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Another nursing website ranks Blinn ADN Program among state leaders ranks Blinn No. 7 among Texas nursing schools based upon high national certification pass rates, affordability, pathways, and partnerships ranks Blinn No. 7 among Texas nursing schools based upon high national certification pass rates, affordability, pathways, and partnerships

October 11, 2021

Another website dedicated to promoting excellence in nursing has ranked the Blinn College Associate Degree Nursing Program among the best in the State of Texas. ranked Blinn No. 7 out of 120 Texas institutions. The rankings were based on each program’s National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) first-attempt pass rates, tuition cost, average program length, geo coverage, further educational pathways and partnerships, and the number of annual cohorts offered.

Other nursing programs ranked among the top 10 include the University of Houston, Texas A&M University, and Texas State University.

“This recognition is a testament to our faculty and staff’s commitment to training the next generation of compassionate, highly skilled nurses, and to the high quality of students who enroll in the program,” said Michelle Trubenstein, Dean of Health Sciences.

The ranking adds to Blinn’s recent accolades. In January, ranked Blinn No. 2 among 268 schools offering nursing programs in the Southwest United States. In 2020, and also recently recognized Blinn as one of the top programs in the state.

Recently, the Texas Board of Nursing announced that all 89 members of the Blinn College District Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program Class of 2020 passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) on the first attempt. Blinn was one of just nine nursing programs statewide to record a perfect pass rate in 2020. Across the State of Texas, the pass rate was 91%. Nationally, 86.76% of students passed the NCLEX-RN on the first attempt.

“Blinn’s Associate Degree Nursing Program continues to build upon its tradition of excellence by providing first-class nursing instruction and preparing our graduates to make an immediate impact at our local healthcare facilities,” said Jay Anderson, Vice Chancellor for Technical and Community Education Programs. “I would like to thank every faculty member involved in the education of our ADN students. Your dedication directly contributes to our students’ academic success.”

Based at the RELLIS Academic Alliance Complex at the RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Blinn ADN students gain hands-on skills utilizing the facility’s 16,000-square-foot simulation laboratories. Nursing students spend at least two days per week in clinical rotations, in addition to lab, simulation, and lecture time. Most students dedicate 15 to 24 hours each week to scheduled program activities and at least 30 hours per week on study and preparation.

Students who complete Blinn’s ADN Program and pass the NCLEX-RN have a job placement rate between 97 and 100% 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.

“Our nursing faculty and staff are dedicated to providing our students with true-to-life learning scenarios, and our students have done an outstanding job rising to the challenge,” Program Director Karla Ross said.

Blinn is currently accepting applications for its ADN and Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)-Transition programs through March 8. For more information about the Blinn ADN Program, visit

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