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Schreiner University’s Vocational Nursing program is a one-year program, held from January through December. Students participating in the program will complete all required coursework necessary to receive their VN certification. Schreiner University LVN Pass Rate is 85% from 2011-2015.

Extended Deadline: Completed applications will be considered for admission based on space available in the program for the January 2023 start term.

  • Application
  • $25 Application Fee
  •  Essay
    • This essay should include why the applicant wants to be a nurse, the steps the applicant is taking to make sure the one-year commitment to the VN program can be fulfilled, the applicant’s academic record from high school and/or college, and where the applicant hopes the education will lead them over the next 10 years.
  • Official high school transcripts or GED
  • Official College Transcripts from all colleges attended (if any)
  • Two Reference Forms submitted through the online application
    • These references should be completed by a current or former employer or person who can give a character and performance evaluation. This should not be completed by a relative or friend.
      • Entrance Exam Requirements: Submit official scores for any of the assessments detailed below.
        You may be exempt from this requirement if you submit an official college transcript that reflects you have taken a college algebra and English course with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
      • Required Scores for the ACCUPLACER
        ACCUPLACER Student Portal – The College Board
        Reading Comprehension – 253
        Elementary Algebra – 263
      • Required Scores for the TSIA2
        Assessment & Testing | Alamo Colleges (Kerrville Location)
        English Language Arts and Reading – 945 (if you score below and your category diagnostic shows a 5 then you are still considered college ready)
        Mathematics – 950 (if you score below and your category diagnostic shows a 6 then you are still considered college ready)
      • Essay – 5
        *Note for Alamo Colleges you must fill out their application at ApplyTexas – Applicant Home Page (goapplytexas.org).
        Once you are accepted you must complete 2 modules from the school before you can take the TSIA2.
      • Required Score for the ACT
        ACT Test Registration – The ACT Test | ACT
        Composite Score – 20
      • Required Scores for the SAT
        SAT Registration – SAT Suite | College Board
        940 (before 1/1/2016)
        1020 (after 1/1/16)
      • Required Score for the TEAS Test
Program Costs
Tuition & Fees $16,884
Tuition ($5,628 each term)
Technology Fee (Included for Term I, II, III) $ 0
Health & Wellness Fee (Included for Term I and III only) $ 0
Books (Included for Term I, II, III) $ 0
Nursing Kits (Included for Term I, II, III) $ 0
Other Costs
Application Fee $ 25
Uniforms (2+) $ 100
Entrance Exam Fee $ 32
CPR Training $ 20
Solid White Shoes (no clogs or open toe) $ 45
Watch (with a second hand) $ 32
NCLEX $ 200
State Board Exam Fee (BNE) $ 125
Online Document Tracker $ 20
Drug Testing Fee $ 45
Texas Board of Nursing Background Check $ 50
Supplies (backpack, pens, pencils, highlighters,
spirals, binders, etc.)
$ 40
Approximate Costs
Program Costs $16,884
Other Costs $ 734
Total $17,618

On-campus meal plans and housing options are available to Vocational Nursing program students.

If accepted into the program, additional costs for physical exams, labs, immunizations, and health insurance may be incurred. Costs will vary. Books will be available at the Logan Library before classes begin.

Questions? Call (830)-792-7217 or email admissions@schreiner.edu

Financial Aid Options

  1. Federal Student GRANTS or LOANS
    • Complete a 2022-2023 (available now) and a 2023-2024 (available in October 2022) FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov
    • Free to complete and No obligation
    • You’ll get an award letter with all of your eligible awards once you’re accepted into the program
    • Pell grant up to $5,818 annually
    • Student loans to cover costs of tuition and living while in school
  1. $1,000 Schreiner Grant
    • Provided to all first time LVN students by our generous donors
  1. Texas Workforce Solutions
    • Financial Assistance with educational and living expenses
    • workforcesolutionsalamo.org
    • Eligibility is based upon income or employment circumstances
    • To see if you qualify:
      • Attend an orientation every Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m.
      • Call Ken with any questions or to check on your possible eligibility
        • Kenneth Ellenwood
          1700 Sidney Baker Suite 500
          Kerrville, TX 78028
          (830) 257-3171 Ext. 2804
  1. Scholarships
    • Check out our financial aid website that has tons of links to scholarship websites
    • Apply to any that you qualify for, you never know!

