Tazewell County Career and Technical Center

The Tazewell County Career and Technical School Practical Nursing Program is offered in cooperation with the county school board and the selected hospitals. The program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing and the Virginia Board of Education.

The practical nursing program is open to high school seniors and qualified adults who are residents of Tazewell County and surrounding counties. Out of State applicants are only considered for the program if there is space available.

The nursing program is divided into two nine month phases with the first phase offered at TCCTC, for three hours a day, Monday through Friday. The Clinical phase of the program commences in July and is offered in five full academic days a week.

The schedule for the second phase of the program includes theoretical in class room instruction and clinical experience in a range of different healthcare settings.

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

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission is open to rising high school seniors and adults who have a high school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  2. High school transcripts
  3. Standardized test scores
  4. Physical examination including testing for tuberculosis
  5. Personal references
  6. Pre Entrance examinations 



State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 93.33%
Average number of students tested annually: 10
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 Tazewell County Career and Technical Center as reported by Virginia state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 10 100 74.97
2011 15 100 87.83
2010 5 80 86.26
2009 10 100 87.33
2008 9 88.8 84.97
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Tazewell County Career and Technical Center
114 Maplewood Lane
Tazewell, VA 24651
(276) 596-6650

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