entitles the student to take the licensing NCLEX examination. Those passing the examination will be qualified to practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in the State of Texas and will receive their nursing license electronically. Only the TX Board of Nursing Examiners can and will issue your temporary or permanent license.

Applications for classes beginning in August 2016 will be accepted from October 1st to April 29th. Applicants will be admitted based on pre-entrance exam scores, an interview, and the completion of required documents and pre-requisite courses.


Step 1: Advisory Meeting

You must attend a student advisory meeting. Please see the schedule for available dates and times. You do not have to make an appointment to attend, however, we will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Please make sure you arrive on time. 

During the advisory meeting, we will assist you with the following:

  • * Applying to Ranger College
  • * Applying to the VN Program
  • * Create profile for scheduling the entrance exam
  • * Review general information for the VN Program and all requirements

  • Spouses and parents are welcome to attend the advisory meeting; however, children should not attend.



    Step 2: Taking the Entrance Exam

    Information is provided during the advisory meeting to assist you in setting up your profiled to test. It is your responsibility to schedule your entrance exam. The cost is $39. The exam covers reading comprehension, math, and science. You will be allowed three chances to pass. If you do not successfully pass the entrance exam on the third attempt, you will have the option of applying and retesting for the following year.

    Once you have successfully passed your entrance exam, you will be contacted by phone to schedule your interview. Please be advised at that required documents are due at the time of your interview.


    Step 3: Gather Required Documents & Complete Pre-requisite Course

    Please gather the following required documents in preparation for your interview:

    • * Transcripts: HS or GED, college transcripts
    • * Letters of Recommendations (3 letters, no family relations, sealed with signature)
    • * Proof of Immunizations
    • * Hep B (series of 3) – PEDIATRIC DOSES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
    • * Varicella (chick pox – proof of illness by physician)
    • * MMR (series of 2)
    • * TB (within last 12 months) or Chest X-ray (within last 2 years)
    • * TDaP (within last 10 years)
    • * Meningitis (if under 30 years of age)
    • * CPR – American Heart Association – Healthcare Provider – ONLY
    • * Proof of pre-requisite: Accredited A&P I or Basic A&P – Must be completed no later than August 15th. Accredited A&P must be within last 5 years with a grade of C or above.

    • NOTE: The Hepatitis B Series (Hep B) takes at least six months to complete. This series must be completed not later than August 15th to be accepted. 


      Step 4: Interview

      Applicants will be required to submit all required documents prior or at the time of your interview. The only exception will be the Hepatitis B Series #3 injection and the Pre-requisite course, the deadline for these will be August 15th. 

      All applicants will be peer interviewed by the VN faculty, including the Director of the program.

      If you have any questions, please contact Angie Gomez at: 325-203-5013 or agomez@rangercollege.edu.

      Frequently Asked Questions


      Q: Where do I go to apply to the college?
      A: Go to the Ranger College website, click on “Admissions.” Then click “Apply Today.” Complete your personal information and click “Submit Your Completed Application.” Now you have applied and are in the Ranger College System.

      Q: What do I do after I have applied to the college?
      A: You will need to gather any and all official transcripts and deliver them to any of our campuses or send them to the Registrar at 1100 College Circle, Ranger TX, 76470. The seal on the envelope must not be broken.

      Q: How do I obtain financial aid?
      A: Apply for your financial aid on the FASFA website at FAFSA.gov. Direct all Financial Aid questions to the Financial Aid department located at the Ranger Main Campus at 254.647.3234, ext. 217.