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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.

Contact Information

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

Program Head

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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