Vocational Nursing

Advisory Committee Members

Alberto Gonzalez, MSN APRN, South Texas Behavioral Center
Anna Hinojosa, MSN, RN, Chief Nurse Executive, Knapp Medical Center
Candi Constantine-Castillo MBA, MSN, RN, F.A.C.H.E., CEN, CPHQ, CPHMRM, CENP, NEA-BC, HACP System Chief Nursing Officer, South Texas Health Systems
Cat Domian RN, Chief Nurse Executive, Edinburg Regional Medical Center
Cristina Terry, RN, Director Of Nursing, Amara Hospice
Diana L. Garza, RN, WCC, Director of Nursing, Legend Transitional Care Center
Gloria Vela RN, Director, Education Department, South Texas Health Systems
Janet Sheiner, PHD, MSN, RN, GNP, CCRN-K, Executive VP & Chief Nursing Officer, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Katherine Dassler, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Rio Grande Regional Hospital 
Kennetha Foster, MSN, RN Chief Nursing Officer, Mission Regional Medical Center
Libby Smith, MBA, BSN, RN Chief Nurse Executive, McAllen Heart Hospital 
Macario Villarreal, RN Director Of Nursing, Retama Manor Health and Rehab
Martha Torres Saldivar, BSN, RN, MHA,  Chief Nurse Executive, Starr County Memorial Hospital
Norma Terran, DNP, MBA, RN,  EVP, Nursing Education, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Pat Palomo, MSN, RN, Nurse Educator, Valley Baptist Hospital 
Rina Lopez, LNFA,  Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehab Center
Rita Mata Guerrero RN, Director Of Nursing Operations, Weslaco Rehab Hospital
Romeo Valladares, RN, Administrator, Presidente Home Care
San Juanita Garcia, RN Assistant Director Of Nursing, Retama Manor Health and Rehab Center

Vocational Nursing - Fall Admission

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
VNSG 1420
Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health
or Anatomy and Physiology I and Anatomy and Physiology II
4-8
VNSG 1500 Nursing in Health & Illness I 5
VNSG 1304 Foundations of Nursing 3
VNSG 1323 Basic Nursing Skills 3
VNSG 1160 Clinical I - A 1
VNSG 1161 Clinical I - B 1
VNSG 1327 Essentials of Medication Administration 3
HPRS 1106 Essentials of Medical Terminology 1
 Credit Hours21-25
Second Semester
VNSG 1509 Nursing in Health and Illness II 5
VNSG 1162 Clinical II - A 1
VNSG 2331 Advanced Nursing Skills 3
VNSG 1230 Maternal-Neonatal Nursing 2
VNSG 1234 Pediatrics 2
VNSG 1261 Clinical II - B 2
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
VNSG 2510 Nursing in Health and Illness III 1 5
VNSG 1105 NCLEX-PN Review 1 1
VNSG 1362 Clinical III 1 3
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours45-49

Vocational Nursing - Spring Admission

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
VNSG 1420
Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health
or Anatomy and Physiology I and Anatomy and Physiology II
4-8
VNSG 1500 Nursing in Health & Illness I 5
VNSG 1304 Foundations of Nursing 3
VNSG 1323 Basic Nursing Skills 3
VNSG 1160 Clinical I - A 1
VNSG 1161 Clinical I - B 1
VNSG 1327 Essentials of Medication Administration 3
HPRS 1106 Essentials of Medical Terminology 1
 Credit Hours21-25
Second Semester
VNSG 1509 Nursing in Health and Illness II 1 5
VNSG 1230 Maternal-Neonatal Nursing 2
VNSG 1261 Clinical II - B 1 2
 Credit Hours9
Third Semester
VNSG 2510 Nursing in Health and Illness III 5
VNSG 2331 Advanced Nursing Skills 3
VNSG 1234 Pediatrics 2
VNSG 1105 NCLEX-PN Review 1
VNSG 1162 Clinical II - A 1
VNSG 1362 Clinical III 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours45-49