Interview by Natasha Gonzales
Article by Jackie Velez

St. Philip’s College, a 123-year-old, historically Black and Hispanic serving institution, proudly welcomes prospective students, who are interested in healthcare, to their nursing program, located at St. Phillips Center for Health Professions on the Eastside of San Antonio.
The nursing faculty and staff are excited for new students to sign up for the affordable program that implements high-qualit
individual instruction.
“We are here to help you succeed,” said Assistant Professor Dianna Garza.
Students will use basic and simulation labs in the classroom to practice all the skills they will need to care for their patients.
St. Phillips also has a Vocational Nursing Program, an extension of the main nursing program, located in New Braunfels. The City of New Braunfels partnered with the Alamo Colleges District to bring the Central Texas Technology Center to the city and the surrounding area and has been tremendously successful.
“Our New Braunfels location has had a pass rate, with the Board of Nursing, of 100% for the last 33 years,” said Coordinator of St. Philip’s College Vocational Nursing Program in New Braunfels, Annette Bailey.
Students can earn their Licensed Vocational Nursing Certification in one year.
To be accepted into the program prospect students need a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) and to score a 59.7 on the required Central Academic Skills Test (TEAS). St. Philip’s Nursing Program admits anywhere from 60 to 80 students into the program and the New Braunfels location can admit up to 25 students who meet the criteria.
“We like to admit as many as we can that are qualified because we know the community needs nursing,” said Bailey.
Other criteria needed depending on the nursing path are a reference letter, immunizations, and CPR certification. An admissions committee will decide who will be accepted into the program.
“We want to educate nurses, we’re very passionate about nursing,” said Bailey.
St. Phillips is available for Open House for their LVN and LVN to RN Mobility program.
If you are interested in the nursing program, please visit.