Blinn-Brenham nursing graduates achieve 100 percent pass rate on national licensure exam
Last year, Blinn was one of just 13 programs statewide to reach perfection
September 8, 2016
For the fifth time in the past six years, every Blinn College-Brenham campus vocational nursing graduate has passed the national licensure exam on the first try.
All 24 Blinn College-Brenham campus vocational nursing graduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination in 2016 earned passing marks, a requirement for nurses to be licensed to practice.
The perfect pass rate continued a longstanding tradition
“Our students deserve all the credit,” said Michelle Marburger, Program Director. “Their hard work and dedication have made this possible.”
The Blinn-Brenham Vocational Nursing Program provides students the education and training needed to become highly skilled, licensed vocational nurses capable of working in a variety of medical settings.
The program consists of classroom,
Graduates who pass their state board exams are qualified to work in a variety of settings, including home health, dialysis, hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for vocational nurses is expected to grow 16 percent between 2014 and 2024, resulting in 117,300 additional positions. In 2015, the median pay for a Texas vocational nurse was $45,130 per year.
Prior to applying to the Vocational Nursing Program, prospective students must attend an online or face-to-face information session. Online information sessions are available Oct. 1, 2016 – Jan. 25, 2017. Face-to-face on-campus sessions will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016; Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016; and Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. For more information, visit: www.blinn.edu/vocational-nursing/brenham/information.html.
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