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Blinn's Fall ADN class posts perfect NCLEX pass rate

All 37 Fall 2019 graduates pass their certification exam on the first attempt

All 37 Fall 2019 graduates pass their certification exam on the first attempt

February 26, 2020

For the third consecutive year, every Fall graduate of Blinn College District Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program has passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) on the first attempt.

All 37 Fall 2019 graduates passed the exam, becoming the eighth cohort in Blinn history to accomplish the feat. The national average for registered nursing candidates in 2019 was 88.07%.

“This accomplishment reflects the incredible dedication of our faculty, staff, and students,” said Michelle Trubenstein, Dean of Health Sciences. “We are very proud of our students and are excited to send these compassionate, knowledgeable nurses into the workforce to apply their skills in our communities.”

In the past year,,, and each recognized Blinn as one of the top programs in the state.

“Blinn’s nursing program has helped provide me with the tools and skills that are essential to becoming a professional nurse who can work in any field of practice,” first-year nursing student Sultan Jaouhari said. “The one-on-one instructor experience prepared me to be confident in the hospital setting and my abilities as a patient care provider.”

Blinn’s Associate Degree Nursing Program is based at the RELLIS Academic Alliance Complex at the RELLIS Campus in Bryan, where students gain hands-on skills utilizing the facility’s 16,000-square-foot simulation laboratories.

Nursing students spend at least two days per week in clinical rotations, in addition to lab, simulation, and lecture time. Most students dedicate 15 to 24 hours each week to scheduled program activities and at least 30 hours per week are focused on study and preparation.

“We are amazed at the caliber of nursing students from Blinn College,” said Catarina VanOrman, Intensive Care Unit Manager at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-College Station. “We continually see students who are engaged and enthusiastic and also possess a strong knowledge base. The instructors are invested not only in teaching their students, but in fostering positive relationships with our staff, allowing us to collaboratively improve the clinical experience at Baylor Scott & White.”

Students who complete Blinn’s ADN Program and pass the NCLEX-RN have a job placement rate between 97 and 100% and are qualified for a wide array of nursing positions, including pediatric, geriatric, hospice, school, and clinical nursing. New graduates can expect to earn an average of $53,000 per year.

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