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LPN to RN

If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse, our program helps you transition to becoming a Registered Nurse. The need for registered nurses continues to grow. With a nursing associate’s degree from Southwest Virginia Community College, you can get full preparation to enter the nursing profession.

This program is designed to be completed in just 12 months! Get a great education plus training to pass the registered nurse licensing exam, and compete for top nursing jobs.

A QUALITY EDUCATION

This program is designed to recognize the common abilities of nurses and to bridge the difference between the LPN and RN knowledge base and allow these students to finish the Associate of Applied Science program within a 12-month period of 1 summer session and 2 semesters.

The need for registered nurses continues to grow. With a nursing associate’s degree from Southwest Virginia Community College, you can get full preparation to become a registered nurse.

If you’re a licensed practical nurse (LPN) seeking to achieve RN status, our accredited nursing program provides you with superior classroom instruction, hands-on training, and supportive mentoring.

Our nursing associate degree program allows you to:

  • Learn from seasoned nursing faculty who have many years of professional experience.
  • Build supportive relationships with fellow students and mentors who can guide you through the nursing program’s challenges.
  • Gain direct, hands-on nursing experience in clinical settings.
  • Work with the most current nursing technology, including computer applications and medical devices.

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In addition to the college application, a separate LPN to RN program application with supporting documentation is required.

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A HIGH STANDARD

A nursing associate’s degree from Southwest Virginia Community College meets the highest academic and professional standards. The associate degree nursing program at Southwest Virginia Community College located in Cedar Bluff, Virginia is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing and accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326; (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program at SWCC is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm 

You’ll enjoy a wide range of job opportunities after completing the nursing program and passing the National Council Licensure Examination. Registered nurses can find excellent jobs with strong pay in many settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Medical clinics
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Schools and child care centers
  • Public health agencies
  • In-home healthcare services

PAYING FOR COLLEGE

Southwest Virginia Community College has options to help you pay for a degree or certificate. A high percentage of students receive assistance through financial aid.

Learn about paying for college and current tuition-free programs here.

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