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International Business Specialization   Program Disclosure: 2011-12

Education Assisting

Emergency Medical Services: Paramedic

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Automotive Technology   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Bookkeeping   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Clerical Studies   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Computer Aided Drafting   Program Disclosure: 2011-12

Early Childhood Education   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

General Business   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

General Education

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Health Sciences   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Industrial Welding   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Practical Nursing   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Therapeutic Massage   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Career Studies Certificates

Art Studies

Automotive Engines Technology   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Auto Body Technology   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Building Trades Technology   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Community Services Leadership

Computer Service Technician   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Culinary Arts   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Culinary and Hospitality Management   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Customer Support Specialist

Early Childhood Instruction   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

E-Commerce Management   Program Disclosure: 2011-12

Entrepreneurial Studies

Graphic Communications   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Heating and Ventilation Air Conditioning & Refrigeration   Program Disclosure: 2011-12

Horticulture   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Industrial Controls   Program Disclosure: 2011-12

Industrial Maintenance Electronics   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

International Business   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Internet Webmaster   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Management Assistant   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Manufacturing Technician   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Medical Transcription   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Microcomputer Literacy   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Motorsports Engines Technology   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Motorsports Fabrication/Setup Technology   Program Disclosure: 2011-12

Motorsports Management   Program Disclosure: 2011-12

Nurse Aide Training   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Office Assisting   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Pharmacy Technician   Program Disclosure: 2011-12

Residential/Commercial/Industrial Electrician   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

School-Age Child Care   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Small Business Management   Program Disclosure: 2011-12

Supervision   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Theatre Arts   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Viticulture   Program Disclosure:  2011-12

Welding   Program Disclosure: 2011-12

Wellness   Program Disclosure: 2011-12

Emergency Medical Services - Philpott Hall Room 126 Kari Whitney, EMS Coordinator (276)656-0328 Advising by Appointment.:   
Nursing/Health Careers - Philpott Hall room 109 you can receive advising for Associate Degree Nursing, RN - BSN, Practical Nursing, Therapeutic Massage, Health Science Certificate (Pre-Allied Health Careers), Nurse Aide, & Pharmacy Technician.  Please come to the nursing office to see Susan Selman, Health Career Advisor, (276-656-0282) or Amy Webster, Program Head for Nursing & Health Sciences   (276-656-0248) for advising &/or registration for classes  

Nursing & Health Sciences Pre-Fall advising: begins Monday, July 14th. (see open advising hours posted below)
Registration for Fall classes begins on Friday, August 1st. Fall semester classes begin on Monday, August 25th. 

Day Advising Hours
Mon-Jul 14 9am-Noon; 1-5pm
Tues-Jul 15 9am-Noon; 1-5pm
Thurs-Jul 17 9am-Noon; 1-5pm
Fri-Jul 18 9am-Noon
Mon-Jul 21 Franklin County
4pm – 6pm
Tues-Jul 22 Patrick County
3pm – 6pm
Wed-Jul 23 9am-Noon; 1-5pm
Thurs-Jul 24 9am – Noon
Jul 28- July 31 Office CLOSED
Moving to Philpott 123
Fri-Aug 1 9am-5pm in
NEW OFFICE Philpott 123
Mon-Aug 4 9am-Noon; 1 - 5pm
Tues-Aug 5 9am-Noon; 1 - 5pm
Wed-Aug 6 9am-Noon; 1 - 5pm
Thurs-Aug 7 9am-Noon; 1 - 5pm
Fri-Aug 8 9am-Noon; 1 - 5pm
Mon-Aug 11 9am-Noon; 1 - 5pm
Tues-Aug 12 9am-Noon; 1 - 5pm
Wed-Aug 13 9am-Noon; 1 - 5pm
Thurs-Aug 14 9am-Noon; 1 - 5pm
Fri-Aug 15 9am-Noon; 1 - 5pm

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.

ACEN logo Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
 3342 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326
 (804) 367-4515

 

NURSING & EMS APPLICATION PERIODS

Admission to core nursing classes and the EMS-Paramedic is by application. Applications are accepted during the published application times ONLY.  See below for more information.  

