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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I place my name on the admissions contact list?

A: Contact the nursing admissions specialist, in the college Admissions Office at (540) 674-3600 ext. 4222.

Q: Is part-time study possible?

A: Yes, you can extend the program into four semesters. Some students elect to do this because of multiple obligations (family, work, etc.) outside of school. You may complete all the non-nursing courses (those without the PNE pre-fix) prior to beginning the nursing courses.

Q: Is the NRCC Practical Nursing Program approved and accredited and what is the difference?

A: The New River Community College Practical Nursing Program has conditional approval by the Virginia Board of Nursing making graduates eligible to take the state licensing exam (NCLEX-PN) to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and ultimately to gain employment and/or to pursue a higher level nursing degree.

The nursing program does not hold and has never pursued a voluntary national nursing accreditation. NRCC meets all mandatory accreditations.

More About NRCC's Accreditation »

Nursing Admission Contact Information

Katie Pruett
Nursing Admissions Specialist
Admissions & Records
Phone: (540) 674-3600, ext. 4222
Office: Rooker Hall 259
Email: kpruett@nr.edu

Practical Nursing Contact Information

General questions and requests about the Practical Nursing should be directed to admission specialist Katie Pruett (540) 674-3600, extension 4222, email kpruett@nr.edu

Practical Nursing Faculty

Call (540) 674-3600 or toll-free 1-866-462-6722, then you will be prompted to add the extension number to reach any employee.

Donna Davis


Clinical Specialist/Adjunct Instructor

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Emily Matherly


Adjunct Instructor

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Stefanie O'Brien


Adjunct Instructor

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Misty Rice


Associate Professor of Nursing

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