Acceptance to the college and pre-clinical nursing program of study does not guarantee admission to the clinical component of the nursing program. Students must apply for admission within the calendar year the student expects to begin the clinical phase.
Clinical admissions are very competitive and considerations include:
- Selective GPA
- Residence within our service area**
- ATI TEAS scores
- BIO 141 & BIO 142 must be completed with a “B” or better in order to be competitive.
**Since the number of applicants generally exceeds the space available in the clinical program, some applicants may not be accepted even if the minimum requirements for admission are met. First priority is given to residents in the BRCC service area—Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County, Rockingham County, and Highland County.
- Clinical work begins in May for the LPN to RN group and consists of a total of three semesters.
- Clinical work for traditional students begins in August and includes a total of five semesters of clinical experience.
Students must satisfy the graduation requirements listed in the BRCC Catalog and Student Handbook in effect at the time they begin the clinical component of the program.