(409) 283-8141 1100 West Bluff Woodville, Texas

Licensed Vocational Nursing Program in Tyler County

Since 1960, our LVN school has graduated 1,333 licensed vocational nurses!

Becoming an LVN

Vocational Nursing Program

TCH LVN School was established in 1960.  The class size has increased from 5-6 students to the current maximum of 72 students.  Since 1960, there have been 1,333 graduates.  Many have continued their education to become registered nurses, traveling nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and administrative nurses – even doctors.  Some graduates have spread out over the United States; others have remained in local locations.  The average passage rate for students who pass the NCLEX exam on their first attempt is 90%. Our graduates are known by surrounding hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, etc. to be thoroughly trained and ready to go to work after graduation.

Our program is a one-year vocational nursing program, starting every January.  Classes are held in Woodville, Texas, at Tyler County Hospital.  Clinical rotations begin in the seventh week, and include hands-on experiences in various departments of five area hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, home health agencies, and hospice agencies.

Located in Woodville, Texas

Tyler County School of Vocational Nursing

Twelve-month program
Begins January each year
Equal opportunity educational program

The course consists of three levels:

Level ISixteen (16) weeks with a major concentration in classroom lectures and demonstrations, coordinated with a few hours of clinical experience in Woodville, Lufkin, Jasper, and Livingston, Monday-Friday Classes: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. until week 7, then three days. Clinicals: Start in week 7; two days. Time varies according to the assigned location.
Levels II & IIIThirty-six (36) weeks of increased clinical experience coordinated with clinical conferences and fewer classroom hours.
Level II:Classes three days 8:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. for three weeks; then two days. Clinicals: Two days; times vary according to assigned location
Level III:One or two days 8:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Clinicals: Two days; times vary according to assigned location

Qualifications for Admission:

  1. At least 18 years old
  2. High School Graduate or GED
  3. Application
    1. Accepted each year from April 1 until 4:00 pm last Friday of July, Due to current COVID-19 precautions applications may only be downloaded at this time.  Please mail completed applications to the address listed below.
  4. Pre-Entrance Exam
    1. Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
  5. Maximum of seventy-two (72) student are accepted, including at least 15 Tyler County residents
    1. Selection based on:
      1. Top 72 test scores; alternates are also selected
      2. Texas State Board of Nursing and Tyler County Hospital criminal background checks

Tuition and Fees (subject to change):

  1. Tuition currently $6,500 
  2. Additional fees due with tuition – $900
  3. Textbooks,  uniforms, license fees, test fees, etc. during the year approximately $2,000

Financial Aid

  1. Government grants NOT accepted
  2. Texas Workforce Commission for qualifying students
  3. VA Benefits

Contact Details

  • Address: 1100 West Bluff
    Woodville, Texas, 75979
  • Phone: (409) 283-6462

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We may be small but we care Big. Quality Healthcare Close to Home!

The Tyler County Hospital Family Medical Clinic proudly serves our community. No appointment is necessary for sick and acute care only. Routine healthcare visits are available by appointment. TCH Family Medical Clinic is open Monday - Friday from 8 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday 8 am-4:30 pm. Most insurance accepted!