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Joe G. Davis School of Vocational Nursing
One of the best kept secrets in Walker County is Huntsville Memorial Hospital’s nursing school. The Joe G. Davis School of Vocational Nursing is a one-year, hospital-based program which prepares students to take the Vocational Nursing Licensure Examination in order to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).
The program is accredited by the Division of Education Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas and is surveyed or reviewed annually for continuing accreditation.
The HMH School of Vocational Nursing was established in April 1966, with the first class enrolled in September 1966 and graduating in August 1967. In 1977, the school was renamed the Huntsville Memorial Hospital Joe G. Davis School of Vocational Nursing in memory of Joe G. Davis, a member of the HMH Board of Trustees from 1945 to 1972.
The vocational nursing school program is a one-year full-time program. The program requires a High School transcript or GED.
Applicants will be accepted into the program each year based on test scores. Our smaller class structure allows the faculty to provide more effective, one-on-one training to the students.
In the beginning of the program, students spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week in classroom training. The successful completion of this period of study is marked at a Capping Ceremony where students are given their nurses cap and scholarships are awarded.
After the Capping Ceremony, students then begin clinical training at multiple clinical sites. The students complete the program with a graduation ceremony, and the Vocational Nursing Licensure Examination may then be taken.
In the 46 years since itís inception, the Joe G. Davis School of Vocational Nursing program has graduated over 500 nurses, and many of the program's graduates have joined the HMH staff after graduation.
For more information on the Joe G. Davis School of Vocational Nursing, contact the school directly at (936) 291-4545 or read our Frequently Asked Questions. To fill out an application for the 2014 school year, open the following link, print it out, fill it out and mail it to the address indicated within the application.
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