Blinn-Bryan Vocational Nursing Program pins 19 nursing graduates
Classroom, lab and clinical experiences prepare students for rewarding healthcare careers
August 5, 2016
Blinn College recognized 19 new Vocational Nursing Program graduates Thursday, Aug. 4, with a pinning ceremony recognizing their commitment to patient care.
Graduates received their pins after successfully completing a rigorous 12-month program that provides the education and training necessary to become highly-skilled vocational nurses in a variety of medical settings. The program consists of classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities throughout the Bryan-College Station area are utilized for clinical rotations.
The program consists of 46 credit hours and includes courses in disease control and prevention, anatomy and physiology, basic nursing skills, nutrition, pharmacology, pediatrics, neonatal and surgical nursing and mental health and mental illness. Students spend 35-40 hours per week in scheduled activities and attendance is mandatory. Because students devote a great deal of time to studying and preparing for class and clinicals, faculty recommend that students limit their work hours.
Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination and the Nursing Jurisprudence Examination, and are considered licensed vocational nurses after passing both exams.
This year’s graduating class includes: Rebecca Bischoff, Alyssa Clark, Alexia Clary, Cassie Cordoves, Savanna Day, Tamron Day, Courtney Escobar, Allie Estes, Hannah Farris, Ashley Flores, Madison Kellum, Katelyn Matejka, Shea McCune, Judith Onteberos, Carolina Ruiz-Velasco, Cathy Souquette, Alicia Vandivort, Amy Wade and Colby Watson.
Graduates who pass their state board exams are qualified to work in home health, dialysis, hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices.
For more information on the Blinn-Bryan Vocational Nursing Program, visit www.blinn.edu/vocational-nursing.
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