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The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum includes general education courses and nursing courses, with a generic two-year option and an LVN Transition Option. The graduate is prepared to function as an entry level staff nurse in hospitals or other health care settings. The focus of the Associate Degree Nursing Program is to develop in its graduates the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for professional nursing through classroom instruction and coordinated clinical experiences. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326; (404) 975-5000, FAX (404) 975-5020. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing, 333 Guadalupe, #3-460, Austin, TX 78701, (512) 305-7400, FAX (512) 305-7401.

More information is available online through the Associate Degree Nursing Program website. Applied Sciences award plans.

For the LVN Transition Option AAS degree, experiential learning will be awarded for five (5) credit hours (RNSG 1513) to those who have a current, unrestricted Vocational or Practical Nursing license, and are eligible to be licensed to practice in the state of Texas. Proof of licensure must be provided at the time of application to the LVN Transition Option AAS degree. Experiential learning credit will not be applied to the student’s academic record until they have been accepted into Blinn’s LVN Transition Option AAS degree, started the program, and completed six (6) hours of RNSG courses from the first semester of the cohort at Blinn College.

Course Summary for Nursing AAS Degree

(CIP Code: 51.3801)

1st Year
Prerequisite Semester
Prefix Number Course Name Course Type Weekly Lec Hrs Weekly Lab Hrs Ext Hrs Cont Hrs Cred Hrs
BIOL 2401 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY ACGM 3 3 0 96 4
PSYC 2301 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY ACGM 3 0 0 48 3
BIOL 2420 MICROBIOLOGY FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS ACGM 3 3 0 96 4
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I ACGM 3 0 0 48 3
ENGL 1302 or COMPOSITION II ACGM 3 0 0 48 3
Prerequisite Semester Totals 12 6 0 288 14
1st Semester
Prefix Number Course Name Course Type Weekly Lec Hrs Weekly Lab Hrs Ext Hrs Cont Hrs Cred Hrs
RNSG 1215 Health Assessment WECM (SCH) 1 3 0 64 2
RNSG 1513 Foundations for Nursing Practice WECM (SCH) 3 6 0 144 5
RNSG 1301 Pharmacology WECM (SCH) 3 0 0 48 3
BIOL 2402 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II ACGM 3 3 0 96 4
1st Semester Totals 10 12 0 352 14
2nd Semester
Prefix Number Course Name Course Type Weekly Lec Hrs Weekly Lab Hrs Ext Hrs Cont Hrs Cred Hrs
RNSG 1341 Common Concepts of Adult Health WECM (SCH) 3 0 0 48 3
RNSG 1260 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse WECM (SCH) 0 0 6 96 2
RNSG 1144 Nursing Skills II WECM (SCH) 0 3 0 48 1
RNSG 2213 Mental Health Nursing WECM (SCH) 2 0 0 32 2
RNSG 2160 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse WECM (SCH) 0 0 3 48 1
PSYC 2314 LIFE SPAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ACGM 3 0 0 48 3
2nd Semester Totals 8 3 9 320 12
2nd Year
1st Semester
Prefix Number Course Name Course Type Weekly Lec Hrs Weekly Lab Hrs Ext Hrs Cont Hrs Cred Hrs
RNSG 1343 Complex Concepts of Adult Health WECM (SCH) 3 0 0 48 3
RNSG 2261 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse WECM (SCH) 0 0 6 96 2
RNSG 1412 Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family WECM (SCH) 3 3 0 96 4
RNSG 2161 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse WECM (SCH) 0 0 3 48 1
1st Semester Totals 6 3 9 288 10
2nd Semester
Prefix Number Course Name Course Type Weekly Lec Hrs Weekly Lab Hrs Ext Hrs Cont Hrs Cred Hrs
RNSG 2231 Advanced Concepts of Adult Health WECM (SCH) 2 0 0 32 2
ENGL X3XX ANY HUMANITIES OR FINE ARTS COURSE AS LISTED: ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333 ACGM 3 0 0 48 3
PHIL X3XX or ANY HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS COURSE AS LISTED: PHIL 1301, 2306 ACGM 3 0 0 48 3
XXXX X3XX or ANY HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS COURSE AS LISTED: ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304; DRAM 1310, 2361, 2362, 2366; MUSI 1301, 1306, 1308, 1310 ACGM 3 0 0 48 3
RNSG 2262 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse WECM (SCH) 0 0 6 96 2
RNSG 2263 Clinical - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse WECM (SCH) 0 0 8 128 2
RNSG 2121 Professional Nursing: Leadership and Management WECM (SCH) 1 0 0 16 1
2nd Semester Totals 6 0 14 320 10
Program Totals 42 24 32 1568 60

Approved: April 14, 2015

Effective: September 1, 2015