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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.

ADMISSIONS

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.

2024 PN Accelerated Application

Click here for the 2024 PN Accelerated Application. This is for college students who have not been accepted into other area registered nursing programs. The application deadline for this program is June 14, 2024.

Step by Step Guide for Applying to the Nursing Program

Applications are accepted beginning in January of each year for the fall of that year.

1. Attend an information session at VCTC.

2. Apply online using this link. (Link will be active in January 2025)

3. Submit required essay (part of application), resume, official high school or GED transcripts, and unofficial college transcripts to [email protected]

4. Prepare for the HESI Nursing entrance test. Tips for how to study for the HESI can be found here.

5. Register for the VCTC in-person HESI nursing entrance exam using this link. (Link will be active soon) The fee for this exam is $75.00. Exam dates are to be announced.

6. Contact the Augusta County Public Schools Personnel Office at 540-245-5100 to schedule a background check between January and the application deadline. There is a $37.00 fee for this service. Be sure to tell them you are a VCTC Practical Nursing Program Applicant.

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