Academics :: School of Health Professions

Practical Nursing (LPN)

When To Apply

Applications for the 2014 class are being accepted now and must be completed by no later than April 1, 2014. The 2013 class is already filled. If you apply now, this will allow us to help you plan and suggest proper courses to begin your studies. Current enrollment in missing prerequisites is not required to apply early, but must be successfully completed before entering the 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 (if applicable) in one envelope to Pam Woody, VWCC-Health Professions, P.O. Box 14007, Roanoke, VA 24038.

  • Apply to the college by completing a VWCC college application, if not currently attending. You are encouraged to complete the application on-line at Please make sure you indicate your program/plan of study as Pre-Practical Nursing on the VWCC application.
  • Apply to the Practical Nursing Program by completing a 2014 Practical Nursing Application form.
  • Have all official sealed transcripts (high school and college) and a copy of GED scores (if applicable). Applicants should submit all sealed transcripts and required handwritten essay with the application(s) in an envelope addressed to Pam Woody or Health Professions. (When possible applicants should request official transcripts from high school and all colleges attended/attempted to be mailed to your home address. Upon receipt of transcripts, do not open the sealed official envelope(s). Put all transcripts with your program application/essay into one larger envelope and mail or bring to Miss Woody in CSHP Room 339.) GED holders must submit a copy of their GED scores. GED holders must also submit official high school transcripts if they completed at least through the 9th grade of high school. Transcripts must be submitted from ALL colleges attended (except VWCC or any other Virginia Community College). You should receive the practical nursing advising form letter after your complete academic file is reviewed (usually 3-4 weeks after submission). If any school refuses to issue an official transcript directly to student, please have it sent directly to Health Professions/Pam Woody at the address above.

    Transcript Request Form (PDF)

    Please note: The required GPA is calculated as of the end of the Fall 2013 semester. All applicants who attempt or complete college or high school courses after their initial academic file is complete must submit updated transcripts through Fall '13 prior to the April 1, 2014 deadline. High school seniors (who apply early) must provide an updated HS transcript for the grading period that ends usually in late January (must be postmarked) before April 1st deadline.

  • Complete the Practical Nursing (LPN) checklist (PDF).
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