Southside Virginia Community College - Farmville Campus

The Southside Virginia Community College Practical Nursing program is to prepare students for entry level jobs as nurse practitioners

Graduates who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination to become a licensed a Practical Nurse.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Completed Application
  2. High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  3. SVCC placement exam (with reading, writing and math components)
  4. High school Science and Math requirements
  5. TEAS V Nursing Pre-admission exam

Application deadlines for the program are the 15th of October for enrollment in January and the 15th of May for enrollment in August. The application process gives priority to qualified applicants who are residents in the college service area.

Applicants accepted into the program are expected to meet the following program specific requirements:

  • Full physical examination with laboratory works and immunizations by the first day of enrollment
  • Current CPR certification for health care providers from the American Heart Association to be kept current through the period of enrollment
  • Criminal background check
  • Urine drug screening

Students who do not meet these requirements before the first day of enrollment may not be able to take part in clinical trials or be denied licensure by the licensing body.


State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 82.09%
Average number of students tested annually: 22
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 Southside Virginia Community College - Farmville Campus as reported by Virginia state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 27 70.37 74.97
2011 15 93.3 87.83
2010 23 82.61 86.26
2009 15 93.33 87.33
2008 16 87.5 84.97
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Southside Virginia Community College - Farmville Campus
1803 Cobb Street
Farmville, VA 23901
(434) 392-1834

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