Thomas Nelson Community College

Hampton, VA 23666

Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) is located in Hampton, Virginia with the secondary campus being located in James City County. This two-year college was established in 1968. The school is a part of the Virginia Community College System and is the fourth-largest community college in all of Virginia. There are various associate’s degree and certificate programs to choose from. Students often attend TNCC to take care of the first two years of their college education before transferring over to four-year state colleges or universities. TNCC is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The TNCC nursing program is designed to prepare nursing students to become entry-level registered nurses. This associate’s degree in nursing program gives students the chance to learn all of the right skills that they will need in their professional lives. Nursing students in this program will be completing 500 hours of clinical instruction at local healthcare facilities. It gives students the hands-on experience that they need in order to help patients to the best of their abilities. This nursing program is approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).


Campus LocaleMidsize City
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Certificate 2 28
Associate's degree 8 49
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
11/01/1993 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$144/credit
In State Students$144/credit
Out of State Students$320/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,480 $6,480 $14,400
ADN 70 $10,080 $10,080 $22,400
BSN 125 $18,000 $18,000 $40,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 65% of Thomas Nelson Community College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 47% $4,046
Other Federal Grant 5% $941
State Grant & Scholarships 38% $1,085
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 3% $1,520
Federal Student Loans 23% $4,395
Private Loans -- $4,875


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,170
$30,001 to $48,000$6,584
$48,001 to $75,000$8,062
$75,001 to $110,000$10,685
Over $110,000$11,478

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

Relevant scholarships

Nurses Scholarship - American Legion Auxiliary Department of virginia

Applicants must be daughters, sons grandsons, etc of veterans who served during eligibility dates for membership in the american legion.

Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Merit Award

A $400.00 nursing education merit award shall be given annually by the Iowa Department of the American Legion Auxiliary in memory of the late Mary Virginia Macrae, who served as the first ...

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Virginia Past Presidents Parley Nurses Scholarship

Applicants must be daughters, sons, grandsons, etc. of veterans who served during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. Applicants must be in their senior year or graduates of ...

Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship

Candidates must be residents of Newport County, and a graduate from a high school in Rhode Island. Scholarships are open to individuals accepted into, and in attendance at any accredited nursing ...

Genevieve Saran Richmond Award

This scholarship has been donated by Leslie and Virginia Fiur to a nursing student with a disability.

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.

Thomas Nelson Community College
99 Thomas Nelson Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

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