The Blinn College Vocational Nursing Program – Bryan Campus is approved by the Southern Association of Colleges, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas.
The Blinn Vocational Nursing Program in Bryan is designed to provide students with the education and training needed to become highly-skilled, licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) capable of working in a variety of medical settings.
Enrollment in the Vocational Nursing courses is dependent upon admission to the program and the college. The program begins with the fall semester and continues for twelve (12) months. The program consists of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Hospitals and other health care facilities throughout the Bryan/College Station area are utilized for clinical rotations.
A vocational nursing certificate is issued upon satisfactory completion of all program requirements. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-PN) and the Nursing Jurisprudence Examination (NJE). The graduate will be considered a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) after successfully passing both exams.
The eligibility requirements for applicants for the initial licensure by examination are per The Texas Board of Nursing www.bon.state.tx.us. The “Declaratory Order” form can be accessed at www.bon.state.tx.us/olv/pdfs/DOapp.pdf.
Current immunizations, including Hepatitis B, are required prior to admission. All applicants to the program must have their first Hepatitis B injection no later than March 1st and the third injection prior to the first day of class. Students who have not completed the hepatitis B series by the first class day will not be admitted into the program.
Criminal background checks and drug screens are required for all applicants who are accepted into the program.
Please contact the program office if you have any questions regarding this information.