Henrico County - Saint Marys Hospital School of Practical Nursing

The Henrico County Public Schools -Saint Mary’s Hospital School of Practical Nursing runs a program designed to prepare students to provide direct nursing care in a range of healthcare settings.

The program is an eighteen program divided into two nine month sections. The first part of the program constitutes the Practical Nursing I program offered at Hermitage Technical Center in morning and afternoon sessions Monday through Friday.

High school seniors can attend their regular school for half of each school day and the other half at the technical center.  

The second half of the Practical Nursing program is a full time program Monday through Friday offering students clinical experience in a range of healthcare settings in the community and at St. Mary's Hospital.

Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council of Licensure to be licensed as a Practical Nurse.

Admission requirements

Admission is open to seniors entering their senior year in Henrico County Public Schools and qualified adults who are either residents of the county or who are employed by the Bon Secours Richmond Health System.

  1. High school seniors are expected to submit a technical center application along with an application to the nursing program
  2. Adults need to submit: 
  • High School Transcript or GED equivalency certificate
  • Three academic or professional references
  • College transcripts
  • Pre admission Examination

Application deadline to the program is the 1st of March for enrollment in September. 


State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 94.41%
Average number of students tested annually: 21
Program accreditations: NLNAC
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 Henrico County - Saint Marys Hospital School of Practical Nursing as reported by Virginia state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 21 95.24 74.97
2011 25 88 87.83
2010 15 100 86.26
2009 20 90 87.33
2008 31 87.1 84.97
What is this?
Henrico County - Saint Marys Hospital School of Practical Nursing
7850 Carousel Lane
Henrico, VA 23294
(804) 781-1810