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Practical Nursing Application

Practical Nursing (LPN) Program Application

Practical Nursing Applications, and any supporting documentation as listed on the Practical Nursing Checklist, must be received in the Admissions Office by March 6th.

Applications for the 2022-2023 program year received between March 5-March 18 will be accepted but marked as late applications. Applications submitted after March 18 may be considered for 2022-23 if space is available; otherwise those applications will be considered for admission for the 2023-2024 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 pre-requisites are completed by the application deadline. See Practical Nursing Student Handbook 2019-2020.

Practical Nursing Application

  • 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 https://www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-compact.htm 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).
    • LICENSURE RECIPROCITY (https://sw.edu/health-technology/wp-content/uploads/Licensure-Reciprocity.pdf)