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VCTC School of Practical Nursing Program -Admissions

The Practical Nursing program is an 18-month program that begins in August of each year. The program calendar generally coincides with the Augusta County Public Schools student calendar. Our first-year students have classes from August through June. The second-year students have classes from August through April of their final year. See our schedule for more details.


Our admission process begins in January of each year for the class beginning in the fall of the same year. The VCTC Practical Nursing Program is a selective application-based program limited to 25 students each fall. Based on the number of qualified applicants yearly, the program may be able to reserve a select number of seats for qualified accelerated June applicants who have learned that they have not been accepted into local RN programs for the fall. These applicants will have an opportunity to apply between June 1st and June 15th.

Step by Step Guide for Applying to the Nursing Program

1. Apply online using the link on this page. (Available January 2024)

2. At any time, you may visit ATItesting.com to create an account. Save your username and password. Our program name can be found on the ATI site listed as VCTC Practical Nursing. Use these directions to create an account.

3. Register for the VCTC in-person ATI TEAS nursing entrance exam using the link on this page. The fee for this exam is $75.00. (Available December 2023)

4. After January 1, 2024, request an official copy of your high school transcripts or GED transcripts and have them sent to [email protected]

5. After January 1, 2024, provide a copy of all college transcripts (these do not need to be “official”). Send transcripts to [email protected].

6. After January 1, 2024, contact the Augusta County Public Schools Personnel Office at 540-245-5112 to schedule a background check. There is a $37.00 fee for this service. Be sure to tell them you are a VCTC Practical Nursing Program Applicant.

7. Submit required essay (part of application) to [email protected]

8. Prepare for an interview with nursing program faculty members.