Virginia Western's nursing program is fully approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing, making graduates eligible to take the state licensing exam (NCLEX-RN) to gain employment and/or transfer to other nursing programs. More about Virginia Western's accreditations.
The nursing program does not hold the voluntary National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) accreditation. The Virginia Western nursing program meets all the mandatory accreditations and approvals.
Admission to the nursing program at VWCC has been very competitive. LPN transition applicants should be aware that meeting the curriculum admission standards does not guarantee program admission. In the event the number of qualified applicants exceeds the space available for transition students, applicants will be considered based on the results of the nursing skills entrance test (Kaplan), GPA, and interviews.
The time an individual may work on transition prerequisite requirements varies by student. Applicants have different academic backgrounds (someone may need all the prerequisites or others may have all prereqs satisfied). If accepted into NUR 115 (only begins in the summer), the transition course sequence takes 1 calendar year (3 semesters), if successful. The nursing content will include lecture, nursing skills lab, simulation labs, clinical experiences and required orientations to clinical facilities.
You should expect the clinical assignments to take place days (majority are 12-hr. day/evening)
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