The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) is structured to equip the graduate to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for registered nurses and to start a career as a fresh practitioner of nursing.
It is designed that the courses in nursing will equip the students with an understanding of the dignity and value of people and a view of the patient as a unique individual needing nursing skill and knowledge. Persons who pass the exam can go ahead to work in a range of healthcare environments such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians’ offices, hospices, etc.
The Associate of Science in Nursing program at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College sustains full accreditation at the state and national level which include: The West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nursing and The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
About the school
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is a public two-year college situated in Martinsburg, in Berkeley County, West Virginia. It was previously known as the Community and Technical College of Shepherd, a part of Shepherd College up until March 2005, when it got accredited as an autonomous institution.
On the 1st of July 2006, the college was officially renamed Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. It has more than 40 collegiate level associate degree and certificate programs, and training and workforce.
Total tuition cost for in-state residents is around $11,000 while out-of-state residents are expected to spend around $21,000.00 on tuition.
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- Be a degree seeking student in Healthcare Professions, AAS
- Have a GPA of 2.0 or better
- Be eligible to take ENGL 101 and MATH 114 by the semester of application
- Receive a “C’ or better in all required course for the program
- Achieve a 58.7% or higher on the Test of Essential Academic Skils (TEAS) composite score, and
- Be enrolled in or complete NURS 111-Introduction to Nursing (2)
When the nursing application is submitted to the nursing department, students will be given TEAS Test information and a voucher. Students are responsible for paying for this test and must take this voucher to the Blue Ridge CTC cashier to make payment. Once a receipt of payment has been received, students then take the payment receipt to the Testing Coordinator in Room 1400 to schedule the testing date. The TEAS test must be taken before the decision deadline. Students may only take the TEAS Test twice, with a 60 day minimum between tests. A composite score of 58.7 on the TEAS test is required to be eligible for admission.
Decision Criteria and Process
Failure to fully complete the application, provide truthful information, send required documentation, or failure to report ANY felony or misdemeanor conviction, plea of nolo contendere or pending court cases in this application will result in immediate disqualification and/or dismissal from the Nursing Program and any subsequent application may not be considered. Information provided to the Department of Nursing is confidential and is used only for selection purposes.
After application, transcripts will be reviewed by the program director. If an applicant does not meet all the academic pre-requisite courses they will not be considered for admission. Non-eligible students will be notified via the email provided on the application. Admitted students will be notified by mail. Applications for non-admitted applicants are held for one semester. If you are not accepted on the first attempt, you may reapply one more time.
Criteria and scoring for admission decisions are available on the application form. Scores are ranked from highest to lowest, and the top 30 students are offered admission to the nursing program. Students must accept the admission within 14 business days of the mail date or their placement will be offered to the next qualified student. There is no waiting list for admission. Accepted students must attend nursing orientation scheduled before the end of the application semester. Students not attending orientation will have acceptance revoked and offered to another student.
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
13650 Apple Harvest Drive,
Martinsburg, WV 25403
Phone: (304) 260-4380
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