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Health Sciences-Nursing

Health Sciences-Nursing

Program Description: This degree is awarded to students who complete 60 hours of credit in college-level courses. The courses provide a foundation for transfer and core completion, as well as meeting many of the required academics for Health Sciences programs.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track  progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Course Schedule    Course Descriptions

First Semester

Course SCH LEC LAB CLN Cont.Hrs.
BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 3 3 0 96
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3 3 0 0 48
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 3 0 0 48
PHIL 2306 Intro to Ethics 3 3 0 0 48
TOTAL 13 12 3 0 240

Second Semester

Course SCH LEC LAB CLN Cont.Hrs.
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 3 3 0 96
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development 3 3 0 0 48
MATH 1342 Elem. Statistics 3 3 0 0 48
SPCH x3xx Any speech in Blinn Core 3 3 0 0 48
Elective As suggested/per advisor 2 2 0 0 32
TOTAL 15 14 3 0 272

Summer and/or Minimester NA
Third Semester

Course SCH LEC LAB CLN Cont.Hrs.
BIOL 2420 OR BIOL 2421 Microbiology-Non Science
Majors OR Microbiology 
4 3 3 0 96
HIST 1301 U.S. History I 3 3 0 0 48
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3 3 0 0 48
CrArt x3xx Any in Blinn Core 3 3 0 0 48
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3 3 0 0 48
TOTAL 16 15 3 0 288

Fourth Semester

Course SCH LEC LAB CLN Cont.Hrs.
HIST 1302 U.S. History II 3 3 0 0 48
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3 3 0 0 48
Elective As suggested/per advisor 3 3 0 0 48
CHEM 1405 OR CHEM 1411 Intro to Chemistry OR General
Chemistry I
4 3 3 0 96
BIOL 1322 Nutrition 3 3 0 0 48
TOTAL 16 15 3 0 288
Total Degree Hours 60 45 9 0 864

SCH = Semester Credit Hours

LEC = Lecture Course Hours

LAB = Laboratory Course Hours

CLN = Clinical Hours

Cont.Hrs. = Contact Hours

Electives should be selected with guidance from an advisor. Directed Electives for Nursing: ENGL 2311, SOCI 2319. Students interested in applying for competitive-entry health sciences programs at Blinn College may need a specific course. Recommendations may include, but are not limited to BCIS 1305, PSYC 2319, SOCI 2326, or any other core course not listed. Prerequisite courses for competitive entry programs may need to be taken at times different from the listing in the degree plan.

Marketable Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Social Responsibility

Transfer Information

This degree provides a pathway to transfer to a four-year college or university where students can earn a baccalaureate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to select a transfer destination by the time they have completed 30 semester credit hours. Students should consult with their chosen transfer institution regarding recommended courses that will transfer and be applied to their baccalaureate degree program. 

For more information on program transfer information to four-year institutions visit Blinn’s transfer information site: