VC vocational nursing information sessions offered in the Crossroads

Information nights on Victoria College's vocational nursing program will be offered this month at three Crossroads area locations. The events are free and open to prospective nursing students and their families.

"We're excited to provide this opportunity to inform prospective applicants about the Vocational Nursing Program, financial aid and the application process, which includes some new revisions," said Joyce Harper, program chairwoman. "We want them to have ample time to prepare due to the prerequisites that are required prior to acceptance to the VN Program."

The program is a one-year certificate program designed to enable students to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies related to enhancing the health and well-being of individuals. Vocational nursing graduates are prepared to function as members of the health care team under the supervision of registered nurses and physicians in varied health care settings. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible to take the National Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses.

The program can also serve as a bridge for those wishing to continue into VC's associate degree nursing program to earn certification as a registered nurse.

The times and locations for the information nights are:•  Gonzales, in Room 118 of the VC Gonzales Center, 424 E. Sarah DeWitt Drive, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday

•  Hallettsville, at the Zelda L. Allen School of Nursing, 1410 North Texana St., 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday

•  Cuero, at the nursing school, 2550 N. Esplanade St., behind the Cuero Community Hospital, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday

For more information on the session nights, call 361-582-2545.