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.
The 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 Virginia Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463; telephone 804-367-4515/fax 804-527-4455 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.
The online nursing information session is a requirement for application to the Nursing Program.
The NLNAC has undergone a name change to ACEN, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. BRCC continues with full accreditation with this organization.
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.