Nursing Clinical Component

Enrollment in the clinical component is limited, and admission is selective and competitive. Selection criteria will include Kaplan scores, academic performance in pre-clinical courses, and references. Admission preference is given to residents within BRCC’s service area.

Clinical Admissions

Clinical Admission Requirements

Students who have met the following minimum requirements may submit a clinical application:

  • Sent official transcripts of all coursework taken at non-VCCS colleges attempted or completed (LPN transcripts for students who completed LPN training).
  • Earned a curricular GPA of at least 2.50 if pre-clinical courses have been taken prior to application to the clinical component. All non-nursing courses that have been attempted must be passed with a “C” or better before entering a NUR course.
  • Completed the Nursing Entrance Test with a passing score of 45% or higher. Note that successful applicants usually score in the 80s or 90s.

Clinical Admissions Dates for Fall 2020

  • Application Form available online: October 1, 2019
  • Kaplan Nursing Entrance Test completed in Testing Center: December 17, 2019 before 3:00 p.m.
  • Non-VCCS college transcripts (high school not needed) received by Admissions & Records: January 3, 2020
  • Transcript Evaluation Form (non-BRCC college credits) submitted: January 3, 2020
  • Reference letters (1 employer and 1 Anatomy & Physiology faculty member) submitted: January 23, 2020
  • Application deadline: January 23, 2020 by 3:00 p.m.
  • Clinical courses begin: August 2020

Please call the nursing department if you have any questions about the clinical admissions process.

Accepted Clinical Student Requirements

New Nursing Student Orientation

New nursing fall clinical students will attend a student orientation in the summer of 2019: Date and times: TBA

Post-Acceptance Forms

Before beginning clinical coursework, accepted applicants will need to submit additional paperwork/documentation to the nursing department by the published deadlines (no exceptions for late documents).  Documents and deadlines will be e-mailed to accepted students in spring 2018.

  • Physical & Health Insurance Forms
  • CPR (must keep current)
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • Criminal Background Check Documentation & Completed Drug Screen

Clinical Handbook

Nursing students accepted to the clinical portion of the program should read and understand the requirements and policies outlined in the Clinical Nursing Student Handbook.