Duties of a Registered Nurse
Registered nurses care for clients and their families, providing them with treatment, counseling and education. RNs work closely with physicians and other health professionals, as part of the health care team. Depending on their area of specialization and work setting, RNs...
- Assess patients' physical, psychological, and social health and well-being
- Develop and implement individualized plans for a patient's care
- Provide all aspects of direct, hands-on patient care
- Monitor, record, and respond to patients' needs and changing conditions
- Administer prescribed medications and treatments
- Educate individuals on self-care, including maintaining health and preventing illness/injury
- Supervise other nursing personnel
- Conduct health screening tests and procedures
Registered nurses may work in a wide variety of settings: hospitals, physicians' offices, industrial and corporate sites, outpatient clinics, public or community health agencies, nursing homes and other long term care facilities, hospices or patients' homes. RNs also may pursue careers in health-care administration, patient education, nursing education, utilization review, consulting, research and many other specialties.
Functional Abilities Necessary for Nurses
Sixteen Categories of Functional Abilities Necessary for Nursing Students
Gross Motor Skills
Gross motor skills sufficient to provide the full range of safe and effective nursing care activities.
Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor skills sufficient to perform manual psychomotor skills.
Physical stamina sufficient to perform client care activities for entire length of work role.
Physical strength sufficient to perform full range of required client care activities.
Physical abilities sufficient to move from place to place and to maneuver to perform nursing activities.
Auditory ability sufficient for physical monitoring and assessment of client health care needs
Visual ability sufficient for accurate observation and performance of nursing care.
Tactile ability sufficient for physical monitoring and assessment of health care needs.
Olfactory ability sufficient to detect significant environmental and client odors.
Reading ability sufficient to comprehend the written word at a minimum of a tenth grade level.
Arithmetic ability sufficient to do computations at a minimum of an eighth grade level. It includes the following three concepts:
Emotional stability sufficient to assume responsibility/accountability for actions.
Reasoning skills sufficient to perform deductive/inductive thinking for nursing decisions.
Critical Thinking Skills
Critical thinking ability sufficient to exercise sound nursing judgment.
Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families and groups respecting social, cultural and spiritual diversity.
Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in oral and written form.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
Length of course
The entire program is 67 credits. The clinical portion of the Associate's in Applied Science Degree Program lasts 2 years or 4 semesters. Programs at all of our sites begin each fall semester, with classes starting in late August. Any developmental Math, English, Biology, or Chemistry course students must complete based on their Community College Placement Scores and high school transcript must be completed prior to enrollment. There are also prerequisite general education courses that must be completed to be considered for admission into the Clinical Nursing Program. Therefore, most students take longer than 2 years to complete the required 67 credits, typically 2.5 to 3 years.
Locations of Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing Programs and Clinical Sites
ALL CLINICAL PROGRAMS BEGIN WITH FALL SEMESTER EACH YEAR (AUGUST)
- Christanna Campus in Alberta, Va. [ Map ]
- Clinical Facilities in South Hill, Emporia, Richmond, and Burkeville, Va., and in Roanoke Rapids, NC
- John H. Daniel Campus in Keysville, Va. [ Map ]
- Clinical Facilities in Richmond, South Hill, Farmville, South Boston, and Burkeville, Va.
- Southern Va. Higher Education [ Map ]
- Clinical Facilities in South Boston, Clarksville, Burkeville, and Richmond, Va.
- Follow all steps for Admission for Curricular Students as described in our College Catalog.
- Submit proof of high school completion or equivalent. See Admission Requirements.
- Complete any developmental courses required, based upon Placement test scores and high school transcript.
- Register for and take prerequisite courses (See General Education Courses)
- Attend ONE Mandatory Nursing Information Session, specific to the year for which you are applying. It is recommended that you attend a session early in the process of meeting your admission requirements. Schedule and location of these sessions are found on the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Home Page. (Scroll down slightly, below "General Information" for Information Session Schedule.)
- Register for and take ATI-TEAS Pre-entrance test. All applicants must take this test! Tests taken up to 5 years prior to application are acceptable.
- Complete and submit Application for Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing. Application will be available online on January 1, 2019. See "Forms" page.
- Applications for the Fall 2019 Clinical Program may be submitted only between January 1, 2019 and April 1, 2019.
- As of April 2, 2018, no further applications are accepted for August 2018 program.
NOTE APPLICATION DEADLINES
April 1, 2019 is the deadline for submitting an application for admission to August 2019 program.
