Licensed Vocational Nurses Association of Texas (LVNAT)
was founded in 1950, initially called the Practical Nurse Association of Texas until becoming LVNAT in 1951, the same year LVNAT was incorporated by the state of Texas. The year 1951 also saw the Vocational Nurse Act signed into law in the state of Texas, providing for the State Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners to license vocational nurses through examinations (what we now know as the NCLEX-PN).* The first group of vocational nurses became licensed in 1952. Since that time, LVNAT has been the voice of LVNs in Texas.
The Objectives of LVNAT
Establish continuing education programs
Provide and assure the highest quality of training to LVNs
Establish and maintain standards of integrity and honor