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Practical Nursing program and application information

Practical Nursing Contacts
Ellen KoehlerEllen Koehler, RN, MSN, CNE, Program Head, 804-758-6783
Jennifer CarrJennifer Carr, Glenns Campus, Office of the Dean of Health Sciences, 804-758-6768

The certificate in Practical Nursing is designed to prepare students to take the National Council Licensure Exam–Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN), which is the currently approved licensing exam for practical nursing in Virginia. Students who pass the exam will be eligible to join of a health-care team in a variety of health service facilities.

Please note:  The BIO requirement for the PN program is successful completion of one year  of HS Biology with a grade of “C” or better or one semester of college BIO 101 with a grade of “C” or better. Chemistry is not required for the PN program.


NCLEX-PN Pass Rates
Year Glenns Warsaw
2007 100% 90.90%
2008 100% 88.80%
2009 100% 100%
2010 100% 100%
2011 87.50% 100%
2012 100% 75%
2013 87.50% 77.80%

This page was last modified on July 14, 2015. If you are looking for previous catalog information, please reference the 2008-2010 Catalog, 2010-2012 Catalog, 2013-2014 Catalog, or 2014-2015 Catalog.

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