Nursing Program

ProfileThe Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Technology with a major in nursing is designed to prepare selected students to qualify as contributing members of the health team, rendering direct patient care as beginning practitioners of nursing in a variety of health service facilities. Classroom and clinical experiences will include lifespan from birth to death. Graduates will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Licensure is required in order to be employed as a registered nurse.

The nursing program is approved by the State Board of Nursing and accredited by the ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326; telephone 404-975-5000.

Blue Ridge Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability in its programs or activities. Direct inquiries related to the college’s nondiscrimination policies to Tim Nicely, Director of Human Resources, 540-453-2371.

2015 Nursing Application Forms Notice

Posted by on Nov 14 2014 | Uncategorized

Application forms downloaded prior to November 19, 2014 are invalid. 

New forms are now available:  2015 application forms

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2015 Clinical Information

Posted by on Jun 24 2014 | Uncategorized


The entire application packet, including references and Kaplan entrance scores, must be received no later than January 23, 2015 at 3 p.m.

  • Applications available for download November 19, 2014.
  • Last day to take Kaplan exam is November 21, 2014.

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Nursing School Entrance Test

Posted by on Jun 17 2014 | Uncategorized

Tests will be available July 7, 2014 – November 21, 2014. 

The test is free and can only be taken one time.  Everyone applying for the nursing program must take this new test.  The ATI TEAS TEST is no longer valid.

The computerized test is given in the BRCC Testing Center.  You need to bring a picture ID.  No cell phones, books, or other electronic devices are allowed.  There is a calculator in the test.  Please allow a minimum of  2 1/2 hours for the testing.  Please note that there are a limited number of computers in the testing center, so there may be a wait. The Testing center will be available to proctor the test from 9:00AM-4:00PM  Mondays to Thursdays, and from 9:00AM-11:00 AM on Fridays.                                                                          

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Nursing Clinical Courses

Posted by on Jun 16 2014 | Uncategorized

Students may not enroll in any nursing courses (NUR___) until they are accepted into the clinical portion of the nursing program.  This involves a separate application process and is extremely competitive.

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Nursing Information Session

Posted by on Jun 14 2014 | Uncategorized

The online nursing information session is a requirement for application to the Nursing Program.

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Name change for NLNAC

Posted by on Aug 28 2013 | Uncategorized

The NLNAC has undergone a name change to ACEN, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.  BRCC continues with full accreditation with this organization.

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Important Notice

Posted by on Dec 01 2011 | Uncategorized

Changes for Special Admission Criteria for Recent High School Graduates

  • English Requirement: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores of 500+ for both reading and writing, or ACT scores of 21+ for both reading and writing, or BRCC College Preparedness Test (COMPASS) scores of 81 + for reading and 76+ for writing.
  • Math Requirement: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of 520+, or ACT score of 22+, or VPT Math placement test results showing completion of

MTE 1-5.  Students demonstrating completion of MTE 1-5 will be exempt from taking a math course.

  • Students who have completed a high school algebra course with a grade of “C” or better, but don’t test out of MTE 1-2, must take MTE 1-2 with a strong recommendation for completing MTE 3-4 as well.
  • Students who have not achieved the high school algebra requirement and test into any MTE 1-5 modules, must complete the modules for which they haven’t demonstrated completion.

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