Practical Nursing Program @ New River Community College

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The practical nursing faculty supports the New River Community College mission statement that all people should have a chance to develop and extend their skills and knowledge and to increase awareness of their roles and duties as citizens.

The college serves the educational needs of the public and assumes a duty to help provide the requirements for trained workers in the region. The practical nursing program works with the college to prepare graduates with technical competence in basic nursing skills to help meet community health needs more ...

TEAS Information

Teas infoTEAS testing will begin in January in our DE testing center located in Martin Hall. The test is through ATI Testing. Study guides are available on their website or in the NRCC bookstore. Specifics regarding scheduling will be sent to applicants by email. Contact Phyllis Anderson if additional information is needed.

NRCC currently requires TEAS Version V for A.D.N.

*** NOTE: If the college is closed for any reason the TEAS testing will be canceled. Please call the DE Testing Center to reschedule. ***

The annual passage rates for the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nurses):

2014 -- 90%  
2013 -- 88.24% August 2013 graduates 100%
December 2012 graduates 77.78%
2011 -- 100%  
2010 -- 100%  
2009 -- 100%  
2008 -- 100%  
2007 -- 100%  
2006 -- 100%  

Special Recognition

In addition to the general school recognition, the practical nursing school is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.


Phyllis Anderson
Nursing Admission Advisor
Phone: (540) 674-3600 ext. 4206
Office: Rooker 259


Below you will find helpful links to additional college nursing programs and health-related information.

Clinical Sites

NRCC faculty provide individualized mentoring in the clinical area. These clinical practices develop the clinical experiences of our students to prepare them to manage the comprehensive care needs of clients in a variety of clinical settings. Clinical experiences take place in innovative sites such as acute care facilities, outpatient clinics, home care agencies and private practice settings. These practice sites provide students with the diverse background necessary to prepare them to make sophisticated clinical decisions.


  • »Mia Copeland, MS, RN
    Associate Professor of Practical Nursing
    B.S. Radford University
    A.D.N. Wytheville Community College
    B.S. Radford University, M.S. Radford University
    Clinical Expertise:
    Psychiatric Nursing
    Adult Health/Gerontology
    Phone: (540) 674-3600 ext. 4252
    Office: Rooker 221

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