Nursing (RN)

The Patrick Henry Community College Registered Nursing (RN) program typically accepts program applications twice a year- once during the fall and once during the spring semester. The application is open to both traditional students and LPN to RN Transition students.

You can now download the application or pick up a paper copy in Philpott 123. The Spring 2020 application will only be accepted Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 6 at 5PM. Applications should be turned in to the Nursing and Health Science office located in Philpott Hall. Office 123. If you have questions regarding the application please contact Amber Shelton at (276) 656-0297 or email .

Students are encouraged to speak with a Nursing Advisor to review our NEW RN admission requirements. You can find the advising hours at our Health Careers Advising page.  

Featured Links

Associate Degree Nursing Student Handbook

Program Advising Sheet 

Barrier Crimes Guide 

Associate Degree Nursing Program Organizational Chart 

RN Pre-Admission Testing:
Students who have applied and met the pre-application and pre-requisite requirements will be invited to take the Kaplan Nursing School Admissions Test.

The test covers Science (Anatomy and Physiology), Math, Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking.

Nursing Admission Test study guides (e.g. HESI Admission Exam Review and Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exams Study Guide) are on reserve in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) on the main PHCC campus. Students can also make an appointment in the Math Lab or Tutor center in the LRC to review exam topics 

RN Career Description
U.S. Department of Labor Statistics
Virginia RN-BSN Program Directory 


Phone: (276)656-0297


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Patrick Henry Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)  3342 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326  (804) 367-4515.
The Patrick Henry Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300 Henrico, VA 23233;  (404) 975--5000.


NCLEX-RN Pass Rates
2018 88.30% 91.37% 86% 
2017 87.11% 89.14% 85.71% 
2016 84.57% 86.87% 84.78%
2015 84.53% 87.01% 88.46%
2014 81.78% 82.9% 78.05%

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates are calculated based on the graduate's first testing attempt & reflect the previous semester enrollment

Program Outcomes