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

Featured Links

  1. Concept Based Curriculum
  2. Virginia Board of Nursing Order
  3. ACEN Letter October 11 2019

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

Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
RN Program 82.35% 74.07% 77.27% 78.57% 90.32%
LPN-RN Bridge Program 100% 70% Combined Combined Combined

Per regulation 18 VAC 90-27-210 (B) of the Virginia Board of Nursing, PDCCC’s ADN program is on Conditional Approval.

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

Graduation Rates:
PDC admits 30 Traditional Students and 10 Transition Students (LPN-RN) per year.

Graduates 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 5 Year Average
Nursing 23 22 38 22 28 27

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 Spring 2017
Nursing 87%
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 Medical Management Service Inc, Franklin Hospital Corp, Sentara Healthcare, Children’s Hospital of the King Daughter, Care Advantage, Windsor Facility Operations, Chesapeake Hospital, Better Care Family Homes Armor Correctional Health, Bio Medical Applications, Franklin Hospital Corp, Maryview Hospital, Sentara Healthcare, The Village at Woods Edge
Quarterly Wages Range $4,005 to $17,463 $1,710 to $18,846 $422 to $18,618 $2,503 to $16,858

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.