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Associate Degree Nursing

Based at the RELLIS Campus, the Blinn College District Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program is a two-year course of study preparing men and women to serve as registered nurses in our community and beyond. The ADN Program at Blinn has highly qualified faculty who work closely with students to provide hands-on skills training and clinical experience in our state-of-the-art simulation laboratory and clinical settings.

Degree Plans

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Associate of Applied Science in Associate Degree Nursing (Traditional)
Licensed Vocational Nursing -Transition
Paramedic to RN Transition

Aggie Student-Centered Express Nursing Degree (ASCEND)

In the Aggie Student-Centered Express Nursing Degree (ASCEND) Program, you can save money and complete your bachelor’s degree from the Texas A&M University School of Nursing just one semester after completing your associate degree.

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Aggie Student-Centered Express Nursing Degree (ASCEND)

Clear Affordable Pathways to Success

Through the CAPS Program, a co-admissions partnership with the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV), you can earn your AAS and your BS in Nursing from UHV.

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Clear Affordable Pathways to Success

Blinn-SNHU Co-Enrollment Program

A co-enrollment partnership with Southern New Hampshire University. Earn your AAS and BS in Nursing.

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Blinn-SNHU Co-Enrollment Program

Blinn-SHSU Co-Enrollment Program

A co-enrollment partnership with Sam Houston State University.

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Blinn-SHSU Co-Enrollment Program

Meet A.J. Willingham

“I want to be the person who shows up to help people in their biggest time of need in the most difficult situations,” Blinn nursing student A.J. Willingham said. “I want to be able to accommodate any situation that is put in front of me.”

To accomplish this goal, A.J. enrolled in Blinn’s new partnership with the Texas A&M School of Nursing to earn his bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN). The Aggie Student-Centered Express Nursing Degree (ASCEND) Program allows students to co-enroll with both schools to earn their ADN degree with Blinn and their BSN with Texas A&M in as little as one additional semester.

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Meet A.J. Willingham

Meet Paige Friendshuh

Paige credited Blinn’s nursing faculty for helping students establish solid nursing fundamentals before building to advanced skills and concepts.

“The faculty is embracing and makes you feel comfortable about this being an environment where you are free to learn and ask all the questions you have,” she said. “Even when we’re in the hospitals, they are right alongside us, guiding us. They are a wealth of knowledge and serve as amazing mentors.”

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Meet Paige Friendshuh

The Associate Degree Nursing and LVN-Transition option program at Blinn College meets the state education requirements for a Registered Nursing license in the state of Texas and other states in the Nurse Licensure Compact ( Blinn College has not determined if the Associate Degree Nursing and LVN-Transition option program at Blinn College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.

The Blinn College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability in its programs or activities. For information regarding Title IX, ADA, Section 504 and other anti-discrimination coordinators, see the Required Notices link at


The Blinn College District Associate Degree Nursing Program located in Bryan is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing, 1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200, Austin, Texas 78701, 512-305-7400, (

The Associate Degree nursing program at Blinn College located in Bryan & Brenham, Texas is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at 

The Blinn College District is accredited by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

ADN Program Mission Statement

The Blinn College Associate Degree Nursing Program provides a rigorous, contemporary, evidence-based nursing education to prepare competent graduates for the nursing profession.

ADN Program Vision

Preparing future nurse leaders to reach their full potential, providing competent and compassionate care to address healthcare disparities amid the challenges of a rapidly changing, and diverse healthcare environment.

Program FAQ

The two-year ADN Program is only offered at the RELLIS Campus in Bryan. The LVN-Transition Program is offered at the Brenham Campus and at the RELLIS Campus in Bryan.

For detailed information on the cost of the program, please visit the traditional ADN Program expenses page or the LVN-Transition Program expenses page.

While a bachelor’s degree may assist in readiness to successfully complete the ADN program, it is not a factor we consider when completing the admissions rankings.

While a career in the healthcare field may assist in your readiness to successfully complete the ADN Program, it is not a factor we consider when completing the admissions rankings.

Transfer students may apply and are evaluated and accepted on an individual basis. For more information on the transfer application process, please contact

In the traditional ADN Program, students attend classes or clinicals three to four days per week. Starting in the second semester, there are some options for weekend clinicals.

In the LVN-Transition option, students will attend class one to two days a week, and for approximately two days of clinicals. There are usually some options for weekend clinicals.

The traditional ADN program is not offered as a strictly online or weekend program. However, we do have some theory courses throughout the program that are scheduled to be blended and/or online. Starting in the second semester of the program, there will be some options for weekend clinicals to help accommodate students schedules.

The LVN-Transition option offers clinical courses on weekends to help accommodate student schedules. Theory courses are offered either in a blended or online format. See Blinn's Course Schedules for details.

The theory and clinicals schedule in addition to studying can be a full-time job, however, we frequently have students that need to work throughout the program for various reasons. Throughout the program, nursing school classes and clinicals can range from three to four days per week which does not include studying or preparation time for class. To assist in success, prior to and during nursing school, we encourage students to evaluate their schedules, both at work and at school, to ensure they are including study time and time for personal health and well-being.

Scholarships are available to nursing students to assist with tuition, textbooks, and other related expenses. As opportunities become available, notices will be sent to accepted nursing students. Please be sure to complete the FAFSA application to be considered for these scholarships. For additional scholarship options, please visit Blinn's Scholarships page.

On-campus housing is available on the Brenham Campus only. For more information, please visit the Housing and Residential Life page.

Students can meet with the Health Sciences advisor to discuss application procedures, and review prerequisite courses, entrance exams, and transfer equivalencies associated with their program of interest. To set up an appointment to speak with the advisor, please email

Contact Us

Associate Degree Nursing Program
RELLIS Campus – Blinn College Faculty Annex
1455 4th Street, Bryan, TX 77807
Phone: 979-691-2012

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