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Application and Statistics for Nursing

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 located in Glenns and Warsaw, Virginia, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program here. 

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 34 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 here. 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 here.

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.

Application and Statistics for Nursing

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Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
Application, Testing, Program Statistics, Contacts, and Accreditation

Application Information

The nursing programs at RCC are restricted programs requiring additional requirements for enrollment over and above those required by the College. The application is available twice a year with one application due the first Monday in October for a January start and one due the first Monday in March for an August start.

Prior to applying, students should complete or be enrolled in the following classes: SDV 101, BIO 141 or BIO 145, ENG 111, HLT 230, PSY 230.

Applicants for the LPN to ADN Transition Program should complete or be enrolled in: SDV 101, ENG 111, HLT 230, PSY 230, BIO 141(BIO 145), BIO 142.

Students will be required to take a Kaplan Entrance Exam and should call the testing center to schedule. Students may take the Kaplan Entrance Exam twice in a calendar year.

Application Policies and Instructions

ADN Traditional Track Application 

LPN to ADN Transition Application


If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact 804-333-6730 or



Program Statistics

Virginia Board of Nursing NCLEX-RN Pass Rates
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
88% 77% 78% 90% 92%

Virginia Board of Nursing - Education Programs


Students’ Completion of the Nursing Program*
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
48% 72% 52% 58% 41%
*Data based on 2-year graduation completion for traditional ADN and 1-year completion for LPN-ADN track.


Graduates Obtaining a Job
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Number of Graduates 63 98 74 64 36
Employed within 6 months* 61 88 64 55 35
Status Unknown 2 2 10 8 1
Not Seeking 0 10 10 1 0
Unable to find RN job 0 0 0 0 0
*Part time or full time employment


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