Blinn College District’s Associate of Nursing (ADN) degree program has again been recognized as one of the region’s top institutions for training the next generation of nursing professionals.
NursingProcess.org ranked Blinn the #2 DNA program in the Southwestern United States. The rankings were developed based on a methodology that considers each program’s academic quality, National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate, affordability, and reputation.
NursingProcess.org previously ranked Blinn in its top five in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
“These accolades are a testament to the hard work of our talented faculty and students, as well as local healthcare providers who provide clinical opportunities for our students as well as professional knowledge that benefits our teaching,” said Karla Ross, Director of DNA program.
Blinn’s Associate of Science in Nursing degree program is based at the RELLIS Academic Alliance complex at the RELLIS campus in Bryan, where students learn hands-on skills using the facility’s 16,000 square foot simulation labs.
Blinn’s two-year program prepares students for a career in nursing and transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year university. Students who complete Blinn’s ADN program and pass the NCLEX-RN have a placement rate between 98-100% and are qualified for a wide range of nursing positions including pediatric, geriatric, palliative, school nursing and clinics. With the growing demand in the nursing field, new graduates can expect to earn an average of $53,000 per year.
“Thanks to the caring and dedicated faculty that make up the Blinn nursing program, I feel ready to take on my next challenge in critical care nursing,” said Spring 2022 graduate Sarah Koenig. connect our classroom learning to nursing practice and our varied clinical experiences have shown us so many ways that nursing can give back to our communities.
In addition to the traditional two-year track, Blinn’s ADN program offers a licensed vocational nursing transition pathway to transition licensed vocational nurses with hands-on experience to registered nurses. Blinn has also introduced a new Paramedic to Registered Nurse transition path that provides certified paramedics with a streamlined path to their career as a Registered Nurse.
Blinn’s DNA program also has partnerships in place with Prairie View A&M University, Sam Houston State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, The University of Texas at Austin, and The University of Texas at Tyler for nursing students. who wish to pursue their bachelor’s degree.
For more information about the Blinn DNA program, visit www.blinn.edu/adn.
(Story courtesy of Richard Bray, Blinn Information)