Buchanan County Public Schools

The Buchanan County Public Schools offers a practical nursing program that offers quality nursing program.

The program accepts students at the beginning of each academic year.

Admission Requirements:

  • Submit formal application
  • Official high school transcripts or GED equivalency certificate
  • Proof of mental and physical health  (physical and dental examination)
  • Two personal references
  • Satisfactory score on entrance test

Admission to the practical nursing program is open to all high school seniors and qualified adults with priority given to high school seniors who are residents in the county. Qualified adults who are country residents are selected to fill vacancies after the admission process for high school applicants are concluded.

Every applicant is to be interviewed by a member of the selection committee before final acceptance in the program. Applicants need to be able to start clinical experiences at the date established by the college.  

Applicants accepted into the program will be required to submit to a Criminal Record Check. Students will also be required to agree to comply with Drug and Alcohol Free Environment Policy by signing the pre-clinical and clinical policy admission.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 86.33%
Average number of students tested annually: 14
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

NCLEX PN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX PN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Buchanan County Public Schools as reported by Virginia state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2011 18 83.3 87.83
2010 10 90 86.26
2009 14 85.7 87.33
2008 18 94.4 84.97
2007 13 92.3 82.16
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Buchanan County Public Schools
1124 Almarine Drive
Grundy, VA 24614-0833
(276) 935-4541

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