Nursing (RN)

The Patrick Henry Community College Registered Nursing (RN) program typically accepts program applications twice a year - once during the fall semester and once during the spring semester. The program will be adopting a new curriculum set to begin in the fall 2018 semester. The transition to the new curriculum may alter the typical application cycle. 

Applications for the Associate Degree Nursing Program (RN) Spring 2018 Application Cycle will only be accepted March 5 - 9 in Philpott Room 123.
Applications are available now in Philpott 123 and at this link: RN Program Application
If you have questions regarding the application submission 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.

RN Pre-Admission Testing:

Students who have applied and met the pre-requisites will be invited to take the HESI Admission Assessment. Four categories will be tested which include: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Math, and Chemistry.

  • The HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review (ISBN  9780323431323) is an optional review book available for purchase on-line and in the campus bookstore. It is available on closed reserve in the LRC.
  • Students may make an appointment in the Math Lab, located in the PHCC Learning Resource Center (LRC) 

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
Year National State PHCC
2016 84.57% 86.87% 84.78%
2015 84.53% 87.01% 88.46%
2014 81.78% 82.9% 78.05%
2013 83.04% 83.06% 84.38%
2012 90.34% 90.43% 92.11%

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

Student Achievement Data