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Blinn nursing students post 100% pass rate on national certification exam

All 89 members of the Blinn Associate Degree Nursing Program Class of 2020 passed the NCLEX-RN on their first attempt

All 89 members of the Blinn Associate Degree Nursing Program Class of 2020 passed the NCLEX-RN on their first attempt

October 11, 2021

The Texas Board of Nursing has announced that all 89 members of the Blinn College District Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program Class of 2020 have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) on the first attempt.

Blinn was one of just nine nursing programs statewide to record a perfect pass rate in 2020. Across the State of Texas, the pass rate was 91%. Nationally, 86.76% of students passed the NCLEX-RN on the first attempt.

“Blinn continues to meet the needs of surrounding communities by graduating students who are prepared to benefit employers and provide excellent care for patients, especially during these unprecedented times,” said Michelle Trubenstein, Dean of Health Sciences.

Based at the RELLIS Academic Alliance Complex at the RELLIS Campus in Bryan, the Blinn ADN Program accepts Spring and Fall semester cohorts. Earlier this month, ranked Blinn No. 2 among 268 schools offering nursing programs in the region. considered National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) pass rates, academic quality, the nursing school’s reputation, and affordability in compiling its rankings. and also recently recognized Blinn as one of the top programs in the state.

“Our continued success is a result of the hard work and diligence from both the students and faculty,” said Jay Anderson, Vice Chancellor for Technical and Community Education Programs. “I would like to thank every faculty member involved in the education of our ADN students. Your dedication directly contributed to our students’ academic success.”

At the RELLIS Academic Alliance Complex, Blinn ADN students gain hands-on skills utilizing the facility’s 16,000-square-foot simulation laboratories. Nursing students spend at least two days a 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 on study and preparation.

“Our nursing faculty and staff are dedicated to providing our students with true-to-life learning scenarios, and our students have done an outstanding job rising to the challenge,” Program Director Karla Ross said.

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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