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                                                                                                                     PHCCPatrick Henry Community College

Purpose:                                                 Patrick Henry Community College is accredited by
                                                         the Commission on Colleges of the Southern
The nursing major prepares selected students to
                                                         Association of Colleges and Schools (1866
qualify as practitioners of technical nursing in a
                                                         Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, telephone
variety of health service facilities. After successful
                                                         number 404-679-4501) to award the associate
completion of the program, students will be
eligible for the National Council Licensure Exam-
Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of
                                                         Patrick Henry Community College does not
Virginia. Special Accreditation Status: The
                                                         discriminate on the grounds of race, sex, color,
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program is approved/accredited by the Virginia
                                                         national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age,
Board of Nursing and the National Accrediting
                                                         veteran status, political affiliation, or disability in
                                                         the administration of any of its programs, or with
                                                         respect to admissions or employment. Inquiries
Occupational Objectives:                                 may be made to the Affirmative Action
Employment opportunities for the registered              Coordinator, located in Francis T. West Hall, room
nurse include staff positions in hospitals, nursing      148, (276) 656-0212; or the ADA/504
homes, health departments, physicians' offices,          Coordinator, whose office is located on the
clinics, schools, industry, and home health care         second floor of the Learning Resource Center,
agencies.                                                phone (276) 656-0257,TDD (276) 656-0296.

                                                         Patrick Henry Community College
                                                         P.O. Box 5311
                                                                                                                   From here, YOU can go anywhere.
                                                         Martinsville, VA 24115
                                                         276.656.0296 TDD
                                                                                                                          Patrick Henry Community College
Registered Nurse

Opportunities:                                        Other federal projections indicate that by 2020,        High School Requirements: Educational
                                                      the U.S. nursing shortage will grow to more than        requirements for the ADN program are outlined
Registered nurses constitute the largest              800, 00 registered nurses. Even as health care          in the college catalog and include the following:
healthcare occupation, with 2.3 million jobs.         continues to shift beyond the hospital to more          * Algebra I - II
More new jobs are expected to be created for          community-based primary care and other                  *Geometry *2 college prep level sciences (i.e.
registered nurses than for any other allied           outpatient sites, federal projections say the rising    Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
health occupation. Job opportunities are              complexity of acute care will see demand for RNs        *Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
expected to be excellent. A nurse can earn a          in hospitals climb by 36 percent by 2020.
competitive salary and specialize in areas such                                                               Nursing Application Form: Interested students
as pediatrics, geriatrics, emergency medicine,        Admission Requirements:                                 need to submit a nursing application file during
critical care, etc. With advanced education,                                                                  the published application period. Applications
registered nurses can become independent              You must first be accepted as a student to PHCC;
                                                                                                              are available in the Nursing & Health Sciences
clinical specialists like nurse midwives, nurse       high school graduate or a GED recipient.
                                                                                                              Office. The application period will be posted on
anesthetist, nurse educators, or nurse
                                                      Transcripts: Provide transcripts from your high         the PHCC website and on the Nursing & Health
practitioners. The average salary range is
                                                      school, PN school, and any colleges (other than         Sciences office door (Philpott 109).
                                                      PHCC) that you have attended.
Students can work as registered nurses with                                                                   Pre-RN Admission Examination: This step is the
excellent salaries while they continue their          License: Provide a copy of an unrestricted LPN          FINAL step in the admission process. Once you
education towards a Bachelor of Science in            license.                                                have met the above criteria and your application
Nursing. ”Nursing is the pivotal health care                                                                  file has been approved, you will be scheduled for
profession, highly valued for its specialized         Placement Test Scores: Students need to                 this test. Applicants must have satisfactory
knowledge, skill and caring in improving the          complete the COMPASS test (if no previous               scores in Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, and
health status of the public and ensuring safe,        appropriate college level English & Math classes
effective, quality care. The profession mirrors the   have been successfully completed). If test scores
diverse population it serves and provides             indicate, the applicant will be required to             Contact Rhonda Eggleston for more information
leadership to create changes in health policy and     successfully complete developmental courses
                                                                                                                            (276) 656-0297.
delivery systems.”                                    prior to submitting a nursing application. If classes
                                                      were taken in high school and placement test
    -Nursing’s Agenda for the Future: A Call to the   scores indicate that the content was not retained,
                                Nation, April 2002    the course will have to be repeated.
                                                                                                              PHCC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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