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Practical Nursing Application

Practical Nursing Applications for 2025-2026, and any supporting documentation listed on the Practical Nursing Checklist, must be received in the Admissions Office by March 6, 2025.
Applications submitted after April 5 will be considered for admission for the 2026-2027 academic year.

The Practical Nursing program is a highly competitive selective admissions program. It is your responsibility to make sure that the application and all of the requirements and prerequisites are completed by the application deadline.

Practical Nursing Application

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Number assigned to a student after college application is submitted online.

Please ensure that your name, address and telephone numbers are correct in the MYSouthwest student information system, as these will be used to correspond with you. The college is not responsible for undeliverable mail.

First priority for acceptance will be given to applicants who reside within Southwest’s service region (Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell & Tazewell counties). Secondary priority will be given to Virginia residents outside of those counties, and then out-of-state applicants.
Select the county or jurisdiction in which you have lived during the last consecutive 12 months.
Please indicate all the colleges or universities that you have attended until now, providing the college name, state, degree received if any, last year attended and your standing at each (good standing, probation, suspended, dismissed) If None, enter none attended.
Acknowledgement of Reciprocity Statement: Pursuant to United States Department of Education (US DOE) regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), the Southwest Virginia Community College Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN) program provides the following information for all prospective and current students:
  • The Southwest Virginia Community College LPN program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.
  • The Southwest Virginia Community College LPN program meets all Virginia Board of Nursing requirements for pre-licensure nursing education programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • The Commonwealth of Virginia participates with multiple other states in the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) National Licensing Compact (NLC) to allow nurses licensed in one state (primary state of residence) to provide nursing care across state lines in other compact states. Applicants are encouraged to visit to learn more about the Nurse Licensure Compact.
  • Southwest Virginia Community College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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