In addition to the admission requirements established for New River Community College, entry into the practical nursing program requires that the student:
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 prospective student who has been convicted, or pled guilty or nolo contendre to any illegal offenses other than minor traffic violations should contact the program director prior to making application to the program. Additional information may be obtained from the Virginia Department of Health Professions, Virginia Board of Nursing, located at Perimeter Center, 9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, VA 23233.
The Practical Nursing program is operated in cooperation with the LewisGale Hospital Pulaski and other clinical agencies. The first semester consists of classroom instruction. During the second semester, students are scheduled for selected learning experiences in the clinical setting. As a prerequisite to beginning the clinical experience the student must:
The student is also encouraged to obtain a vaccination for the hepatitis virus prior to beginning the clinical experience.
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.
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.