Academics :: School of Health Professions

Practical Nursing (LPN)

When To Apply

Applications for the 2016 class are being accepted now and must be completed by no later than April 1, 2016. The 2015 class is already filled. Early application is encouraged for advising purposes. 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 to be considered 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, 3091 Colonial Ave., Roanoke, VA 24015.

  • 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 Practical Nursing/Pre-Admission on the VWCC application.
  • Apply to the Practical Nursing Program by completing a 2016 Practical Nursing Application form.
  • Handwritten Essay (instructions on back of application).
  • Have all official sealed transcripts (high school and college) and a copy of GED scores (if applicable). Applicants should submit all sealed transcripts 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 material 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/transcripts are 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)

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