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 related work experience. 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 (including 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. Anatomy & Physiology courses (BIO 141 & BIO 142 must have been taken within the past 7 years (not before Fall 2014 session for August 2021 admissions) to be considered.
  • Completed the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Test and earned a score of 45 or higher on each of the sections. Note that successful applicants usually score in the 80s or 90s.

Clinical Admissions Cycle for Fall 2021

  • Application Form
  • Kaplan Nursing Entrance Testing Registration closes on Friday, December 11 at 5:00 pm.
    The Kaplan Nursing Admissions Test is available free of charge to students during the weeks of 11/2/2020 – 12/14/2020. Scheduling is by appointment only, on a first-come-first-served basis. Candidates may choose to have the exam proctored in person on the BRCC campus or remotely via Zoom.
    In-person session dates/times:
    9am-12pm on: December 18
    1pm-4pm on: December 8, 17
    Virtual/Zoom session dates/times:
    1pm-4pm on: December 5, 12, 14
    Registration and scheduling for the test must be completed by BRCC staff. To start the process, please complete the registration form. Candidates will receive an email response from the testing center confirming the student’s appointment.
  • Non-VCCS college transcripts (high school not needed) received by Admissions & Records: January 4, 2021
  • Transcript Evaluation Form (non-BRCC college credits) submitted: January 4, 2021
  • Application deadline: January 25, 2021 by 3:00 p.m.
  • Clinical courses begin: August 2021 (Traditional Program) or January 2022 (LPN-RN Transition)

Accepted Clinical Student Requirements

New Nursing Student Orientation

New nursing clinical students will attend a student orientation in the summer before their enrollment begins.

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 after program admittance.

  • 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.