Our Associate Degree Nursing curriculum and experienced faculty set pupils for the NCLEX-RN examination and also foster confidence to go into the workforce.
Admittance to the A.D.N. training program is competitive entry comprising of TEAS scores, G.P.A.’s, and non-nursing classes. Also, the Licensed Practical Nurses -to-Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) “Bridge” Training program is an alternative for Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to earn an associate degree in nursing and also meet the requirements to take the NCLEX-RN.
About The School
New River Community College (NRCC) is a community college in Dublin, Virginia, United States Of America, in the New River Valley of southwestern Virginia, one amongst 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System.
New River Community College service region covers the counties of Montgomery, Pulaski, Floyd and Giles and the city of Radford. It was founded in the year 1959.
Total estimated program cost is USD $15,250
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- application to NRCC
- high school transcript or satisfactory completion of a GED
- official college transcript(s)
- one unit of high school biology (including lab) or equivalent completed prior to March 15th
- one unit of high school chemistry or equivalent completed prior to March 15th
- completion of the NRCC placement test for reading and writing at the ENG 111 level
- completion of the NRCC placement test for math (you must pass the first four modules of the VPT placement test) or college math course taken during the past year – March to March
- GPA in high school of 2.5 or curricular GPA of 2.5 in 12 or more college credits
- TEAS, expected to be 45th percentile (National Percentile Rank) or above. If testing at an off campus site, an official copy is required by March 15th.
- attend general information session
These requirements must be met by the deadline or you will need to apply to the following selection year. It is your responsibility to ensure that your folder is complete and your mailing address and phone number are correct on the Student Information System (PeopleSoft).
*Be sure we can match your transcripts with your NRCC record since most schools do not include social security numbers, birth dates, or name changes on transcripts.
LPN-TO-AND “BRIDGE” PROGRAM ADMISSION CRITERIA
The due date for completion of all admissions requirements is November 1. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application requirements completed after the deadline will be considered for the following year.
- Complete and submit college admission form
Requirements from High School
- Be a high school graduate or complete a GED.
- Complete a high school biology course (including a lab).
“Bridge” Information Meetings:
- Attend an information meeting for students interested in the LPN-to-ADN “Bridge” Program
- Complete NRCC placement tests for reading, writing, and mathematics.
- Complete the nursing program admission test: The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) with a minimum of 78%.
- Hold a current unrestricted license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Virginia.
- Hold a current professional level CPR card. The CPR card must be valid to begin clinicals the first week of spring semester, and be kept current throughout enrollment in the program.
- Have a curricular GPA of at least 2.5 both at the time of application and prior to beginning NUR courses in spring semester. [Priority for admission is given to students with higher GPAs.]
- Completion of all necessary developmental courses identified by placement tests prior to beginning the nursing program.
- Completion of BIO 141 with a ‘C’ or better. (Students may be concurrently enrolled at time of application. If accepted, the acceptance is pending completion of BIO 141 with a ‘C’ or better.
- Completion of PSY 230. (Students may be concurrently enrolled at time of application. If accepted, the acceptance is pending completion of PSY 230 with a passing grade.)
- Completion of HLT 105 (or HLT elective if student has a valid professional-level CPR card.) (Students may be concurrently enrolled at time of application. If accepted, the acceptance would be pending completion of HLT or the HLT elective with a passing grade.)
- Completion of SDV 100. (Students may be concurrently enrolled at time of application. If accepted, the acceptance is pending completion of SDV 100 with a passing grade.)
- Because of the challenge of nursing courses and the high number of clinical hours, faculty members strongly encourage applicants to complete as many of the general education and support courses as possible before beginning the nursing program. This practice correlates with student success. In addition to those listed above which must be completed, other courses that may be completed before beginning the nursing program are BIO 142, ENG 111, ITE 115, CST 100, and a Humanities Elective. [An application for admission is strengthened by completion of most or all of the 24 credits of non-nursing coursework.]
New River Community College
Address: 5251 College Drive, Dublin, VA 24084
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