Vocational Nursing
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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.

Join us at an exclusive information session to learn about the admissions process, meet with faculty, and interact with current students in the program. Get all your questions answered and see if this program is the right fit for you!

Info Session 1: Wednesday July 13, 6:30pm
Info Session 2: Saturday July 30, 1:00pm
Info Session 3: Thursday August 4, 11:00am
Located in the Cailloux Campus Activity Center


All application materials are due September 1st 2022.

  • Application
    • o Students can apply via the Schreiner University application:

      Apply Texas

      or the Schreiner University 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 test scores
  • Official College Transcripts from all colleges attended (if any)
  • Two reference forms
    • Can be submitted through the online application or the form can be completed here. The form can be emailed by the reference to admissions@schreiner.edu or mailed to the admissions office.
    • 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 a relative or friend.
  • Math and English Assessment
    • This requirement can be met by submitting SAT, ACT, THEA, TSIA2 or ACCUPLACER scores, or by having college algebra and English from an accredited institution with at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • Background Check through the Texas Board of Nursing
    • Schreiner will send your information to the BON who will email you instructions for completing the fingerprinting for the background check process.
  • Interview
  • Drug Testing required on the day of the interview.

Find more details in the Vocational Nursing Handbook

September 1st, 2021

Been Accepted? Here are your next steps…

  • Complete your FAFSA or TAFSA
  • Complete your financial aid on Schreiner One
  • Set up a payment arrangements for any remaining balance
  • Obtain your Basic Life Support CPR certification
  • Submit immunization records and proof of health insurance
  • Attend orientation
Program Costs
Tuition & Fees $15,537
Tuition ($5,179 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
$ 100
Watch (with a second hand) $ 32
$ 32
NCLEX $ 200 $ 20
State Board Exam Fee (BNE) $ 125 $ 100
Online Document Tracker $ 20 $ 32
Drug Testing Fee $ 45
Texas Board of Nursing Background Check $ 50
Supplies (backpack, pens, pencils, highlighters,
spirals, binders, etc.)
$ 40
Approximate Costs
Program Costs $15,537
Other Costs $ 734
Total $16,271

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

  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!

Entrance Exam Requirements

Required Scores for the ACCUPLACER
ACCUPLACER Student Portal – The College Board
Reading Comprehension – 78
Skills – 80
Essay – 6
Elementary Algebra – 75

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)
Essay – 5
Mathematics – 950 (if you score below and your category diagnostic shows a 6 then you are still considered college ready)
*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

Scores for the SAT
SAT Registration – SAT Suite | College Board
940 (before 1/1/2016)
1020 (after 1/1/16)

Required Scores for the THEA
Test Sites (nesinc.com)
Math – 230
Reading – 230
Writing – 220/5

Resources & Frequently Asked Questions

Download Paper Application
Vocational Nursing Handbook
What test scores or GPA is needed in order to meet the Math and English standard?

A college GPA of a 2.0 or higher will exempt applicants from taking any test and will meet the Math and English standards. Required test scores can be found below:

Required scores you need on the ACCUPLACER:

  • Reading Comprehension – 78
  • Sentence Skills – 80
  • Essay – 6
  • Math – 75

Required scores you need on the TSI:

  • Math – 350
  • Reading – 355
  • Writing* – Essay score of 5 and multiple choice of 350


  • Composite Score 20


  • 940 (before 1/1/2016)
  • 1020 (after 1/1/2016)

The scores you need for the THEA is as follows:

  • Math – 230
  • Reading – 230
  • Writing – 220/5

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Special Events

Scheduled events such as Schreiner Saturdays offer a variety of information sessions led by faculty, admissions staff, and students to allow prospective students to see what Schreiner University has to offer.

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You will have the opportunity to experience campus on a tour led by a current student as well as meet with a faculty member and one of our admissions team members to talk about your application, scholarships and financial aid! Tours are available Monday through Friday at 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM.

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