Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements of the college, applicants must possess and demonstrate the traits and functional abilities that are essential for licensure and job performance of the practical nurse. An Information Packet is available.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  1. Complete a Practical Nursing Program (PNP) application (form coming soon)
  2. File Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  3. Take the Pre-entrance examination ($20.00 non-refundable fee) which is given four times a year (Jan/Feb/Mar)
  4. Applicants who receive a satisfactory score will be contacted for a personal interview with the Director. Applicants who cannot be contacted (for whatever reason), or fail to keep the interview appointment will NOT be considered for the program.
  5. After interviews are completed, the application materials will be reviewed and CONTINGENT admission will be granted to 15 applicants.
  6. Wait to receive notification of contingent admission or denial into the program.

Final Admission Requirements for those granted contingent admission:

An information packet, detailing the above requirements, and providing Code of Virginia regulations is available.

Each accepted student will be expected to sign a statement that he/she understands that completion of this program does NOT guarantee automatic admission to the DSLCC Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program.

Placement Test Scores

You will need to take placement testing to determine your skill levels in mathematics. If remedial work is required, it must be completed before you will be considered for admission to the nursing program.

VPT (Math) Test *, Must pass Units 1-4

* These scores may NOT be more than two (2) years old