Nursing

Promoting Excellence in Nursing

Are you looking for a career in one of the most rewarding and in-demand occupations in the workforce today? Consider a career as a nursing professional!

Whether you are interested in pursuing an accelerated pathway to becoming a nurse aide or the two-year track to becoming a registered nurse, the Blinn College District offers a variety of programs to help you achieve your goals.

Nursing Career Pathways

Nursing Career Pathways Certified Nurse Aid Licensed Vocational Nurse Licensed Vocational Nurse-Transition Option Associate Degree Nurse Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Option Bachelor of Science in Nursing Master of Science in Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice

Nursing Career Pathways

Nursing Career Pathways

Program and Career Information

Program Duration: Three months

Credentials Earned: Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Career Opportunities: Nurse aides provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities.

Job Outlook: The number of jobs for nurse aides is expected to increase 11% between 2016-2026, resulting in 177,700 additional positions.

Median Annual Pay: $28,530

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Program Duration: 10 months (traditional); 12 months (blended/online)

Credentials Earned: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Career Opportunities: Vocational nurses provide basic nursing care in a variety of settings, including home health, dialysis, hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices.

Job Outlook: The number of jobs for vocational nurses is expected to increase by 12% between 2016 and 2026, resulting in 89,900 additional positions.

Median Annual Pay: $46,240

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Program Duration: Two years (traditional); One year (LVN-Transition)

Credentials Earned: Registered Nurse (RN)

Career Opportunities: Registered nurses provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

Job Outlook: The number of jobs for registered nurses is expected to increase by 15% between 2016 and 2026, resulting in 438,100 additional positions.

Median Annual Pay: $71,730

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Registered nurses who earn their degree through Blinn have a variety of transfer opportunities to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) at Sam Houston State University, the RELLIS Campus, and through various articulation agreements.

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Nursing Tracks at Blinn

Contact Us

Certified Nurse Aid Program

Phone: 979-830-4443 (Brenham) | 979-209-7205 (Bryan and RELLIS) |  979-743-5237 (Schulenburg)

Email: workforce@blinn.edu

Vocational Nursing Programs

Phone: 979-830-4283 (Brenham) | 979-209-7298 (Bryan)

Email: vocn.brenham@blinn.edu | vocn.bryan@blinn.edu 

Licensed Vocational Nursing-Transition Program

Phone: 979-209-7298

Email: adn@blinn.edu

Associate Degree Nursing Program

Phone: 979-209-7298

Email: adn@blinn.edu

 

Accreditation

The Blinn College District Vocational Nursing Programs located in Brenham and Bryan are approved by the Texas Board of Nursing, 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX. 78701-3944, 512-305-7400, (www.bon.state.tx.us). The Blinn College District is accredited by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

The Blinn College District Associate Degree Nursing Program located in Bryan is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing, 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX. 78701-3944, 512-305-7400, (www.bon.state.tx.us) and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org. The Blinn College District is accredited by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).