According to the website, registerednursing.org, “selecting the best nursing school in Virginia can be difficult.” Southside Virginia Community College ranked fourth in Virginia behind Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing, Radford University and Stratford University in a recent report on this Nursing website.
The site also states “To make the process easier first look for a school that supports students towards licensure and beyond. A great way to measure this is through NCLEX-RN "pass rates." We have ranked the top 20 nursing schools in Virginia by analyzing current and historical NCLEX-RN "pass rates", meaning the percentage of graduates who pass the exam, out of the 48 RN programs in the state.
Programs reviewed included graduates from Southside Virginia Community College. At SVCC students are given five core values throughout the education process including 'patient-centered care, professional identity, nursing judgement, collaboration, and safe and effective care'. These values are what make the graduates an exceptional addition to the nursing field.
So, what makes SVCC Nursing one of the best? Dr. Michelle Edmonds, Dean of Nursing, Allied Health, and Natural Sciences says this: "We have world-class faculty and support services to help our students succeed. Our progressive model of interactive student learning pushes students to excel, and our students have a passion for nursing and excellence that we support. We know we make a difference in the lives of our students and in the communities that we serve."