The nursing program, approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing, leads to a bachelor of science degree and qualifies students who wish to become registered nurses to take the National Council Licensing Examination.
If you plan to major in nursing, you are encouraged to apply early as the program is competitive and space is limited.
Nursing applications may only be submitted for the fall semester.
Step 1: Apply
You must indicate nursing as your intended major. There is no separate application for the nursing major; however, your file will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee and the director of the nursing program.
April 1 (the nursing program enrolls in fall semesters only)
Step 2: Submit Your Application Materials
- Official college transcripts
Transcripts must be mailed directly from the registrar’s office of each college/university you have attended. Concealing previous attendance at a post-secondary institution is considered an honor code violation and will result in the cancellation of your application and admission.
- TEAS Scores
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is offered by ATI Testing. Required minimum total score is 60% and minimum sub-scores in each category are 50%. (If you are not enrolled at a school where the TEAS is offered, you will need to locate a PSI test location. Please visit www.atitesting.com, select “online store” at the top right, then “TEAS at PSI” on the left. Select “Learn More” for steps to register.)
- Prerequisite Courses
Prior to your first semester in the nursing program, you must complete general chemistry with lab with a grade of “C” or higher. You should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and GPA of 3.0 or higher in the general nursing prerequisite courses.
- A personal statement is encouraged.
All courses that applicants have taken will be considered in the admission process, with special emphasis on the following courses:
|LC Nursing Course Name||VCCS Equivalent Course|
|Statistics (Math 222)||Elem Statistics (Math 146, 157 240, 241, 242, 243)|
|Chemistry of Life (Chem 127)||Health Science Chemistry (Chem 111, 112, 121 or 122)|
|Anatomy & Physiology I (Bio 222, 222L)||Anatomy & Physiology I (Biol 141)|
|Anatomy & Physiology II (Bio 223, 223L)||Anatomy & Physiology II (Biol 142)|
|Developmental Psychology (Psyc 241)||Developmental Psychology (Psyc 230, 231, 232)|
|Health Promotion (HP 270)||Nutrition (HLT 230 or HLT 138)|
Certified Background Check
All students who apply must have a criminal background check for admission into the program (Virginia Board of Nursing Regulation 18 VAC 90-20-100).
Acceptance & Next Steps
If accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter from Lynchburg College. This letter will also tell you whether you have been approved to begin and/or continue completing the nursing prerequisites.
In the meantime, get to know the transfer process at LC a little better with the Transfer Student Guide.
Progression in the Major
During the first 2 years of the program, students take General Education and prerequisite courses for the nursing major. Nursing prerequisites for the major include Math 222, Chemistry 127, Biology 222 (with lab), Biology 223 (with lab), Psychology 241, Health Promotion 270, Nursing 220, Nursing 225 (with lab), and Nursing 232 (with lab).
Progression to the upper division is competitive. You must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in nursing pre-requisites and receive grades of “B-” or higher in the nursing courses. You must receive grades of “C” or higher in non-nursing courses.