2020-2021 Catalog Vol. 81 
    
    Nov 24, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog Vol. 81

Pharmacy Technician, OSA


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Award CIP Code 51.0805 | Major Code OPHR

Associate Degree Nursing Program

Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in the preparation, packaging, and dispensing of prescriptive medications. They maintain client records, refer clients for counseling by a pharmacist, and assist with medication inventories and purchasing. Students completing the above courses will receive an occupational skills award and are prepared for a variety of employment opportunities in community and hospital pharmacies. Graduates will be qualified to apply for certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and will meet the training requirements of the State Board of Pharmacy.

Nationally, Pharmacy Technicians’ mean hourly wage is $14.33/hour (mean annual wage is $29,810.00). The job outlook is faster than average according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and expected to grow 20% by 2022. (www.bls.gov)

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum includes general education courses and nursing courses, with a generic two-year option and an LVN Transition Option. The graduate is prepared to function as an entry level staff nurse in hospitals or other health care settings. The focus of the Associate Degree Nursing Program is to develop in its graduates the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for professional nursing through classroom instruction and coordinated clinical experiences. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; (404) 975-5000, FAX (404) 975-5020. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing, 333 Guadalupe, #3-460, Austin, TX 78701, (512) 305-7400, FAX (512) 305-7401.

More information is available online through the Associate Degree Nursing Program website. Applied Sciences award plans.

For the LVN Transition Option AAS degree, experiential learning will be award for five (5) credit hours (RNSG 1513 ) to those who have a current, unrestricted Vocational or Practical Nursing license, and are eligible to be licensed to practice in the state of Texas. Proof of licensure must be provided at the time of application to the LVN Transition Option AAS degree. Experiential learning credit will not be applied to the student’s academic record until they have been accepted into Blinn’s LVN Transition Option AAS degree, started the program, and completed six (6) hours of RNSG courses from the first semester of the cohort at Blinn College.

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