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Dream of Becoming A Nurse?

We're Here To Help Every Step Of The Way.

At Virginia Highlands Community College, we’re known for excellence nursing! With a 90% first-time pass rate on the NCLEX, our students are well prepared to enter the workforce. In fact, that’s why nearly 100% of our nursing students have jobs lined up and ready before they ever graduate! 

Whether you’re ready to apply now or simply want to learn the pre-requisites required for admission to our nursing programs, your first step is to with one of our academic advisors. 

Every situation is unique. That’s why we sit down with you, one-to-one, and help you chart your journey. 

Our promise to you? If you’re determined to become a nurse, we’ll walk with you every step of the way, and we’ll help you succeed! 

Spring 2020 Deadlines:

  • February 5 - CNA course begins

  • March 15 is the early application deadline for priority admission to the nursing program. Applications submitted after this date will be considered according to remaining seats available.

  • April 15 is the early application deadline for priority admission to the practical nursing program. Applications submitted after this date will be considered according to remaining seats available.

Becoming a nurse aide is a wonderful career for compassionate individuals who find it personally reward to care for and help people. While the job is often demanding, the opportunity to provide direct, person-to-person care is high and nurse aides enjoy the opportunity of developing close relationships with patients. 
The program at Virginia Highlands is designed to prepare students to sit for the certified nurse aide (CNA) license. Additionally, students enrolled in the full, two-semester career studies certificate pathway will have the opportunity to sit for the Pharmacy Tech certification.

Credential Earned: Career Studies Certificate

Length of Program: One or Two semesters*

There are two options for training to become a CNA at Virginia Highlands. Those pursuing a career studies certificate as a CNA will be enrolled in our two-semester program. At the conclusion of your courses, you will be prepared to sit for two credentials: Certified Nurse Aid and Pharmacy Tech. The one semester Fast Forward program is offered via our Workforce Development division. An academic advisor will be happy to help you determine the best route for your personal goals.

Program Coordinator:  
Beth Page • (276) 739-2401 • bpage@vhcc.edu

BECOME A NURSE AIDE

 Why choose VHCC?

  • We provide you with a dedicated Nurse Ready coach to help you obtain your nursing pre-requisites and successfully prepare for the TEAS test.

  • We have pathways for those who want to become a CNA, LPN or RN – including a one year LPN to RN bridge program.

  • We provide a full-time or part-time RN and LPN to RN enrollment tracks – including evening and weekend options.

  • We have college-wide emphasis on one-on-one mentoring and skills development.

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