52 students graduate from Blinn Associate Degree Nursing Program

Blinn ADN graduates rank among the state leaders on the national licensure exam

June 15, 2020

Fifty-two members of the Spring 2020 class have graduated from the Blinn College District Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program.

Due to COVID-19, the Spring 2020 graduating class participated in a virtual ceremony via Zoom and faculty congratulated the new graduates with a special video. The Spring 2020 class was given the opportunity to graduate early to complete their licensure exam and join the nursing workforce.

“These students showed their deep desire to serve others during this unprecedented time,” said Karla Ross, Associate Degree Nursing Program Director. “I am proud of the flexibility and perseverance they demonstrated as they finished nursing school in the midst of this crisis.”

Blinn’s two-year program prepares students for a nursing career and for transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year university. Students who complete Blinn’s ADN Program and pass the NCLEX-RN have a job placement rate between 97 and 100 percent and are qualified for a wide array of nursing positions, including pediatric, geriatric, hospice, school, and clinical nursing. New graduates can expect to earn an average of $53,000 per year.

The Spring 2020 graduating class includes Lauren Abbott (Tyler), Cara Amelang (Brenham), Ruth Arriaga (Giddings), Zachary Bell (Plano), Meagan Blauth (Kyle), Ana Bohne (College Station), Christine Bouie-Christian (Bryan), Christina Bridges (Lake Charles, La.), Rachel Busse (Bryan), Cesilia Bustos (Brenham), Beth Carnes (Flynn), Che Yizhou (China), Michael Chen (Winchester, Mass.), Carlee Dorris (Elk Grove, Calif.), Charla Esquivel (Normangee), Alex Fenner (Beaumont), Heather Finke (College Station), Richard Forrester (College Station), Ashley Gamboa (Brenham), Erika Ganauser (Victoria), Harleigh Gross (Indianapolis, In.), Stephanie Guerrero (Bryan), Melanie Guitron (Navasota), Michael Hauswirth (Arlington), Katharine Heffernan (Austin), Vivian Hernandez (Giddings), Cory Hill (College Station), Ashley Jasek (Warrenton), Reagan Johnson (Cypress), Briana Johnson-Massey (San Antonio), Elizabeth Jones (La Grange), Larra Ketkoski (Richards), Mara Lang (Bryan), Megan Lauterbach (Rockport), Klara Linder (Bryan), April Majewski (Brenham), Agustin Morales (Bryan), Kayla Morris (Houston), Skylar Murray (College Station), Mikayla Norsworthy (Caldwell), Kelsey Pett (Tomball), Anna Pollard (Tyler), Taylor Renfro (College Station), Yuliana Rodriguez Diaz (Bryan), Emily Sabin (Kuna, Idaho), Linda Salazar (Caracas, Venezuela), Krista Stickney (Franklin), Baylee Swarts (Navasota), Blake Vanier (Cameron), Kaycie Wallace (Hempstead), Brooke Wiley (Keller), and Christine Young (College Station).

Carnes, Fenner, Heffernan, Lang, Linder, Sabin, Stickney, and Vanier each graduate as members of Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society. To be considered for membership, students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average both overall and in their nursing courses. Members also must demonstrate conduct on campus and in clinical areas reflecting integrity and professionalism, and complete a capstone project.

Nursing students spend at least two days per week in clinical rotations, in addition to lab, simulation, and lecture time. Most students spend 15 to 24 hours each week in scheduled program activities and dedicate at least 30 hours per week to study and preparation.

For more information about Blinn’s Associate Degree Nursing Program, visit www.blinn.edu/adn.

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