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Virginia Highlands Community College is a partner of the Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program (VATNP), an associate’s degree program that prepares graduates for the National Council Licensure Examination Nurse (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as an entry level registered nurse (RN). The full-time program can be completed in just two years, but a part-time evening and weekend program is also available for those whose busy schedules prevent them from attending full time. VHCC also offers an LPN-to-RN Program on both a full-time and part-time basis.

This program combines classroom and lab activities with more than 500 hours of hands-on clinical instruction that prepares the graduate to deliver quality patient care. Graduates are in high demand by our region’s major healthcare systems and earn an average starting salary of $38,000. Many of our graduates have continued their education, earning advanced degrees that lead to even greater earning potential.

Program Coordinator:
Deborah Clarkston • NEB 144 • (276) 739-2440 • dclarkston@vhcc.edu

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*Acceptance as a Virginia Highlands Community College student does not guarantee admission to VHCC health profession programs. There are additional requirements and important information for this program in the VHCC College Catalog and Student Handbook.


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