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Admission Criteria

Placement in the Associate Degree Nursing Program is competitive.  Students seeking admission to the nursing program will:

1. Meet testing requirements for Blinn College – THEA or alternative (ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, or ASSET).

2. Achieve at least a “C” in all prerequisite and other academic courses.  (NOTE:  Most students admitted have above a 3.00 GPA.)

3. Complete prerequisites and as many of the academic co-requisite courses as possible.  Co-requisites are not required to apply but will result in a higher ranking score, if some/all are complete at time of application.  Applicants must supply final grades to the ADN Office, only if taking courses elsewhere.

4. Complete pre-admission TEAS V (Test of Essential Academic Skills) with an overall Academic Preparedness Level of Basic or above.  Applicant is ineligible for admission if Academic Preparedness Level is Developmental.  TEAS V must be completed prior to applying to ADN program and TEAS V score sheet must be included in ADN application packet.

5. Must show proof of computer literacy by either a high school or college computer science course.  This proof can be documented by transcript or by letter from employer describing recent work history with data processing and/or management.

6. International students must have passed all sections of TOEFL.

7. Criminal background check, drug screen, healthcare provider CPR certification, and current immunizations and tests, including Hepatitis B.  The Hepatitis B immunization is a three to six month series. 

Admission criteria are subject to change.  It is the student’s responsibility to remain current with admission requirements.


Non-Discrimination Statement & American with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Associate Degree Nursing program of Blinn College is non-discriminatory in regards to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, and national origin or any other constitutionally or statutorily impermissible reason.  Blinn College 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 located in the Center for Student Development on the Bryan Campus.  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.  However, in order to meet Program objectives and perform job duties required in the nursing profession, the student nurse must demonstrate basic competencies.