Registered PHCCPatrick Henry Community College Purpose: Patrick Henry Community College is accredited by Nurse 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 degree. 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, [Insert Picture] 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 Commission. 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 276.638.8777 276.656.0296 TDD www.ph.vccs.edu PHCC 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). $30,000-$100,000/year. 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 Mathematics. 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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