(CIP Code: 51.3801)
The Associate Degree Nursing Program curriculum includes general education courses and nursing courses, with a generic two-year option and an LVN Transition Option. The LVN Transition Option is for individuals who currently hold a license to practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the state of Texas and have at least one year of nursing experience.
Admissions is on a competitive basis, utilizing grades and entrance exam scores (see Program Notes below for details). Students who are accepted will complete a one-year course of study which will begin with the Summer semester. After successful completion of the curriculum, students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam.
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.
This is a competitive entry, cohort Applied Sciences Program at Blinn College. To be eligible for admissions into the LVN Transition Option, the following minimum criteria must be met.
- Complete all admissions requirements to Blinn College. Acceptance into Blinn College does not guarantee acceptance into the LVN Transition Option. Admissions requirements for Blinn College should be seen as separate requirements from those within the LVN Transition Option application packet.
- Be TSI College Ready in all subjects by Blinn College standards.
- Completion of the LVN Transition Option application packet and all requirements therein by the stated deadline.
- Grades of “C” or better in all prerequisite and corequisite courses, with a minimum overall GPA of a 2.5 or greater. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the start of the LVN Transition Option. However, it is encouraged to complete as many of the prerequisites and corequisites (academic courses) prior to the start of the Program to be a more competitive applicant.
- BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, & BIOL 2420 must be completed within 5 years of the application deadline.
- Admissions GPA is calculated based on the prerequisite and corequisite courses ONLY.
- All takes of prerequisite and corequisite courses within 5 years of the application deadline will be used to calculate the admissions GPA.
- Experiential learning will be awarded for five credit hours for RNSG 1513 Foundations for Nursing Practice to those who have a current, unrestricted Vocational or Practical Nursing License in the state of Texas, or is eligible to be licensed to practice in the state of Texas. Experiential learning credit will not be applied to the student’s academic record until they have been accepted into the LVN Transition Option, started the program, and completed six credit hours of RNSG courses from the first semester of the cohort.
- Take the ATI TEAS test with an overall minimum Academic Preparedness level of Proficient or above.
- Possess a current, unrestricted Vocational or Practical Nursing License in the state of Texas, or is eligible to be licensed to practice in the state of Texas. Must have approximately one year of nursing experience. Proof of licensure and experience must be provided at the time of application.
- Optional item considered, but not required, completion of HPRS 2301 Pathophysiology with a “B” or better.
- Students whose first/native language is not English (ESL), are required to take the TOEFL iBT Test, regardless of US education, years of residence, or US residency status. Applicants must attain an overall minimum score of 83 or higher on the iBT, with individual minimum scores of 20 or higher in the reading, writing, speaking, and listening sections. Scores must be within two years of application deadline to be considered.
Admitted students will be required to show proof of required immunizations and submit to a criminal background check and drug screening process to be eligible to continue into the LVN Transition Option under the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
For the most accurate admissions requirements, please see the Program’s website at www.blinn.edu/twe/adn/. Advising for current Blinn students regarding this Program can be scheduled by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.