School of Health Professions :: Programs of Study
Nursing (RN) - Apply Now
Applications for the fall 2018 class are being accepted now and must include all requested academic transcripts to be received no later than March 1, 2018. If someone is interested in the program, but wants to find out specifically what requirements they do not meet or what will be necessary, they should submit their official high school and college transcripts directly to the pre-admission advisor, Pam Woody (Health Careers Specialist). She can review them and then discuss your particular circumstances with you to answer these questions. We encourage applicants to apply as early as possible for advising purposes. Current enrollment in prerequisites you lack is not required to apply early, but you must be able to complete them by the established timeframe to be considered eligible for the 2018 fall program.
How To Apply
We require all application material(s) be submitted directly to Health Professions - if you fail to do so, be aware we will not be responsible for any delays in processing your file. Complete the following and submit in one envelope (if possible) to Pam Woody, VWCC-Health Professions, 3091 Colonial Ave., Roanoke, VA 24015.
1. Apply to VWCC.
If you are not a current VWCC student, apply to the college by completing a VWCC Application. You are encouraged to complete the application online at http://apply.vccs.edu. Please make sure you indicate your plan of study as Nursing/Pre-Admission on the college application and your term to begin as first semester you plan to take a course, but no later than summer 2018.
2. Apply to the Nursing Program.
Apply to the Nursing Program by completing the 2018 Nursing Application Form. Form is also available in the Fralin Center, Room HP339 (you cannot submit online).
3. Obtain your transcripts.
Have all official transcripts (high school and college in original intact sealed envelope) and a copy of GED scores (if applicable). We strongly suggest applicants request transcripts be sent to the applicant's mailing address, so you are fully aware of whether your request is filled and all material can be placed by you in one larger envelope for submission. Remember, do not open any envelope which contains a transcript, they are no longer "official" to us when you open.
If any school refuses to issue "official" transcripts directly to you, please request they be sent addressed directly to Pam Woody at the address above. Please do not request transcripts from VWCC or any other community college in Virginia. HS transcripts are required even if you are a college graduate. GED holders must also submit official high school transcripts if completed at least through the 9th grade. If you were home-schooled, a detailed academic curriculum report showing completion and signed by the school administrator is required (including a statement indicating if a lab component was completed for Biology and Chemistry).
Transcript Request Form (PDF)
4. Submit your application materials.
We suggest mailing your application packet to Miss Woody at the address above. Material being hand-delivered to campus should be brought to the 3rd floor of the Fralin Center, Room HP339. The Health Professions office is usually accessible from 7:45 AM to 4:00 PM. The Nursing advising form letter is mailed after your complete application/academic file is reviewed by the Advisor (usually within 3-4 weeks if received from May - December). It is the applicant's responsibility to request their own transcripts and pay any required fees. Faxed transcripts are not considered "official" for application.
5. Review the Nursing Checklist.
Nursing Checklist (PDF)
By applying early to VWCC and submitting official transcripts of high school and college coursework, Pam Woody (Advisor) will be able to help you with your course selections each semester. This would allow us to advise you in a timely manner of any prerequisite requirements you have not met and how you may meet those requirements, as well as selecting courses that can be utilized to increase your cumulative GPA (must be 2.75 or higher).
- Meet all Basic Admission Requirements.
- Complete courses transferred with a grade of C or above.
- Submit reference from director or nursing school previously attended to verify good standing and clinical competence.
- Provide nursing school catalog, course outlines/syllabus, and unit outline as required.
- Take any necessary placement tests.
- Demonstrate clinical proficiency as required.
NOTE: Transfer credit is only allowed for a nursing course of comparable credit and content to a course in the Practical Nursing Program. Transfer credit is given for a grade of C or above in nursing courses completed in the previous two years. Only courses taken at State Board approved schools are considered for transfer credit. Placement is considered on an individual basis. An applicant who meets all admission requirements is not guaranteed admission to the program. Successful applicants will be notified by May 20th.
Location: Fralin Center HP339
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
Director of Nursing
A.A.S. in Nursing - Northern Virginia Community College, 1999
B.S. in Nursing - George Mason University, 2010
M.S. in Adult Learning & Human Development - Virginia Tech, 2012
M.S. in Nursing - Western Governor's University, 2016
School of Health Professions
Carole S. Graham, Dean
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Location: Fralin Center HP214C