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 high school and 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.

Full and Part-time Program Clinical Admissions Dates

  • Application cycle for fall 2018 is closed.
  • Application cycle for fall 2019 opens July 2018 with the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Test.  Test may be taken in the Testing Center July 2 - December 7 before 3:00 p.m. 
  • Application forms available online: October 1, 2018.
  • Application deadline: January 24, 2019 by 3:00 p.m.

LPN-RN Program Clinical Admissions Dates

  • LPN-RN program students begin clinical work January 2019; application cycle for 2019 is closed.

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

Applicant Interviews

Clinical applicants may be requested to interview before a final decision regarding acceptance into the clinical portion of the Nursing Program.  Watch for and respond promptly to a VCCS Gmail invitation to meet with program faculty. Conversation length is 10 -15 minutes. You are encouraged to dress in business professional attire (no sandals, flip flops,  jeans, tank tops). Consider this the first nursing job interview and conduct yourself as such.

You will be awarded points based on appearance and behavior, interpersonal skills, potential as a nurse, and articulate answers to questions.

Accepted Clinical Student Requirements

New Nursing Student Orientation

New nursing fall clinical students will attend a student orientation in the summer of 2018: 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.