Tyler County Hospital
Vocational Nursing Program

Vocational Nursing Program


Located in Woodville, Texas

 Twelve-month program

Begins January each year

 Equal opportunity educational program

Course consists of three levels:

Level I Sixteen (16) weeks with 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 assigned location.

Levels II & III

Thirty-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


Two days; times vary according to assigned location.

Level III:

Classes: One day 8:00 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.


Two days; times vary according to assigned location.


 Qualifications for Admission:

  • At least 18 years old
  • High School Graduate or GED
  • Application

           Accepted each year from April 1 through July 31

           $65 non-refundable pre-entrance exam fee due with

           application—money order or cashier’s check only

Pre-Entrance Exam

Test of Essential Academic Skills 


Minimum of seventy-two (72) students are accepted, including at least

15 Tyler County residents

Selection based on:

Top 72 test scores; minimum of 60 alternates also selected

Texas State Board of Nursing and Tyler County Hospital

criminal background checks

Additional Requirements after acceptance:

  • Evidence of immunizations
  • Current TB skin test
  • Drug screen
  • Current CPR Card

 Tuition and Fees:

  • Tuition currently $6,000, subject to change
  • Additional fees due with tuition - $700, subject to change
  • Textbooks, uniforms, license fees, test fees, etc. during year

     approximately $1,500

 Financial Aid:

  • Texas Workforce Commission for qualifying students
  • Governmental grants NOT accepted



Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The TEAS test was developed to measure basic essential skills in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English & Language Usage. The test is an approximately four-hour multiple choice assessment test.

Two products are available to help prepare for the TEAS assessment:

  1. TEAS study manual
  2. TEAS online practice assessment

These products may be purchased at their Online Store

Their phone number is 1-800-667-7531