Chesapeake Center for Science and Technology

The Chesapeake Center for Science and Technology offers an 18 nursing program designed for qualified adults and high school seniors. The Practical Nursing Program offered in two parts is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

Students who successfully complete the program earn a certificate of completion and are eligible to apply to sit for the National Licensure Examination to be licensed practical nurses.

The curriculum concentrates on various elements incorporating human anatomy, nutrition, medical-surgical nursing, and drug therapy amongst other fundamentals of nursing. Students are offered a limited opportunity for practical experience at clinical rotations offered at local healthcare facilities.

Chesapeake is affiliated with Chesapeake General Hospital and the Naval Medical Center as well as two long term care institutions in the local community.


  1. High school students can apply through their guidance counselor provided that they can show proof of a 2.0 minimum grade point average and successful completion of science and math requirements
  2. Adults applying to the program should show proof of: 
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  • Complete preadmission examination (reading and math skills)

The program accepts students once every year in the fall semester. Students graduate from the program in April. 

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 83.85%
Average number of students tested annually: 13
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 Chesapeake Center for Science and Technology as reported by Virginia state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2011 12 83.3 87.83
2010 17 88.24 86.26
2009 10 80 87.33
2008 11 90.9 84.97
2007 9 100 82.16
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Chesapeake Center for Science and Technology
1617 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 547-0134