Nursing career in 2 yrs. RNs are in high demand. Ave salary in our region 50,000. App by Feb 15. Fin Aid is avalible.

Virginia Highlands Community College is a proud partner of the Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program, an associate’s degree program that prepares graduates for careers as a Registered Nurse (RN). The full-time program can be completed in just two years, but a part-time evening and weekend program is also available for those whose busy schedules prevent them from attending full time. VHCC also offers an RN-to-LPN Program on both a full-time and part-time basis.


Our program combines classroom lecture with more than 500 hours of hands-on clinical instruction that prepares our nurses to deliver quality patient care. Graduates are in high demand by our region’s major healthcare systems and earn an average starting salary of $52,280. Many of our graduates have continued their education, earning advanced degrees that lead to even greater earning potential.


Applications are currently being accepted

& financial aid is available.


To be accepted, students must meet the following program requirements prior to applying:

  • Earn a high school diploma or GED
  • Complete the TEAS test with a score of 45 or higher
  • Be in good standing at the college or university most recently attended with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Complete the following general education courses with a GPA of 2.5 or higher prior to applying to the Nursing Program.
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 141)
    • College Composition I (ENG 111)
    • College Success Skills (SDV 100)
    • Developmental Psychology (PSY 230)
    • Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts (1TE 115)


VHCC is committed to student success. Please contact VHCC Student Services at (276) 739-2438 to fulfill these program requirements and learn more about the VHCC Nursing Program application process.


Si necesita ayuda en español, marque el número 276-739-2559.

VHCC is an EEO/AA Institution