VATNP Admissions

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Admission to the Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program is a selective process. The program is open to applicants who are free of any physical or mental condition which might adversely affect performance as a member of the nursing profession. In addition to the requirements for admission to the college, the applicant must meet the following requirements: 
  •  Graduation from high school or satisfactory completion of the GED.

  •  Good standing with the most recently attended institution with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

  • Demonstrated competency in science as evidenced by the completion of either one unit of general high school biology with laboratory or high school chemistry with laboratory, or completion of BIO 141 and BIO 142 with no grade below a “C” prior to application deadline. Deficiencies can be made up through developmental studies or college courses.

  • Demonstrated competency in mathematics as evidenced by placement out of MTE 1-5 on the Virginia Placement Test (VPT). Placement is determined by means and measures identified in the Multiple Measures Placement Policy. For those who do not meet this requirement, all prescribed developmental work must be completed prior to application deadline. Competency may be demonstrated by accomplished by one of the following multiple measures:
    1. Completion of Virginia Placement Tests (VPT) within 5 years prior to application with demonstrated proficiency in MTE 1-5, or
    2. High School GPA & Algebra II 3.0 or higher within the last 5 years, or
    3. GED Math score of 165 or above within the last 5 years, or
    4. SAT math score of 510-520, ACT math score of 19-22, or
    5. Completion of college-level math class equivalent to MTH 1-5 within the last 5 years.
  • Demonstrated competency in English as evidenced by placement into ENG 111. Placement is determined by means and measures identified in the Multiple Measures Placement Policy. For those who do not meet this requirement, all prescribed developmental work must be completed prior to application deadline.

  • Completion of the nursing entrance test (Test of Essential Academic Skills,TEAS) with a National Percentile Rank of 45th percentile or above prior to application . Nursing preadmission results will be accepted if completed within 5 years of applying to the nursing program.
    NOTE: Applicants who meet the requirements listed above will be ranked for admission using the TEAS National Percentile Rank.

  • A 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) for ENG 111, BIO 141, PSY 230, ITE 119, and SDV. These courses must be completed prior to enrollment in nursing (NSG) classes.

  • Completion of Nursing Application for each academic year interested in being considered for the Nursing Program.

Nursing program applications will be accepted in the Admissions Office between September 1 and February 15. Applications must include official high school transcripts, all college transcripts; GED test scores (if applicable), and a copy of TEAS  results. Licensed LPN applicants must also include a copy of current LPN license and documentation of graduation from an approved LPN program.  LPNs who graduated before May 15, 2016 must provide documentation of 1 year (2000 hours) of full-time LPN work experience in direct patient care during the past three years with written verification from employer

The Admissions Office will suspend processing an application if all transcripts are not attached. Once an application is submitted, additional documentation will not be accepted. Transcripts from other Virginia Community Colleges are not required; however, any Virginia Community Colleges attended must be listed on both the Admissions Application and the Nursing Application.

All prerequisites (science, English and math proficiency) must be met and all documents submitted by the February 15 deadline. Further details of the application process can be found at each college's websites.