Nursing combines the art of communication with the science of healing. Our program provides you with the knowledge, analytical, and technological skills to deliver excellent patient care in one of the fastest growing professions. As the only nationally-accredited associate degree program in the tri-state area, our program prepares you to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for registered nurses.
The Associate of Science in Nursing Program at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is fully accredited by:
The West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses and The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.
What are my career options?
Our growing population yields a high demand for skilled nurses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that career opportunities for nurses are expected to grow 22% between now and 2018, giving nursing students peace of mind that they can secure jobs in settings including hospitals, clinical practices, nursing homes, home healthcare, or in military service.
Program Admission Requirements
Applications are available by download or can be picked up in the nursing program office. Students must complete and submit the application to the nursing program. An unofficial copy of the student’s transcript must be submitted with the application. This ensures the student is aware of the courses and grades on their transcripts that will be reviewed.
ALL pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C or better – OR- the student must be enrolled in the last of the pre-requisite courses the semester they apply.
- ENGL 101
- MATH 101 or 105 or 151
- PSYC 203 only
- CAHS 120, 121, 122, 123
- CAHS 125L
- COMM 202
If students have academic credits they believe will substitute for pre-requisite courses they should schedule an appointment with the program director to validate before the admission deadline.
TEAS testing must be completed before the admission deadline for the semester of application.
The student must achieve a composite score of 58.7 or above to be considered for admission.
The student will receive a voucher when they submit their application. They take the voucher to the cashier’s office to pay $40 for the TEAS. Once they have paid, they take the paid receipt to the Testing Center to schedule an appointment for testing. Multiple days and times are available to allow the student to test before the admission deadline.
Students are encouraged to prepare for the TEAS. There are numerous study guides available in bookstores, but ATI offers practice testing online. Online practice testing is highly recommended. http://www.atitesting.com/ati_store/
Admission Application Deadlines for 2013-2014 nursing applicants
All application documentation but be on file with the nursing program by the following dates:
To begin nursing classes Fall 2013———-March 8, 2013
To begin nursing classes Spring 2014—–October 4, 2013
Admissions are determined by a scoring method. A copy of the scoring worksheet is available by download or to be picked up in the nursing office.
Letters to students are mailed approximately one week after the admission deadline passes.
Accepted students will receive a packet in the mail and must return the yellow acceptance card to the nursing office by the deadline provided in the acceptance letter. Acceptance is provisional until all required courses are passed, and health and background checks are resulted.