Application Procedures

Application Time Frame is as follows:

  1. Participate in an Online Information Session or one of the Face-to-Face Information Sessions.
  2. Online Information Session available September 15, 2018, thru 12 noon on Friday, March 1, 2019.
  3. Face-to-Face Information Sessions will be held in October, November, December, January and February. Click here for dates and times. 
  4. ATI TEAS testing – September 15, 2018 through March 29, 2019.
  5. Application, transcript(s), and/or documentation for additional points – due at noon on or before Friday, April 5, 2019.
  6. Acceptance and Alternate Letters emailed after April 19, 2019.

Step 1

Information Session participation. It is mandatory that you participate in either an online or face-to-face information session.

The online information session will be available in the month of September through an established deadline date set in March of the application year. The online session link contains a YouTube video in which the program director explains in great detail program information. Time needed to complete the session is approximately 30 minutes. The online session offers the same information that is distributed at the face-to-face information session. A verification statement is completed online and submitted to the program office to satisfy the required participation with an information session. The program administrative assistant will send an email confirmation with further instructions within 24 business hours.

Make a reservation to attend.

Step 2

Take the ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills).  After an applicant has participated in an information session, the TEAS may be taken on the Brenham Campus in February and March. Those individuals applying to the Vocational Nursing Program on the Brenham Campus may only take the computer version of the TEAS. The test will cover Math, Reading, English, and Science. ATI TEAS Study Manual 6th Edition can be purchased online at www.atitesting.com/ati_store/TEAS-Products.aspx

Applicants must score a minimum score of 33.3 % on science and a minimum score of 50% on all other sections of the test in order to be considered for admission into the program.

For more information, refer to the Admission Criteria.

Step 3

Submit admission application to Blinn.  In addition to program requirements, a college-ready classification in the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is required. For more information regarding TSI testing, please click here

Click here for Blinn College application information.

Step 4

Begin Immunizations that you may need, including Hepatitis B. The Hepatitis B immunization series takes up to six months to complete. Applicants for the program must have their first Hepatitis B injection no later than February 1st, the second injection no later than March 1st, and the third injection no later than July 1st.  After completing the series, a quantitative titer is performed to confirm established immunity. If not immune, a repeat of the Hepatitis B Series is required. Applicants who have not completed the first Hepatitis B series by the first class day will no longer be admitted into the program. 

Click here for immunization information

Step 5

Apply for Financial Aid if needed. Click here for Financial Aid Information.

Step 6

Complete the Allied Health Program Student Application and turn in by the deadline date made known at the information session. The application is only distributed upon completion of the information session. A high school transcript, diploma, or GED certificate also is required with the application.

Non-Discrimination Statement & American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Blinn College District Vocational Nursing Program is non-discriminatory in regards to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, and national origin or any other constitutionally or statutorily impermissible reason. Blinn would like to help students with disabilities achieve their highest potential in college. In order to receive accommodations on examinations or assignments, proper documentation must first be provided to the Office of Disability Services. You must then self-identify and conference with the ADA Office to begin receiving accommodations in class. This documentation from the ADA Office must be provided each semester to each instructor. To meet program objectives and perform job duties required in the nursing profession, the student nurse must demonstrate basic competencies.