The training program is built to prepare pupils to engage as contributing associates of the health-care team, rendering direct care to patients in many different health-care amenities and agencies.
Upon successful completion of the training program, pupils will be qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) leading to state licensure as a registered nurse (RN) and are competent to assume registered nurse roles in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, HMOs, physicians’ offices, as well as other community-based functions.
Pupils may follow one of two paths to complete the Nursing training program.
- The traditional, four (4) semester track without needed classes in the summer;
- The accelerated online/hybrid track, consisting of 4 consecutive semesters and also presents the didactic part of the nursing courses on the internet
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) is a two (2) year college made up of 6 campuses and four centers situated in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C, USA.
NOVA is the 2nd biggest multi-campus community college in the US as well as the biggest educational institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It was established in 1964.
Total estimated program cost is USD $15,254
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
- Be admitted to NOVA.
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Comply with all general admission requirements for Allied Health and Nursing Programs listed for the Medical Education programs section.
- Complete an online Nursing information session.
- Meet the specific requirements for admission to the Nursing Program.
The program admission process is competitive. To be considered for admission, applicants must
- Hold a high school diploma or GED.
- Have completed one unit of high school-level algebra and two units of science (1 unit of biology and 1 unit of chemistry) with a grade of “C” or higher.
- Qualify for MTH 151 through acceptable scores on the College math placement test. This requirement must be met prior to the student sitting for the Nursing Pre-Admission Test.
- Complete NAS 161 and 162 with a “C” or higher. NAS 161 and 162 or any transferred courses used to satisfy this requirement must have been completed within 10 years of the semester in which verification of the Nursing admission checklist is completed.
- Complete ENG 111 with a grade of “C” or higher.
- Complete SDV 101 Orientation to Healthcare or SDV elective with a grade of “C” or higher.
- Have minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
- Successfully complete and achieve satisfactory scores on the Nursing Pre-Admission Test. Students may take the test three times only. The latest result must be within three years of admission to the Nursing Program.
- Successfully complete the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR course prior to registering for a nursing course.
- Submit a completed health examination/physical form signed by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner with all required immunizations prior to beginning the Nursing Program.
LPN to RN Transition:
*Advanced placement to the traditional track is available for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) wishing to enter the Nursing Program through the LPN to RN transition program. This advanced placement is designed to acknowledge the previously acquired skills of the LPN. LPNs must apply to the College and complete an LPN-RN information session online for detailed information.
*LPN to RN applicants must successfully complete NUR 115 LPN Transition (3 credits) and NUR 116 Selected Nursing Concepts (1 credit). These courses are designed to bridge the gap between LPN training and the first semester of the Nursing Program and begin the development of professional nursing skills. A grade of “C” or higher is required in these courses. LPNs licensed in Virginia who are admitted to NOVA’s Nursing Program and who successfully complete NUR 115 LPN Transition and NUR 116 Selected Nursing Concepts will be granted credit for NUR 111 Nursing I (8 cr.). LPNs are admitted to the traditional track only.
Northern Virginia Community College
Address: 6699 Springfield Center Dr, Springfield, VA 22150
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