(courtesy Blinn College)

The Blinn College District Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program will host online information sessions on Tuesday, Aug. 2, for students interested in its ADN, Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)-Transition, and Paramedic-to-RN degree pathways.

The traditional ADN information session will take place from noon-1 p.m. and will provide an overview of the program.  Blinn’s ADN Program is based at the RELLIS Academic Alliance Complex at the RELLIS Campus in Bryan, where students gain hands-on skills utilizing the facility’s 16,000-square-foot simulation laboratories.

The two-year program prepares students for a nursing career and for transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year university. Students who complete Blinn’s ADN Program and pass the NCLEX-RN have a job placement rate between 97 and 100% and are qualified for a wide array of nursing positions, including pediatric, geriatric, hospice, school, and clinical nursing. With the demand soaring in the nursing field, new graduates can expect to make an average of $53,000 per year.

Prospective students can register for the information session at

The LVN-Transition Program information session will take place from 2-3 p.m. and registration is available at

The one-year LVN-Transition Program also is based at the RELLIS Campus. This program prepares individuals who hold a license to practice as a vocational nurse in Texas and have approximately one year or more of nursing experience to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in one year.

Blinn’s Paramedic-to-RN Program is new for the fall semester and provides working paramedics a streamlined pathway toward their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Nursing in preparation for new careers as registered nurses (RNs).

The Paramedic-to-RN Transition pathway allows paramedics to apply their knowledge and skills toward the coursework necessary to earn their AAS Degree in Nursing, shortening their route toward that goal. Through this pathway, paramedics who wish to build upon their extensive medical training and experience to earn their nursing degree can transition toward their new career while making it possible in some cases for students to continue working.

The Paramedic-to-RN Program information session will take place from 4-5 p.m. Interested students can register for the session at

Blinn’s Associate Degree Nursing Program is part of its Division of Health Sciences, which includes dental hygiene, emergency medical services, fire science, health information technology, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology, and surgery technology in addition to associate degree and vocational nursing.

Registration is now open for Blinn’s May minimester and summer and fall terms. For more information, visit

(Story courtesy Richard Bray, Blinn Information)

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