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Practical Nursing

Valley Career and Technical Center’s School of Practical Nursing program has created a culture that embraces the functions of mentoring, role modeling and caring for each student holistically. Each student’s qualities and gifts as a caregiver are enhanced through encouraging personal, professional, spiritual, and emotional growth.

This growth and development is essential for entry level LPN’s as they prepare to enter the ever-changing healthcare environment ready to meet the needs of and the challenges presented by individuals in their care.

The program maintains the high standards of academic attainment and employment success through the interaction of a committed faculty and sincerely invested students.

These high expectations are substantiated by 2020 #3 ranking by Nursing Schools Almanac Nursing Schools Almanac 2020 and #1 ranking (in Virginia) by Practical Nursing.org in 2016.

Our program is Approved through the Virginia Board of Education and Virginia Board of Nursing but is not accredited by a nursing education accrediting body. Therefore, we are not able to accept traditional federal student loans and grants.

For more information, email questions to nursing@valleytech.us


Admissions

Courses

Schedule

Nursing Tuition & Fees

Student Handbook


Faculty & Staff

Deadra Boyd, RN, BSN

Director of Nursing and Health Occupations

Phone (540) 245-5002
Fax  (540) 885-0407

Tiffany Painter, RN, BSN

First Year PN Instructor

Ashley Campbell, RN, BSN

Second Year PN Instructor

Regina Griffin, RN

Lead Clinical Instructor -Adjunct

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Applications for the Practical Nursing Program will be available in January 2023 for the cohort beginning Fall 2023 !

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR FALL 2023 IS

MAY 1, 2023


PRACTICAL NURSING ENTRANCE TESTING for Fall 2023 admission

TEST DATES

2023 Testing Dates To Be Announced in December, 2022

Non-refundable $75.00 Test Fee must be paid at time of registration.
Testing takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete.

TEST REGISTRATION

Registration is open. Please call VCTC (540-245-5002) to register via phone and pay entrance exam fee ($75) with a credit/debit card.

If you prefer in person registration, please come to VCTC between the hours of 8:00am-3:00pm to register and pay exam fee ($75) using cash or credit/debit card. No checks will be accepted for testing/registration. Register early to guarantee your first choice of dates.

 *Students will need to visit www.atitesting.com  to create an account prior to their test date.

TEST PREP

Start preparing for your TEAS entrance test by researching and taking online practice TEAS test (www.teaspracticetest.com). There are multiple sites that offer practice test, just search for them. Also, you can purchase study guides from eBay, bookstores, etc for test prep. 

Other available test prep resources including online test prep courses:

https://www.ed2go.com/valleytech/SearchResults.aspx?SearchTerms=TEAS

https://www.atitesting.com/

TEST DAY

  1. Complete the on-line application prior to test day.
  2. Bring your driver’s license or picture ID (required before test begins).
  3. BRING YOUR ATI USERNAME AND PASSWORD WITH YOU TO THE EXAM.

There will be an information session on the day of your entrance exam. You will learn more about program specifics at that time. Bring your questions.