RN Registered Nursing

The RN Program

Degree: Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (AAS-Nursing)

Length of Program: Two year involving 4 Semesters

The concept of our program is to provide an opportunity for those interested in a nursing career to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience of the scope of practice of the Registered Nurse. Upon completion of the program, graduates have met the educational requirements necessary to be eligible to take the national examination for registered nurse licensure, the NCLEX-RN.

Below is the Information Packet and an Electronic Application Form. By entering the two digits electronically on the application, you are also stating that you have read the information packet and agree to abide by the requirements specified.

Registered Nursing Program Application Form

Registered Nursing Program Information

2017 – 2018 Nursing Student Handbook


The passage rates for PDCCC Nursing Program for the past 5 years

Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
RN Program 88% 80% 86.7% 82.35% 76.8%
LPN-RN Bridge Program 66.7% 90% 87.5% 100% 70%

The ADN/RN program has been awarded accreditation through Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta Georgia 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

Associate Degree Nursing Program RN Retention Rates

Program Retention 2009-2010
Retained in 2010-2011
2010-2011
Retained in
2011-2012
2011-2012
Retained in
2012-2013
2012-2013
Retained in
2013-2014
2013-2014
Retained in
2014-2015
5-Year Average
Nursing 78% 68% 69% 68% 69% 71%

Associate Degree Nursing Program RN Graduation Rates

Year Traditional RN Program LPN-RN Program
2014 50% 75%
2015 56.7% 44.4%
2016 75% 81.3%

PDCCC three-year mean:

  • 60.6% Traditional
  • 66.9% LPN-RN
  • 63.8% combined programs

The data below represents the percentages of those nursing graduates who were employed within or six months of their graduation.

Spring 2014 Spring 2015 Spring 2016
Nursing 87% 86% 100%
Employers Bon Secours Richmond, Heartland Employment Services, United Church Ret Home Inc., Southampton Memorial Hospital, Kindred Nursing Center, Sentara Healthcare, Amor Correctional Health, Maryview Hospital, Sentara Obici Amb Surgery, Correctional Medical Services Inc., Medical Facilities of America, Care Advantage Medical Management Service Inc., Family First Home Care, Sentara Healthcare, Renal Treatment Center, Riverside Regional Medical Center, Amor Correctional Health Sentara Healthcare:
Obici Hospital
Heart Hospital
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughter
NowCare Urgent Care
TriStar Skyline Medical Center (TN)
Quarterly Wages Range $4,005 to $17,463 $1,710 to $18,846 Data Unavailable

SCHEV Productivity: The Nursing program meets the SCHEV three year productivity standards for both enrollment and graduates. The SCHEV productivity standards are based on the size (FTE) of the college and the type of degree program and certificate. The standard for AAS Health Technologies programs is 7 FTE and 5 graduates.