At VHCC, we understand that sometimes the hardest part is simply getting started. That’s why we’ve created the Nurse Ready program! Your Nurse Ready coach will work with you, one-on-one, helping you do everything necessary to prepare for admission to one of our nursing programs – and achieve your long-term goal of becoming and LPN or an RN.
Your coach will help you:
- apply for admission to Virginia Highlands.
- Apply for financial aid that might be available.
- Develop a strategy to complete the pre-requisite courses.
- Prepare for TEAS testing.
- Guide you through the final steps of the LPN or RN application process.
**Graduation from VHCC programs does not guarantee earning a license as an RN or LPN; nor certification as a CNA. Graduates must meet all requirements of the licensing/credentialing agency for their state of residence.
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Meet Rachel Law
Nurse Ready Coach
firstname.lastname@example.org | 276-739-2485
With a Master of Science in Counselor Education from Radford University, Rachel serves as a VHCC nurse ready coach. She brings nearly a decade of experience within our nursing division and will walk with you every step of the way, helping you become "nurse ready."
Will I be able to work a regular job while I'm completing my pre-requisites?Absolutely! Because the prerequisite courses are offered online, you will be able to work while preparing to become nurse ready!
When would I be ready to apply for the nursing program?Most students will be ready within a matter of months! The first step is to meet with your Nurse Ready coach who will help you develop an individual plan.
What if I need assistance brushing up on my math skills?You're certainly not alone if you're concerned about the math required for nursing. Many come to us with math as one of their greatest concerns. The good news is we have academic mentoring available to help you master what you need to know to complete the requirements for admission to our nursing programs.
Will someone help me prepare for the TEAS test?Yes, our Nurse Ready program includes TEAS test tutoring. When it's time to take the TEAS test, your coach will work with you to arrange the help you need!
Are the pre-requisites for the LPN and RN programs different?Yes, depending upon whether your goal is to earn your license to become an LPN or an RN, the pre-requisites are different. Schedule an appointment with Rachel Law at email@example.com | (276)739-2485 and she will explain the pre-requisite requirements and work to help you develop a plan to complete them.
Is the Nurse Ready program only for those who want to be an RN?The nurse ready program is for ANYONE who wants to pursue a nursing career -- whether as a CNA, an LPN, or an RN. If you know you want to become a nurse, contact Rachel Law at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, give her a call at (276)739-2485. Rachel will guide you, first start to finish!
Is financial aid available?Yes, depending upon your individual circumstances, financial aid may be available. In fact, 75% of our students receive financial aid. Your coach will help you navigate the financial aid application process.
How do I get started with a Nurse Ready coach?If you have questions about getting started, or if you are ready to get started, reach out to Rachel Law directly at email@example.com. Or, give Rachel a call at (276)739-2485. Rachel would love to help you get started!
Are any of the prerequisite courses offered online?Yes, most prerequisite courses will be offered online! This is a super convenience for you!