The Central Texas College (CTC) extension campus in Brady, TX will begin testing for admittance to its vocational nursing program in February. A new entrance exam is being administered this year. The Health Education Systems, Inc. Admission Assessment (HESI A2) exam replaces the NET exam of year’s past. However, previous passing NET scores will be honored this year.
The HESI A2 exam has five sections: anatomy and physiology, biology and chemistry comprise the first section. The second part is vocabulary and general knowledge, while grammar, reading comprehension and basic math skills make up the remaining sections.
Anyone registering for the exam must submit documentation of their TSI-exempt status or passing scores from the THEA (TASP), ACT ASSET, ACCUPLACER or COMPASS tests. Applicants must also submit the $30 application fee in advance. The fee can be paid by check or money order made out to Central Texas College Testing and sent along with the applicant’s name, address and day-time phone number to CTC Vocational Nursing, P.O. Box 1150, Brady, TX 76825.
Testing dates will be established as groups of applicants complete the required testing. CTC will test in groups of three applicants and eligible applicants will be signed up for the next available test date. If someone has to make major travel plans they should contact CTC for specific information. Testing will begin at 9 a.m. on each established test date and conducted in the CTC nursing lab/library in Brady.
The CTC vocational nursing program is a one-year program involving 12 months of study beginning in late August and consisting of 53 credit hours to be completed in three semesters. Classroom instruction will be conducted at the Heart of Texas Memorial Hospital. Clinical instruction takes place at the Heart of Texas Memorial Hospital and the long-term care facility in Brady. In addition, students travel to Brownwood three days a week from January to June for clinical experience at the Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
Upon graduation from the CTC Vocational nursing program, students will receive a certificate of completion and become candidates for the State Board Licensing Examination. The candidate who successfully passes the State Board Examination may practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. The Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the State of Texas.
For more information about the CTC Vocational Nursing Program in Brady, please visit www.ctcd.edu/nursing_brady/index.htm online or contact the program coordinator at (325) 597-2901, ext. 3978 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.