Call us today with any questions on cost or affordability: (830) 792-7303

Schreiner’s LVN program IS affordable!

I have completed my application, what do I do next?

Take a moment to congratulate yourself on completing your application to Schreiner University’s Vocational Nursing Program. This is no easy feat and is a major first step to becoming a Mountaineer!

Schreiner University will send your information to the TXBON who will email you instructions for completing the fingerprinting background check process. Students will receive ONE of the three outcomes listed below:

  • Blue Card for those students that are eligible
  • Outcome/Approval Letter
  • Identogo email for students needing to submit/resubmit fingerprints
    • Students required to submit fingerprints (first time or a resubmission)
      will receive an email from Indentogo including a service code and
      instructions on scheduling their appointment. The Identogo email
      will be sent to the student’s email address provided on the school
      • If you have confirmed with your admissions counselor that your information
        has been sent to the TXBON and you have not received an email from them,
        follow the steps below.
      • If after 48 hrs the students do not receive the Identogo email,
        please use the following link to schedule.

      • https://uenroll.identogo.com/workflows/119TF2
      • For students with no SS#:

      • If these options do not help you move forward in the finger
        printing process please call the Texas Board of Nursing customer
        service number at (512) 305-7400.
  • Your admissions counselor will reach out to you to schedule
    an interview. You will then receive a confirmation email with your
    time, date, and more details concerning the interview process.
  • Attire is business casual. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before
    your interview time. Check in at the Elaine B. Griffin Welcome Center
    (Admissions Building) on Schreiner University’s campus. You will
    be instructed on where to go from there.
  • Schreiner University uses a third-party tracking system called Castle Branch to review test results. Follow the directions and arrows below to purchase your drug test from the Castle Branch portal. Use this link to navigate to Castle Branch: https://portal.castlebranch.com/SJ67

Schreiner UNiversuty - NUrsing Portal


Package Review

Please Review Page

Place Order Page

  • After you purchase your drug test, navigate to your profile To-Do List, expand the Drug Test section, expand the Take Your Drug Test section, click Download File.

To-Do Lists Page

  • Print this document and present it to the lab where you take your drug test. Your document should look like the one below with your information filled out for you.

Drug Screen Registration Form Page

  • Take your printed registration form to any of the lab locations listed below:
    • Any Lab Test Now
      1369 S Main St. Ste 105
      Boerne, TX 78006
    • Lab Corp
      124 E Bandera Rd. Ste 303
      Boerne, TX 78006

I received an acceptance email from Schreiner University admissions, what are my next steps?

  • $200 Commitment Fee (non-refundable)
  • Health History Form
    • Log on to Schreiner One à Admissions Tab (top of screen) à Health and Wellness Tab (left of screen) à Health History Form (middle of screen)
  • Meningitis Record
  • VN Orientation
    • Attend mandatory orientation at Schreiner in the month of December.
  • Condition of Enrollment Form
    • Sign and notarize the above form. Upload the form onto the Castle Branch portal.
  • Castle Branch Compliance Tracker

Follow the directions and arrows below to purchase your compliance tracker from Castle Branch. Use this link to navigate to Castle Branch: https://portal.castlebranch.com/SJ67

Castle Branch Portal

Castle Branch Portal - Order My Drug Test

Castle Branch Portal - Package Review

Castle Branch Portal - Order Review

Castle Branch Portal - Place Order

Additional Resources

Vocational Nursing Handbook

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