Fairfax County School of Practical Nursing

Health & Medical Sciences

The Fairfax County School of Practical Nursing is offered in two parts over a full year. The program accepts students in the spring and fall semesters.

The nursing curriculum includes preclinical elements that can be taken by high school seniors. The nursing courses concentrate in ensuring competency to enable students to become efficient providers of direct patient care.  

Students who successfully complete both sections of the level one Practical Nursing program and the additional clinical requirements offered in the summer semester will be eligible to apply to sit for the Certified Nursing Assistant.

Theoretical nursing classes are offered at Falls Church Academy and clinical practice experiences are offered at various healthcare facilities within the community.

Admission Requirements:

PRIMARY PREREQUISITES (Postgraduate adult):

  • Virginia residency
  • High School diploma or GED 
  • Verification of non-US diploma
  • Pre-entrance examination (TEAS-PN)
  • Criminal background check & drug screen Students accepted into the program are required to submit immunization records and other requirements for clinical participation. Students will also be required to submit insurance for health and accident.

The clinical part of the program is a full time study program given Monday through Friday with students taking part in clinical rotations, classroom instruction and laboratory experience. The curriculum encompasses advanced nursing theory to prepare students to be eligible to sit for the state licensing examination for practical nurses. 

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 91.17%
Average number of students tested annually: 11
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 Fairfax County School of Practical Nursing as reported by Virginia state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2011 13 84.6 87.83
2010 11 100 86.26
2009 9 88.9 87.33
2008 14 78.5 84.97
2007 18 55.6 82.16
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Fairfax County School of Practical Nursing
3877 Fairfax Ridge Road - 3rd Floor
Fairfax, VA 22030
(571) 423-4555

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