  • EMS/Paramedic - Application period ended May 31, 2014. Classes will begin in August 2014. For information about the application process or for questions about the application, please contact Kari Whitney, EMS Program Director Office: (276)656-0328 Fax: (276)656-0261
  • RN - The Spring application period is now closed.  The next application period will be September 29 - October 3, 2014 for the class that will begin in January 2015.  Reminder: There is no waiting list - applicants who were not accepted during the last application period need to re-apply if they are still interested.
  • LPN - RN Transition The next application period for LPN's interested in applying to the RN program will be October 2015 for the class that will begin in January 2016.  Interested LPN's need to have completed the pre-requisites for the RN program at the time of application & have the following general education courses completed prior to starting the program in August 2014: ENG 111, BIO 231, PSY 230, & SDV 108. Please contact the nursing office for more information. 
  • LPN: Main Campus - The next application period for admission to the Practical Nursing program on the main PHCC campus will be held February 23 - February 27, 2015.  Applicants who meet the pre-requisites (see FAQ's for PN) & pass the pre-admission test will start classes in August 2015 & graduate in December 2016.

It is very important for all students who are interested in a Nursing, EMS, or a Health Science Career to see one of our advisors for assistance in planning their academic course sequence each semester.
Prior to coming in for advising, please follow the steps listed below:

  1. Apply to be a student @ PHCC - free and on-line* (*If not currently enrolled)
  2. Take the College Placement Test* (*If a student has not had previous college level math and/or english)
  3. Have official transcripts from any college attended (including all VCCS schools other than PHCC) sent to the Office of Admissions & Records located in the Walker Building
  4. If interested in applying for financial aid, students will need to contact the Financial Aid Office .
  5. Students interested in the RN or the LPN program should bring a copy of their High School transcript with them when they meet with an advisor.

ADVISING NOTES....

#1 - Students interested in the RN program need to understand that BIO 231/232 is a graduation requirement & does NOT satisfy the two pre-requisite sciences (Biology & Chemistry) necessary for admission to the program. Biology & Chemistry must be completed with a grade of "C" or better at the time of application.    Students are encouraged to bring their high school transcript to the nursing office PRIOR to enrolling in BIO 231.
#2 - Students interested in the Practical Nursing Certificate program need to understand that NAS 150 is a graduation requirement & does NOT satisfy the pre-requisite science necessary for admission to the program.

BOTH THE Associate Degree Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) Certificate require a pre-admission test as part of the admission requirements. This test is administered once or twice a year after application periods specific to each program.
 

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates
Year National State PHCC
2013 83.04% 83.06% 84.38%
2012 90.34% 90.43% 92.11%
2011 89.32% 89.5% 86.96%
2010 89.91% 86.26% 77.78%
2009 88.07% 87.33% 80.65%

 

NCLEX-PN Pass Rates
Year National State PHCC
2013 84.63% 78.89% 92.31%
2012 84.23% 75.01% 85%
2011 85.95% 79.44% 79.17%
2010 87.06% 77.55% 100%
2009 85.73% 74.47% 85.71%

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

Health Science Information Links

Transition LPN to RN Advising Spreadsheet

Health Sciences

LPN - RN Frequently Asked Questions

Nurse Aide Frequently Asked Questions

Nurse Aide Information Package

Nurse Aide Training

Nursing Career Descriptions

Paramedic program

Pharmacy Technician

Practical Nursing  PN Frequently Asked Questions

RN program;   RN Brochure

RN Frequently Asked Questions

Therapeutic Massage      The core massage classes are taught in a 3 semester sequence.  The new cycle will begin Fall semester 2015.    

Online Resources for Career Information: these websites include information about many different career fields.

Generally, you can expect the web content maintained by reputable professional organizations to be reliable. Weddle’s Professional Association Directory provides links to professional associations organized by industry and career field. Professional association websites usually have a career information section or resources for students.

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Every 10 years, PHCC must be reaccredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. As part of the reaccreditation process, the college must develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). PHCC chose Critical Thinking as its QEP topic because producing better critical thinkers will promote long-term improvement in student learning

Critical Thinking Resources

Use the links below to learn more about critical thinking, and be sure to look for "CT" in your classes and during student activities and other campus events!