The Blinn College Vocational Nursing Program – Brenham campus is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing, 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460, Austin, Tx. 78701-3944, 512-305-7400, (www.bon.state.tx.us). The Vocational Nursing Program – Brenham campus has received a CERTIFICATE of APPROVAL from the Texas Board of Nursing. To view the Certificate, click here. To view the letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding the November 2012 site visit, click here. To view the Program Director’s response letter to the recommendation from the Texas Board of Nursing, click here. Blinn College is accredited by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The Blinn Vocational Nursing Program in Brenham 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 ten (10) months. The program consists of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Hospitals and other health care facilities throughout the Brenham 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 the examination.
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 February 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. Click here for information regarding immunizations.
Criminal background checks and drug screens are required for all applicants who are accepted into the program.
Blinn College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability in its programs or activities. For information regarding Title IX, ADA, Section 504 and other anti-discrimination coordinators, see the Required Notices link on the Blinn College main webpage.