The Virginia Western Community College Nursing Program’s advance placement or “Bridge Program,” is designed to grant advanced placement to LPNs who have been admitted to the Virginia Western Community College Associate of Applied Science Nursing Degree program and meet pre-requisite requirements.
Students who meet the eligibility requirements for the advanced placement will take “Bridge Courses” in the summer term and then be eligible to take the sophomore level courses and graduate within one (1) academic year with an AAS Degree in Nursing.
This program is designed to recognize the common competencies of nurses and to bridge the difference between LPN and RN knowledge base and to allow these students to finish the AAS program within a two and one-half semester period.
There will be a special information session to answer questions about the revised LPN to RN “Bridge Program” to be offered Summer 2015! If you are already an LPN or will graduate in the near future and would like more information you are invited to attend. The date will be posted here once finalized, but is expected to be held in October. Please prepare your application packet to be submitted prior to the November 10th deadline (See Apply Now page).
If you are interested in applying to the VWCC Nursing program, we encourage you to explore the information links on this page to learn more about the process. Once your application and transcripts have been reviewed, our office can provide academic guidance to help prepare students for possible entry into this program. If you need further assistance, you may contact our office.
Health Professions Information & Advising Office
Fralin Center for Science and Health Professions, Room 339
Melaine Moore, PhD/MSN/RN
Assistant Dean, Nursing
A.S.N. - Bluefield State College, 1987
B.A. - Bluefield State College, 1992
M.S.N. - Bellarmine University, 2003
Ph.D./Nursing - West Haven University, 2007
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