ALL steps above must be completed prior to these deadlines for your application to be considered!
- Our ADN program now requires applicants to job shadow an RN for at least 4 hours. This may be completed after submitting the application. Documentation is due May 1. Details are given at Nursing Information Sessions. LPNs are exempt from this requirement.
Important VCCS Policy affecting Nursing Program Admissions-- Students who reside outside of the counties served by SVCC are considered for admission to the Nursing Program only if space is available after accepting applicants who are residents of the SVCC service area. However, this rule only applies if the community college serving their locale offers an Associate's in Applied Science Degree Program in Nursing. VCCS Service Areas
Admission decisions are made based on an objective point system.
- Submit application for enrollment at SVCC.
- Submit proof of high school completion or equivalent with transcript showing four-year high school course of study from approved school, home school, or successful completion of GED.
- SVCC Counselors will review HS/GED/college transcripts to determine if Math Virginia Placement Test (VPT) is needed. If required, passing score on VPT Math modules 1 through 5 OR pass MTE 1 - 5.
- SVCC Counselors will review HS/GED/college transcripts to determine if English Virginia Placement Test (VPT) is needed. If required, passing score on VPT English Test OR pass ENF 1, 2, and/or 3 if determined by the placement test that these are required.
- Evidence of C or better in high school biology (with lab component. Applied Biology does not meet this requirement) OR pass BIO 01. Please note: High school biology or BIO 01 is a pre-requisite for the nursing program. The only substitute for this is BIO 101 102. BIO 100 does not substitute for this. The anatomy and physiology courses do NOT substitute for BIO 01.
- Evidence of C or better in high school chemistry (with lab component. Applied or Consumer Chemistry does not meet this requirement) OR pass CHM 05. LPNs applying to the Associate Degree Nursing program must also meet this requirement.
- Attendance at ONE Nursing Information Session. Students must sign Session Roster to receive credit for meeting this requirement. See Associate's of Applied Science in Nursing home page for dates and times of sessions.
- Total Score of 64% correct or higher on ADN Program Percentile Rank and 65.6% correct or higher on the Math Subtest on the ATI-TEAS (6) pre-entrance exam (Adjusted Individual Total Score and Adjusted Individual Math Score). We will still accept TEAS-V scores meeting minimum scores that fall in the 45th percentile or higher for that test. Test dates must be within 5 years of application.
- Complete the general education courses as listed in the nursing curriculum with a C or better.
- Students must have a curricular GPA of at least 2.5 for required general education courses in the Nursing Curriculum.
- Applicants must shadow an RN on the job for at least 4 hours. LPNs applicants to the ADN program are exempt. Details at Nursing Information Session.
Requirements to be met after acceptance into program
- Attend a MANDATORY Nursing Program Orientation Meeting. (This is NOT the same as the pre-application Mandatory Information Session!) The date for this meeting will be included in the acceptance letter.
- Complete a physical examination, including any lab work and immunizations. Students must be free of any physical or mental condition that may adversely affect their performance in clinical courses or as nurses. Due date for all documentation will be given at the mandatory orientation.
- Students entering the nursing curriculum must be certified in American Heart Association CPR (also called BLS) for the Healthcare Provider. Certification must remain current during entire enrollment in program. This certification may be obtained through classes offered by local hospitals or rescue squads, SVCC's Workforce Development course offerings, SVHEC's Center for Nursing Excellence Provider CPR/BLS course or any American Heart Association CPR/BLS provider course.
- Complete Criminal Background Check and Urine Drug Screen per instructions in acceptance letter. DO NOT OBTAIN THIS PRIOR TO RECEIVING SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS IN THE ACCEPTANCE LETTER! Please be aware that the State Board of Nursing has the authority to deny licensure to any applicant who has violated any of the provisions of 54‐367.32 of the Code of Virginia. Any student entering the nursing program who has committed any illegal offenses other than minor traffic violations should discuss these matters with the Program Director prior to admission for clarification. See Virginia Board of Nursing website for more information. Click on Document 90-55
Students who wish to re-take a nursing course may re-enroll in the nursing course, on a space available basis, after all other qualified applicants have been accepted. Students must notify the nursing program head of their intent. Submission of an application for re-entry into the Associate Degree Nursing Program is required.
