Mountain Empire Community College
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Located in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Mountain Empire Community College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 year to complete.
The institution is part of Virginia Community College System that operates 10 campuses in Weyers Cave, Lynchburg, Clifton Forge, Danville, Melfa, Locust Grove, Richmond, Chester, Middletown, Big Stone Gap.
Mountain Empire Community College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).
Mountain Empire Community College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $4,133 and fees $345. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $9,431 and $945 respectively.
|Campus LocaleTown: Distant|
|Student to Faculty Ratio25:1|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|Business ModelNot for Profit|
|On Campus Housing-|
Nursing Programs Offered
The Mountain Empire Community College Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare practitioners for entry level roles in the nursing profession. The program is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing.
The program offers opportunities for employment in a range of healthcare facilities as well as allowing for advance education to purse a degree as a Registered Nurse.
Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination to be licensed as a practical nurse.
- High school diploma or GED equivalency scores
- College placement examination
- Completion of science and math requirements
- Completion of all required developmental work
The admission process to the program is a selective process open to all mentally and physically fit students who are capable of performing as nurse practitioners.
Students admitted into the program will be notified by the selection services of the college to submit the second phase admission requirements of the college:
- Personal statement explaining motives in becoming an LPN
- Complete TEAS V
- Complete general education requirements
- Complete designated physical examination, including immunization series
Students accepted into the program will be notified by mail and will receive a copy of physical examination forms to be returned at orientation.
NCLEX-PN Passrate History
NCLEX-PN passrate history of Mountain Empire Community College as reported by Virginia state board of nursing.
Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year
|Program name||Degree type||Graduates|
|Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training||Certificate||12|
|Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training||Certificate||28|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse||Associate's degree||40|
Nearby Nursing Schools
The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Mountain Empire Community College
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
15.32 miles away
Northeast State Community College
32.04 miles away
Hazard Community and Technical College
34.78 miles away
Virginia Highlands Community College
43.23 miles away
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton
46.64 miles away
Walters State Community College
52.35 miles away
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Morristown
53.98 miles away
Southwest Virginia Community College
54.1 miles away
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
57.49 miles away
Mayland Community College
75.75 miles away
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs (Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program)|
06/01/1976 - Current
Cost (Net Price)
$6,460Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
|Less than 30k$5,566|
|30k to 48k$6,023|
|48k to 75k$7,384|
|75k to 110k$7,762|
Financial Aid & Loan
Students receiving any grant or scholarship aid
Students Who receive Pell Grants
Federal Student Loans
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing