Blue Ridge Community College

College Type: At least 2 but less than 4 years, Public

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ADN Program

The program is conditionally approved by the State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

The program is offered in a combination of classroom theoretical instruction and clinical practice experience opportunities in a range of healthcare facilities.

Graduates from the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination to become licensed Registered Nurses.  

Students who are not directly accepted into the clinical part of the nursing program will be enrolled in the pre-nursing curriculum affording those intending to be admitted to the nursing program a chance to complete as many of the general education courses and pre-requisites for the clinical section.  

Admission to the clinical part of the nursing program is competitive with students required to apply separately. LPNs entering the program are admitted in May while students with no nursing program enter the program in August. Priority is given to qualified residents from the Blue Ridge service area.

Admission Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  • Pre-requisite courses completed with a minimum of a ‘C’ grades
  • Scores on the Nursing entrance examination

LPN’s applying for admission to the clinical component are required to present all the requirements of the regular admission criteria as well as an unencumbered current LPN license for the state of Virginia.

State board of nursing approval: Conditional
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 89.55%
Average number of students tested annually: 58
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Blue Ridge Community College as reported by Virginia state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 50 90 74.97
2011 61 93.4 87.83
2010 61 85.25 86.26
2009 65 84.62 87.33
2008 64 89.1 84.97
2007 63 87.3 82.16

LPN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 66.77%
Average number of students tested annually: 11
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX PN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX PN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Blue Ridge Community College as reported by Virginia state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2011 18 54.5 87.83
2010 8 62.5 86.26
2009 6 83.3 87.33
2007 11 36.4 82.16

LPN to ADN Program

State board of nursing approval: Conditional
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 89.55%
Average number of students tested annually: 58
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Blue Ridge Community College as reported by Virginia state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 50 90 74.97
2011 61 93.4 87.83
2010 61 85.25 86.26
2009 65 84.62 87.33
2008 64 89.1 84.97
2007 63 87.3 82.16

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Blue Ridge Community College
1 College Lane
Weyers Cave, VA 24486