In accordance with VCCS policy, students may not normally enroll in the same course more than twice without the permission from the Vice-President for Academic and Student Affairs. Two failures in any nursing course or failure in any two nursing courses will result in dismissal from the program. Students have three years to complete the nursing program once they begin a clinical nursing course. Students dismissed from the program are not eligible to enroll in any of the nursing courses in the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Students wanting to re-enter the first semester, first clinical year (Fall semester) must submit a re-entry form on or before April 1st. Application for re-entry to the second clinical year must be received on or before November 1st for Spring re-admission and May 1st for Fall admission. Applications received after these dates might not be considered for re-entry. Please be aware that the Clinical Nursing Curriculum has changed, effective August 2018. This will affect re-entry students during the transition from previous curriculum to new curriculum.
General Education Requirements
The following pre-requisites must be completed prior to applying to the Fall 2019 Clinical Nursing Program:
- SDV 100 College Success Skills - 1 credit (VCCS Policy: Must be completed within first 15 credits)
- ENG 111 College Composition 1 - 3 credits
- BIO 141 (231 accepted) Human Anatomy and Physiology - 4 credits (Must be within previous 10 years)
- PSY 230 Developmental Psychology - 3 credits
- ITE 119 Information Literacy- 3 credits
Other required support courses:
Though the following required courses may be taken as listed within the Nursing Curriculum and are therefore not prerequisites for admission to the Nursing program, students are strongly encouraged to complete these courses prior to beginning the clinical Nursing Courses:
- BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology-(Part 2) –4 credits (Must be within previous 10 years)
- BIO 150 Microbiology - 4 credits (May be taken in summer between first and second clinical years)
- ENG 112 College Composition 2- 3 credits
- HUM 200-level elective (Humanities, art, music, philosophy, religion, etc. Course number must be 200 or greater) - 3 credits
In addition to the courses listed under the "First Semester" in the curriculum linked below (as well as completion of the ATI-TEAS exam prior to application) the following requirements must be completed prior to enrollment in any clinical nursing courses:
- Certification in AHA (American Heart Association) CPR for Health Care Provider - Also called BLS (Basic Life Support) - May be completed after submitting application for admission to ADN clinical program. Not required to apply, but required to begin clinicals.
- Criminal background check and drug screening (Instructions given in acceptance letter and at Mandatory Orientation for accepted students. Do not acquire this in advance!)
- Completion of the medical form is due prior to enrollment in first clinical nursing course.
Nursing Curriculum - 5 Semesters (This program takes a minimum of two and a half years to complete.)
- Pre-requisites for NSG 100, 106, 130: SDV 100, PSY 230, ENG 111, ITE 119, BIO 141, in addition to AHA CPR (BLS) for Health Care Provider, urine drug screen, criminal background check. More pre-requisites are listed in the program notes.
- Pre-requisites for NSG 152, 170: NSG 100, NSG 106, NSG 130, NSG 200, BIO 142, SDV 100, PSY 230, ENG 111, ITE 119, BIO 141
- Pre-requisites for NSG 210, 211: NSG 152, NSG 170, NSG 100, NSG 106, NSG 130, NSG 200, BIO 150, BIO 142, SDV 100, PSY 230, ENG 111, ITE 119, BIO 141
- Pre-requisites for NSG 230, NSG 252, NSG 270: NSG 210, 211, NSG 152, NSG 170, NSG 100, NSG 106, NSG 130, NSG 200, ENG 112, BIO 150, BIO 142, SDV 100, PSY 230, ENG 111, ITE 119, BIO 141
Other Curriculum-Related Notes:
- All of the general education courses may be taken prior to admission to the nursing program, though only the first semester courses must be taken prior to admission to the nursing program.
- Clinical Nursing courses are not accepted as transfer credits from other Schools of Nursing.
Pre-Entrance Testing for Associate's Degree Nursing
Applicants for the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing Program must take the ATI-TEAS 6 (Assessment Technologies Institute -Test of Essential Academic Skills, 6th Edition) and score at least 64% correct Total Score as well as at least 65.6% correct on the math subtest. The test is administered regularly at many of our campuses and centers. Test dates, cost and payment information, and ATI-TEAS registration instructions can be found here. The ATI-TEAS may be taken only 3 times in the admission cycle year and scores are good for 5 years for admission to SVCC Nursing Programs. TEAS-V scores meeting the minimum requirements are acceptable for admission if taken within 5 years prior to the application window.
THIS TEST MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION DEADLINE of April 1.
General information and program-specific policies
- Students must receive a grade of "C" or better in all courses in the ADN curriculum in order to earn the AAS Degree in Nursing and in order to be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN (licensure exam to become a Registered Nurse).
