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The associate degree program is designed to prepare the student to utilize the art and science of nursing to provide care to patients in a variety of health settings by serving in the roles of caregiver, teacher, advocate, and coordinator of the nursing team. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to take the examination required for licensure as a registered nurse (R.N.).
Students are admitted annually to begin the program in August. Early application is recommended due to limited enrollment. In addition to the general requirements for admission to the college, entry into the Associate Degree Nursing Program requires the following:
***The DEADLINE for COMPETE FOLDER submission for the Traditional RN track is: March1st for students taking the TEAS at NRCC. If taking your TEAS test at another institution, an official copy must be submitted by MARCH 15th.***
Applicants should note that the Virginia Board of Nursing has the authority to deny licensure to an applicant who has violated any federal, state, or other statute. Examples include conviction of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, and alcohol or drug related issues. A student making application to the nursing program who has been convicted, or pled guilty or nolo contendere to any illegal offenses other than minor traffic violations should contact the program director prior to beginning the program. The Virginia Department of Health Professions, Virginia Board of Nursing is located at 9960 Perimeter Circle, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233 (Phone 804-367-4515).
Applicants should note that all healthcare agencies require a criminal background report and negative urine drug screen prior to participating in clinical activities. A healthcare agency may deny clinical participation for findings on the reports. Some healthcare agencies also require that students be finger-printed. Affiliation agreements prevent the placement of a student who is denied clinical participation at one facility into a clinical group at another agency. Inability to meet the clinical requirements prevents the student from satisfactorily achieving the course objectives, resulting in failure of the course. Criminal background checks will be completed following acceptance into the program and prior to beginning any nursing (NUR) classes. Both criminal background checks and urine drug screening must be done adhering to a specific policy and process, and data provided by other means are not acceptable. Further information will be provided on actions to take following acceptance into the nursing program. Prospective students are responsible for all associated costs.
A grade of "C" or better is required in all NUR and BIO courses. A rating of "satisfactory" is required for the clinical aspect of all nursing courses with associated clinical components. A student who receives a grade of "D", "F", or "W", or an unsatisfactory clinical rating will be required to retake the course to attain the minimum passing grade. Progress through the program will be impeded due to course pre-requisites. See Course Offerings for more information.
Readmission to the program is dependent upon clinical placement availability in the desired class. Prior to readmission the student must:
Readmission to the program is not assured. The Program Head will contact the student with a determination on readmission status. Students absent from the program for more than one calendar year may be required to audit one or more of the previously credited courses prior to readmission. Students absent from the program for three or more calendar years must repeat all nursing courses.