Academics :: School of Health Professions

Nursing (RN)

When To Apply

Applications for the fall 2016 entering class are being accepted now and must be completed by March 1, 2016. The 2015 Class is already filled. Current enrollment in missing prerequisites is not required to apply, but must be completed by the established timeframe to be eligible for the 2016 program.

Applying Early

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 the cumulative GPA by the end of the Fall '15 semester. You would also be notified of any additional material you would be expected to provide prior to the deadline. Miss Woody will also notify you of any changes in the curriculum that might affect your future course selections prior to entering the program. You must take the responsibility for submitting all material on time.

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 (if applicable) in one envelope to Pam Woody, VWCC-Health Professions, 3091 Colonial Ave., Roanoke, VA 24015.

  1. Apply to the college by completing a VWCC college application, if not currently attending. You are encouraged to complete the application on-line by logging on at Please make sure you indicate your plan of study as pre-Nursing on the VWCC application and your term to begin no later than Summer 2016 or first semester you plan to take a course.
  2. Apply to the Nursing Program by completing a 2016 Nursing Application Form. An application is also available in the Health Professions office in the Fralin Center for Science and Health Professions, Room 339 (you cannot submit online).
  3. 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 a student, 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. Transfer information provided on a subsequent school's transcript is not acceptable in lieu of the actual originating school's transcript. College graduates must still provide their official High School transcript. GED holders must also submit official high school transcripts if completed at least through the 9th grade, in addition to a copy of the GED scores. Home-schooled students must provide a detailed curriculum progress/grade report from their school administrator. Put all transcripts with your Nursing application into one envelope and mail to the address above.

    Transcript Request Form (PDF)

    Please note: The GPA is calculated at the end of the Fall 2015 semester. All early applicants who attempt or complete college courses at non-VCCS institutions after their initial academic file is complete must submit updated "official" transcripts after Fall '15 grades are posted, to be received at VWCC prior to the March 1, 2016 deadline. All updated transcripts need to be sent directly to Attn: Pam Woody at the address given above. All applicants should receive a Nursing Advising form letter after the academic file is reviewed by the Health Professions Advisor (usually 3-4 weeks after receipt if received from May - December).

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