- In accordance with VCCS policy, students may not normally enroll in the same course more than twice without permission of the Campus Provost. Failure of any two nursing courses will result in dismissal from the program. Students dismissed from the program are not eligible to enroll in any of the NUR courses in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing Program.
- Students must pass a drug dosage/calculation test at the beginning of the second, third, and fourth semesters. Passing the optional Advanced Drug Dosage Class in the summer between the first and second clinical years can exempt a student from the drug dosages tests in the last two semesters.
- Students are required to have a drug screen and criminal background check at student expense prior to starting nursing classes. Clinical agencies reserve the right to require random drug tests as deemed necessary
- Further policies for the program are in the Nursing Program Handbook and Policies Manual. The manual is given to all students accepted into the program and is also available in all nursing faculty offices for review.
- Students with Disabilities:Students with disabilities who meet the program prerequisites, complete the physical exam and submit the physical form signed by the health care provider stating that they are able to perform as a nurse in the clinical setting are admitted. It is the responsibility of the student to meet the physical/mental/legal requirements for state certification.
- Attending clinical laboratories in the clinical agencies is a privilege. Students must be able to attend clinical laboratories in the clinical agencies in order to apply to the nursing program. Any student entering the nursing program who has been convicted of any illegal offenses other than minor traffic violations should confidentially discuss these matters with the Nursing Program Head prior to submitting an application to the program for clarification. The Virginia Board of Nursing has issued a position statement on this topic. Click on Document 90-55 to review this document.
Students are required to complete a sequence of courses and learning experiences provided at the college and at selected community agencies such as: special and general hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, physicians' offices, day care centers, and schools. The nursing faculty members observe and evaluate the students' suitability for nursing and providing direct patient care.
- Individual contracts are in effect with each affiliated clinical agency and these contracts may differ in requirements made of students. Clinical agencies reserve the right to dismiss a student from their agency at any time with due cause. This will be done with advance notice except in emergencies.
- Proper uniform must be worn.
- Students must adhere to published clinical facility policies.
- Documented proof of current immunizations must be on file with the nursing program faculty members.
- The clinical agency, its agents, and employees are released from any liability for any injury or death to students or damage to their property arising out of the clinical agreement or use of the clinical agencies' facilities.
- The College recommends that all students carry accident insurance and personal health insurance due to inherent risk of exposure to disease. The College/Clinical agency does not assume responsibility for accidents/incidents requiring medical attention. All registered students taking three or more credit hours are eligible to enroll in the VCCS Health Insurance Plan. Information on rates and coverage are available in the Student Services Office.
- Students are responsible for their own transportation to off‐campus facilities on time for clinical experience. Documented proof of current American Heart Association CPR certification: BLS for Health Care Provider (minimum requirement) must be on file with the nursing program faculty members.
- Students may not be allowed to attend clinical laboratory sessions if they have been convicted of anything other than minor traffic violations or have positive urine drug screens.
- Contracts for each clinical agency are available in the Nursing Program office and may be reviewed by students upon request.
Costs and Financial Aid
In addition to regular college tuition and fees for the 67 required credits (Tuition and Fees: $156.50/credit hour: $156.50 X 67 = $10,485.50), the program requires:
Books in pre-clinical phase
ATI-TEAS Pre-Entrance Test Fee
Uniforms and shoes
~$400 - $600
Books first clinical year
Books second clinical year
Assessment Testing per clinical semester
$1200 (Includes E-Reading Device. Books from first clinical semester are used throughout program.)
$350 ($1400 total over 2 clinical years)
|Medical exam and Immunizations||Varies|
|Campus Laboratory Kit||$200|
|Criminal Background Check and Urine Drug Screen||$150|
Fees for NCLEX-RN and RN License
TOTAL ESTIMATE COST IN ADDITION TO TUITION
~$5000 (For this calculation, used $200 for medical exam and the higher amount if a range is listed above.)
The above costs are subject to change. The student should also consider childcare, transportation, meal, and possibly parking costs, as the program requires travel to clinical facilities to complete clinical assignments.
The college has state and federal financial aid programs as well as several scholarship programs administered by the SVCC Foundation. Some of these programs may cover uniforms and / or stethoscopes as well. Contact SVCC Financial Aid, for assistance.
Also, many hospitals have scholarships and forgivable loans.
What courses should I take in High School?
Focus on algebra, biology, and chemistry (regular or advanced biology and chemistry with a lab component). You need to make at least a C in these courses. If you plan to progress to your Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, it will help you to have 3 years of a world language, as you may not be required to take more in college, depending on the college you choose.
