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Associate Degree Nursing

The Patrick & Henry Community College Associate Degree Nursing program will accept applications from September 9-13, 2024.  We recommend speaking with a Nursing Advisor (clester@patrickhenry.edu) before enrolling in courses.  All applicants to the program must attend an Information Session within 6 months of submitting their application to the program. Nursing Information Sessions will resume in August 2024.

Please note, that effective for the spring 2024 application period, MTH 155 has replaced CST 110 as a nursing pre-requisite. In addition, effective for the spring 2024 application period, SOC 200 has been replaced by ENG 112. For the 2024/25 catalog, CST 110 and SOC 200 will no longer meet ADN degree requirements.

Associate Degree Nursing Pre-Admission Testing:

Students who have applied and met the pre-application and pre-requisite requirements will be invited to take the ATI TEAS entrance exam.  Areas of assessment include science, math, reading and English and language usage. ATI TEAS study guides are on closed reserve in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) and the most recent manual information can be accessed at ATI TEAS Study Manual - For Students | ATI (atitesting.com). Students can also make an appointment in the Math Lab or Tutoring Center in the LRC to review exam topics.

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Phone: (276)656-0297
Email:  clester@patrickhenry.edu

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates for the Last Five (5) Years (updated 1/27/2024)

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates are calculated based on the graduate’s first testing attempt & reflect the previous semester enrollment. (i.e. 2023 testers, will include December 2022 graduates).

Program Approval

The Virginia Board of Nursing has granted conditional approval to P&HCC to operate the Associate Degree Nursing Program. The terms of those conditions are given in the order, Report and Recommendation of the Education Special Conference Committee.

Virginia Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233

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The associate nursing program at Patrick & Henry Community College located in Martinsville, Virginia is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

Status: The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is continuing accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program on the ACEN website.


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