Wytheville Community College Nursing Program Review
Wytheville Community College (WCC), located in Wytheville, Virginia, serves Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth and Wythe counties and the city of Galax. Wytheville Community College offers courses day and night, as well as on weekends and courses are available at the Crossroads Institute in Galax, the Smyth County Education Center as well as distance learning programs. WCC’s nursing school offers an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) and a Practical Nursing program (PN).
Associate Degree Program in Nursing (ADN)
The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) Program at Wytheville Community College is two years in length and is intended to prepare students to become Registered Nurses (RN). Upon graduation from the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program, individuals can go on to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) in order to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. The nursing program at Wytheville Community College is approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and the Virginia State Board of Nursing and has received accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Individuals interested in applying to the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program must hold a high school diploma and submit satisfactory scores in English and Algebra through placement tests. Individuals must hold prerequisites in chemistry and biology at a high school level, with a minimum grade of “C” or above. Applicants must have scored above the 45th percentile rank on the ATI/TEAS or similar scores on the NET or NLN nursing preadmission tests. Wytheville Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program has an advanced placement option for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) who can receive credit for first-year nursing courses and go straight into the second year of the program. Individuals applying to the advanced placement track must satisfy all of the above requirements and must also attend the Nursing Information Session, have updated immunization records and a clear drug screen and criminal background check. Applicants must hold updated CPR certification. Individuals applying to the advanced placement track must also show Practical Nurse licensure when enrolling.
The Practical Nursing Program at WCC is five semesters in length and includes a semester through the summer. Upon completion of the Practical Nursing Program, individuals can apply to write the NCLEX-PN examination in order to become licensed as a Practical Nurse. In order to be admitted into the Practical Nursing Program at Wytheville Community College, applicants must be a high school senior in a dual-credit high school program, or a high school graduate. Applicants must have completed prerequisites in biology and algebra with a minimum “C” grade or above. High school applicants must apply through their school’s guidance department and adults must apply through the Office of Admissions and Records at Wytheville Community College. Through either of these avenues, individuals must supply high school transcripts, college transcripts, and placement test scores.
Wytheville Community College
1000 East Main Street ,
Wytheville, VA 24382