What do I need to do to be admitted into the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in nursing program?
- Submit an application to the college
- Submit official high school transcript (approved school, home school, GED)
- Consult one of the college counselors to review transcripts and determine if necessary to take the college placement test.
- Consult one of the financial aid counselors
- Complete any recommended developmental courses based upon the placement tests
- Attend an ADN Information Session and sign in to document your attendance.
- Register for and complete all pre-requisite courses. Pre-requisite courses must be completed or be currently enrolled in prior to the application deadline.
- Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA on the courses required in the Nursing Curriculum.
- Register for and take the ATI-TEAS test, scoring at least minimum scores (64% correct Total Score, 65.6% correct on Math section). Registration is online at www.atitesting.com
- Submit an application to the AAS Degree Nursing Program of your choice. (Alberta, Keysville, or South Boston) between January 1 and April 1 only.
- Meet application deadline of April 1, 2019.
- Admission is competitive and is based on an objective point system.
Are there any scholarships or other funds available to help me with school related expenses?
Yes, the college has state and federal financial aid programs as well as several scholarship programs administered by the SVCC Foundation. Also, the hospitals have scholarship programs and forgivable loans. Some of these programs may cover uniforms and/or stethoscopes.
Are there any other tests that I need to take?
Applicants must register for and take the ATI-TEAS (6th Edition. Test of Essential Academic Skills, Version 5 will be accepted if taken within previous 5 years and meets at least minimum requirementts). This test may be taken no more than 3 times in an academic cycle and scores are good for 5 years. Check the testing portion of this website for dates, cost, location and information on registration.
How long will it take me to get through the program?
Prerequisites may take one to two semesters to complete and the clinical portion of the ADN program is 4 semesters over 2 years: Fall and Spring semesters in the first year, then Fall and Spring semester for the second year.
It is highly recommended that all non-nursing courses (even those that are not pre-requisites: BIO 142, BIO 150, ENG 112, HUM elective) be completed prior to beginning the first Summer Semester in the Clinical Nursing courses as these courses are rigorous and demanding. Alternatively, BIO 150, ENG 112, and HUM elective may be taken in summer between first and second clinical year, though students must note that summer semesters are 6 week shorter and therefore more intense!
How many days a week and when will I be in school once I begin the nursing courses?
You will attend classes or clinicals 4 days a week, sometimes 5.
Clinicals in the hospital may run from 6:30AM until 4PM or from 2PM until 10PM.
Classes will be scheduled between 8AM and 4PM.
Can I take some of my prerequisites while I'm still in high school?
Yes, you will need approval from your principal. Remember that our summer classes start in May before the school year ends for some school divisions. Some general education courses, such as ENG 111 and ENG 112, are offered as Dual Enrollment in many high schools.
What classes should I take first and in what order, before getting into the program? Should I take each course one at a time or can I take more than one?
This will depend upon your ability, your placement test scores and the demands upon your time. Any required developmental courses determined by your placement test scores would be taken first. If you did not take Biology and/or Chemistry in High School and earn at least a C, then you would also take BIO 01 and/or CHM 05. You will build upon your base with College Success Skills, with the English, Psychology, Information Literacy course and Human Anatomy and Physiology.
Can I take the required classes online?
Many of the pre-requisites are offered online as well as seated. Online learning is a very flexible option, but you want to do some research on how to be successful in an online learning environment. Distance Learning at SVCC is an excellent resource. Please also visit our Minimum Technical Requirements page to make sure your computer and internet access will be conducive to your learning! Also, don't miss our Student Orientation to Online Learning! Scroll down and click on the big arrow to start the presentation.
Will I be able to work and go to school at the same time?
It is not recommended. Clinical Nursing Courses are very demanding and require extra out-of-class time for preparation and study.
How many credits are required for the program?
Will my credits help me and be transferable if and when I go for my BSN?
Yes! We have guaranteed admission agreements for RN to BSN programs with several universities, most of which offer a distance education option for RN to BSN.
If I have a GED can I still be accepted into the nursing program?
Yes. You will need to take the following mandatory high school courses here before you enter the program if you did not complete them with a C or better in high school: Biology and Chemistry
Where will my clinicals take place?
Keysville--J.H. Daniel Campus: Clinical Facilities in Richmond, South Hill, Farmville, South Boston, and Burkeville, Va. (Other locations also possible.)
