Tidewater Community College

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


ADN Program

The program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing  and is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.

The curriculum offers a combination of theoretical and practical courses integrating clinical laboratory practice and high tech simulators for patient care as part of the preparation for direct patient care.

The curriculum is offered in five semesters of full time study culminating in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing.  The program is designed to offer the foundations for maximizing the transferability of coursework to baccalaureate nursing programs.

Admission Requirements:

  • Application  and admission to the college
  • Attend the mandatory nursing information session
  • Placement tests for math, reading and englsih
  • Complete required science and math coursework
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • Nursing admission assessment exam

Admission to the program is competitive with students accepted into cohort groups. The program accepts two cohorts in the spring semester and two more in the fall.

LPNs seeking to enroll in the program can do so on the basis of either articulation or advanced placement admission.

If you are conditionally accepted into the program, you will need to meet the following program specific requirements before being allowed to enroll:

  • Physical health assessment including testing for contagious diseases
  • Criminal background check
  • Current CPR certification for health care providers from the American Heart Association or Professional Rescuer from the Red Cross
  • Nursing Liability Insurance
  • Attend mandatory orientation session
State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 90.04%
Average number of students tested annually: 90
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 Tidewater Community College as reported by Virginia state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 91 90.1 74.97
2011 100 93 87.83
2010 77 87.01 86.26
2009 92 91.3 87.33
2008 48 97.9 84.97
2007 79 86.1 82.16

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Tidewater Community College
121 College Place
Norfolk, VA 23510