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August 12, 2013

Blinn graduates 26 future nurses

Program graduates posted 100 percent success rate in national licensure exam in 2012

Blinn Graduating Nurses

Twenty-six students recently completed the Blinn College – Bryan campus Vocational Nursing Program, qualifying them to take the national licensure exam for high-demand careers in the nursing industry.

Blinn’s 12-month vocational nursing program is comprised of lecture and clinical learning experiences. Blinn accepts 30 students into the program each year in August.

This year’s graduates are: Amanda Adkins, Carrie Bollinger, Jordan Bullock, Kimberly Chisum, Beth Coursey, Jennifer Crowder, Danny Dainty, Isabel Daniel, Bethany Figueroa, Jill Fullilove, Elvia Garcia, Courtney Gehrmann, Heather Harper, Julie Hoffman, Ashley Miller, Samantha LaFerney, Chelsea Manry, Christine Melendez, Jasmine Navarrete, Megan Parker, Robert Pittman, Christland Robinson, Sunny Snider, Marissa Sweetin, Sylvia Tubb and Karri Zanek.
The graduates are now eligible to take the national council licensure examination. In 2012, program students performed at a 100 percent NCLEX-PM pass rate.

 “I highly enjoyed my time in the LVN program,” said graduate Jordan Bullock, who is also working to complete an associate degree in biology. “I learned skills that will definitely be of value and will advance my nursing career.

Fellow graduate Courtney Gehrmann described Blinn’s vocational nursing program as one of the best experiences of her life.  

“From starting IVs and participating in various clinical simulations, this program has taught me many skills that are critical to nursing,” she said. “I plan to continue my education and transfer into Blinn’s associate degree program.”

For more information on the Blinn College Vocational Nursing Program, visit: http://www.blinn.edu/twe/vocn/.