Alberta--Christanna Campus: Clinical Facilities in South Hill, Emporia, Richmond, and Burkeville, Va., and in Roanoke Rapids, NC (Other locations also possible.)
South Boston--Southern Virginia Higher Education Center: Clinical Facilities in South Boston, Clarksville, Burkeville, and Richmond, Va. (Other locations also possible.)
Other clinical locations are also possible.
If you miss a semester for some reason can you come back into the program?
Yes, if you do not stay out for longer than one year. However, this is on a space-available basis.
What does your grade point average have to be to stay in the program?
How much does this program cost?
An approximate cost in addition to tuition and subject to change is around $5000 . Tuition and fees for the required credits at $156.50/credit hour: $156.50 X 67 = $10,485.50. (if no financial aid is awarded.)
What happens if you fail a course?
If you withdraw from or fail a course one time, you may retake the course. You will need approval by the Admissions Office with input from the ADN Director and faculty of the school attended before being officially readmitted. Once approved, you may be readmitted to the nursing class on a space available basis, after all other qualified applicants have been accepted.
How much of my life do I have to give up while in nursing school?
There are at least 16 hours of homework (reading, preparing for clinical) per week for a typical clinical nursing course. This does not include library time or driving time. Clinical experience may require you to visit the clinical site the day before to receive your assignment and prepare for giving safe and competent care the next day. Also, there can be follow-up assignments after clinical to help you process your learning.
How much will I need to study?
This can vary by person, but about 12 - 16 hours per week for the major nursing courses. Allow for study time in your schedule! It is also critical to develop effective study strategies to move you beyond just memorizing and into thinking and using your new knowledge to solve nursing problems. Don't focus on hours as much as mastery. Do you know it well enough to close your books and teach it to someone?
How many different teachers will I have?
You will have a different teacher for almost all of the general education courses; you will have a minimum of 3-4 nursing instructors, counting clinical instructors and classroom/lecture instructors.
How long are the lectures?
1-4 hours per session with breaks during longer sessions.
If we miss a required day are we able to make it up?
If it is excused by the nursing instructor prior to the absence.
What extra money do we have to anticipate spending?
Some expenses to consider are: gas, car repair, food, pens, paper supplies, and babysitting fees to name a few.
How many times may I take the ATI-TEAS Exam?
You may take it only three times in an admission cycle. Prepare before you take the test, even the first time! If you are not successful the first time, please consult the health sciences counselor or your advisor for recommendations. Tutors are available on both main campuses (Keysville and Alberta) and at some off-campus centers to help students prepare for this test. Contact the Comprehensive Learning Centers for more information on tutor availability.
What if I've had a lot of traffic tickets?
Minor traffic offenses are not a problem. However, if you've been convicted of other criminal offenses you need to confidentially speak with the head of the program. Our facilities require criminal background checks and will not allow those with prior convictions to work in their facility. However, this does not prevent you from attending the nursing school program. However, to pass the clinical courses, you must be able to attend clinicals. Once you have completed the program, the Board of Nursing will review your case individually and decide if you will be allowed to obtain a license to practice nursing.
Dr. Michelle Edmonds, Dean of Nursing, Allied Health and Natural Sciences and Director of Associate Degree Nursing Program
BSN, Virginia Commonwealth University
MSN, Old Dominion University
DNP, Old Dominion University
Felicia Omick, Associate Professor of Nursing - CNE, Certified Nurse Educator
BSN, Medical College of Virginia
MSN, Old Dominion University
Leigh Moore, Associate Professor of Nursing - CNE, Certified Nurse Educator
AAS, Halifax Community College
BSN, Old Dominion University
MSN, Old Dominion University
Leslie Jackson, Assistant Professor of Nursing
RN Diploma, Bon Secours Memorial School of Nursing
BSN, Western Governors University
MSN, Western Governors University
Karen Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Nursing
RN Diploma, Danville Memorial School of Nursing
BSN, Medical College of Virginia
MSN, Old Dominion University
South Boston Campus
Melissa Arthur, Assistant Professor of Nursing - CNE, Certified Nurse Educator
RN, Danville Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
BSN, Regents College
MSN, Old Dominion University
Elizabeth (Becky) Anderson, Assistant Professor of Nursing
AAS in Nursing, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
BSN and MSN, Chamberlain College of Nursing
CMSRN, Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses Association
Rebecca Laben BSN RN MAEd, Health Sciences Counselor
BSN, Old Dominion University
MAEd, College of William and Mary