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Application Information

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing, located at Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463.

The associate nursing program at Rappahannock Community College is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

Pursuant to United States Department of Education (US DOE) regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), the Rappahannock Community College Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program provides the following information for all prospective and current students:

The Rappahannock Community College ADN program meets all Virginia Board of Nursing requirements for pre-licensure nursing education programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  In addition, the  Rappahannock Community College ADN program meets all requirements for nationally recognized accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing.  

The Commonwealth of Virginia participates with 32 other states in the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) National Licensing Compact (NLC) to allow nurses licensed in one state to provide nursing care across state lines in other compact states. The Uniform Licensing Requirements (ULRs) are found here.   .

States currently in the NLC are found at:  Prospective and current students are strongly encouraged to evaluate all state requirements in jurisdictions where they intend to practice nursing.  A list of all state requirements is found at:

Rappahannock Community College has not determined if the ADN program meets all of the requirements of any other states.  The preliminary evaluation of state requirements is found in the attached table.   

This statement serves to meet the USDOE regulation until further notice.

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates  
2017 2018 2019 2020  
100% 97% 88% 77%    
Students’ Completion of the Nursing Program*    
2018 2019 2020 2021  
50% 48% 72% 52%  
*Data based on 2-year graduation completion for traditional ADN and 1-year completion for LPN-ADN track.    
Graduates Obtaining a Job
  2018 2019 2020
Number of Graduates 64 63 98
Employed within 6 months* 64 61 88
Status Unknown 0 2 2
Not Seeking 0 0 10
Unable to find RN job 0 0 0
*Part time or full time employment

Kaplan Entrance testing by appointment at RCC campuses

Students should call the testing center to make appointments:
Warsaw Testing Center – 804-333-6834
Glenns Testing Center – 804-758-6854