J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Nursing Program Review


J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (JSRCC) was established in 1972 in the city of Richmond, Virginia. The college is the third largest college in the Virginia Community College System and has three campuses and five off-campus sites. JSRCC also encourages distance learning and offers over 20 occupational/technical degree programs, 9 certificate programs and 5 two-year college transfer programs.

The School of Nursing and Allied Health at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College is located at the Downtown Richmond Campus and offers programs that lead to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) or certificate degree including Registered Nursing (RN), Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), and a Certified Nurses Aide (CNA).

Registered Nursing Program (RN)

The Registered Nursing Program at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College is intended for individuals who would like to work as a Registered Nurse in a variety of healthcare environments, including hospitals, nursing homes and physician’s offices. Upon completion of the Registered Nursing Program at JSRCC, students can apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurses in order to become licensed as a Registered Nurse.

Practical Nursing Program (LPN)

The Practical Nursing Program at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College prepares graduates to be able to write the NCLEX-PN, which certifies individuals as Licensed Practical Nurses.

In order to apply to the Practical Nursing Program, applicants must submit an official high school transcript or GED and complete J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s placement tests in reading, writing and mathematics. After all of this is complete, students must submit completion of prerequisite courses and take the Kaplan Pre-Admission Exam, on which students must score a minimum of 45 in reading and math. Applicants must also provide proof of CPR Certification and pass a pre-entrance health examination. J. Seargent Reynolds Community College also offers a LPN to AAS degree, for individuals to complete their Associate in Applied Science degree when they already hold a Licensed Practical Nursing licensure.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

In order to apply to the Certified Nursing Assistant Program, students must submit an online application. After submitting the application students can register for classes online and pay tuition. Once registered, students can purchase textbooks and workbooks and begin reading the initial chapters of the workbook. Students must also complete activities on the Blackboard prior to the first day of classes. Students must bring their TB test to the first day of class and review the technical standards for Nurse Aide students, which are posted online.

Prerequisite Programs

The prerequisite program in nursing and allied health is intended to prepare students for the nursing programs offered at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. After completing the certificate program, students can apply to the nursing programs. JSRCC also offers a pre-practical nursing certificate, which is intended to prepare students who would like to obtain the prerequisites necessary to apply to the Practical Nursing Program at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

Contact:
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
1651 East Parham Road,
Richmond, VA 23228-2201,
United States
Phone: (804) 371-3000

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