The Vocational Nursing Institute, Inc. was founded in 2009 by Kimberley A. Kelly RN, BSN, MSN. It is Ms. Kelly’s vision to open a Vocational School to help others in the community to become a Vocational Nurse or a Nursing Assistant. The founder decided to transition the school in 2009 to a non-profit status, which will enhance the opportunities for the students via grants and donations to the school and benefits the students versus a for profit entity. Currently there are 8 board members for the school.The Vocational Nursing Institute, Inc. is a small proprietary residence school as defined by Texas law. The school provides training and certification preparation for Certified Nurse Aide candidates. Students completing the course are prepared to take the state examination for certification as a nurse aide.
The Vocational Nursing Institute, Inc. holds a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission to operate a proprietary school and is approved to provide /conduct a Nurse Aide Training and competency Evaluation Program by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.
Approved and Regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges Section, Austin, Texas.
The Vocational Nursing Program has been approved as of 4/19/2012 by The Texas Board of Nursing. The program is authorized to admit an initial cohort of 30 students in July 2012 and admit one cohort of 30 students per year for the next three years. For the approval on the Texas Board of Nursing website, please go tohttp://www.bon.texas.gov/nursingeducation/approved-programs.html
The school is approved as a vendor with Workforce Solutions for its vocational nursing program.
The school is approved for GI/VA benefits and Title IV federal financial aid (Pell grants, and direct loans).