Vernon opens up to 60 open slots for their program. Once you apply to Vernon as I recall you apply for the Nursing program. You would have to go there and apply in person because the program is seperate from the college. You would have to take a entrance exam which is your basic math, science, reading stuff and they base your entrance on your score. The highest scores make it into the program. I don't believe it was that difficult to get into. But I never applied any where else so I don't know how other Texas Nursing programs are like. I hope that is of some help. I applied to the program while I was still in high school so I can't really remember what I did step by step. But I know that you do go to there office and apply there. They will tell you what you need to do to get in.