Information Session participation. It is mandatory that you participate in either an online or face-to-face information session.
The online information session is available October 15, 2014 and ends on January 30, 2015. The online session link contains slides that can be read or an audio of the program director explaining the information. Time needed to complete the session is approximately one hour. The online session offers the same information that is distributed at the face-to-face information session. A completion score of 75% or higher is required to satisfy the online information session. You can take the quiz as many times as needed to achieve the 75% or higher score. Upon completion, scores are submitted to the program administrative assistant and an email confirmation with further instructions will be sent by the program administrative assistant.
The face-to-face information session time and dates will be available for reservation beginning October 15, 2014. At the face-to-face information session conducted by the program director, you will receive a packet containing applications and forms needed to apply for the program. Click here for session dates.
Take the 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 basic algebra math, reading skills (reading comprehension, vocabulary, and sentence structure / grammar) and science. TEAS Study Manual Version V can be purchased online at https://www.atitesting.com/Solutions/PreNursingSchool/TEAS.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. Instructions for taking the TEAS will be provided during the information session.
Submit admission application to Blinn College. In addition to program requirements, a college ready classification in Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is required. For more information regarding TSI testing, go to http://www.blinn.edu/testing/tsia.html. Click here for application information.
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 March 1st, the second injection no later than April 1st, and the third injection prior to the first day of class. Applicants who have not completed the Hepatitis B series by the first class day will no longer be admitted into the program. Click here for immunization information
Apply for Financial Aid if needed. Click here for Financial Aid Information.
Complete the Allied Health Program Student Application for the Fall 2015 program and turn in by the deadline date made known at the information session. The application is only distributed upon completion of the information session. You must also submit a high school transcript, diploma or GED certificate with the application.
Non-Discrimination Statement & American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Vocational 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.