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.

ADN/RN Traditional and Advanced Placement Nursing Program Information Packet

RN Traditional and RN Advanced Placement FAQs

Nursing Program Application Checklist

Policy Brief Unvaccinated Nursing Students

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  4. United States Department of Education regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v)

 The Associate Degree nursing program at Paul D. Camp Community College at the Franklin Campus, located in Franklin, Virginia, is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
            3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
            (404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

Application to the ADN/RN Traditional and Advanced Placement Nursing Program

This includes your official transcripts from high school; high school diploma or GED required, and any college that you have attended that have courses we need to consider for your program (including Camp unofficial transcripts), and Healthcare Provider CPR card and the complete application checklist. 

Nursing Advising Session, Fall 2021 reach out to Ms. Taylor:; once the dates are available; Camp will post the dates online. 


RN Applicants: In order to fulfill the requirements of the application process; the following documents are necessary, and your Complete Application Packet must be uploaded online prior to the application deadline. Deadline to submit all required documents to be considered for Admission is the second Friday in March for the upcoming school year. The last date to take the ATI TEAS Entrance Exam is the first Friday in March. 

UPLOAD the following documents: 

1 - High School diploma or GED required  

2- Official transcripts from: 

  • College/University/Trade School 
  • The Nursing Department does not require an official Camp Community College transcript 

3 - Passing National Nursing Program Entrance Exam scores taken within the past 2 years: ATI TEAS, Kaplan or HESI: Camp offers the ATI TEAS Entrance Exam. Passing scores are based on the National scores for each exam; national scores vary each year. 

RN, Traditional, RN, Advanced and LPN ATI TEAS passing scores needed: 45th percentile

Applicants are tested on: Reading, Math, English and Language Usage and student must meet the 45th percentile to qualify. .

4 - Current Healthcare Provider CPR Certification 

5 - Copy of Professional Healthcare License if applicable (LPN or CNA license only) 

6 - Admit One Ticket, proof of attendance to the mandatory advising session, hosted by Ms. Taylor  

7 - Completed application check list 

If required documents are not submitted by the application deadline, then the application will not be considered for review. 

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


Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
RN Program 74.07% 77.27% 78.57% 98.3% 82.35%
LPN-RN Bridge Program 70% Combined Combined Combined Combined

Paul D. Camp’s RN program is granted Full Approval to operate a Registered Nursing Education Program by the Virginia Board of Nursing. 

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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 5 Year Average
Nursing 38 22 28 31 17 27

Program Retention Rates:

Program Retention Year to Year Retention 2015-16 to Fall 2016 Year to Year Retention 2016-17 to Fall 2017 Year to Year Retention 2017-18 to Fall 2018 Year to Year Retention 2018-19 to Fall 2019 Year to Year Retention 2019-20 Fall 2020
Nursing 77%

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 Spring 2018 Spring 2019
Nursing 87% (20/23) 86% (19/22) 61% (23/38) 68.2% (15/22) 61% (15/22) 68% (21/31)
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 Armor Correctional Health, Autumn Corp, Children’s Hospital of the King Daughter, Corizon Health Inc., Franklin Hospital, Maryview Hospital, Medical Management Services Inc., Renal Treatment Center, Sentara Healthcare Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughter, Franklin Hospital, Medical Facilities of America, Sentara Healthcare
Quarterly Wages Range $4,005 to $17,463 $1,710 to $18,846 $422 to $18,618 $2,503 to $16,858 $1,309 to $16,203 $468 to $17,143

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.