Qualified applicants who were not admitted may reapply for admission
to the Nursing AAS degree program.
|| Submission of official high school transcript, GED, or
certificate of completion of home schooling and college (if applicable) transcripts to
Central Admissions and Records.
||Completion of one unit
of high school biology with a grade of "C" or better;
BIO 1 at Reynolds is the high school equivalent course.
||Completion of one unit
of high school chemistry with a grade of "C" or better; CHM 1 at Reynolds is the high school equivalent course.
||Completion of one
unit of high school or college algebra with a grade of "C" or
better. MTE modules 1 through 6 at Reynolds are the
equivalent of high school algebra.
||Completion of Reynolds' English and mathematics
placement tests and all required developmental
courses based on the test
results. The English test is waived for students with credit for
college English. Students must
demonstrate competency in MTE 1 through MTE 3 on the math
placement test or complete the identified courses on their
placement test results report. Please see the information titled
Placement Test Waivers in the Admission and Enrollment section
of the College Catalog for other waiver criteria.
||Receipt of a "C" grade or better in general education courses taken at Reynolds and any
college courses transferred from another institution to meet the
Nursing AAS degree's curriculum requirements.
||Completion of the Kaplan Nursing Admission
Test with a reading score of at least 73 percent, math score of at least 75
percent, science score of at least 50 percent, and a writing
score of at least 45 percent.
||For spring 2014 application the following are required:
- Students must participate in an information session within 6
months of applying to the program. These mandatory information
sessions are scheduled periodically throughout the semester.
Dates and times are provided on the College website.
- Admission will be ranked on Kaplan admission
scores. The required math score is weighted 30 percent, the
reading score is weighted 30 percent, the science score is
weighted 30 percent, and the writing score is weighted 10
- Students must have completed 15 credits of
general education courses with a grade of "C" or above: BIO 141,
BIO 142, SDV 100, MTH 126, and PSY 230.
- Students are eligible for progression to
the next semester at the conclusion of each course in the
program based on successful completion of the prerequisite and
- Non-nursing courses must be completed
prior to or concurrent with the approved curriculum sequence.
- Once admitted, ENG 111, ITE 115, SOC 200,
and a humanities elective must be completed prior to or within
the identified semester with the co-requisite nursing courses.
- A minimum grade of "C" is required in each
course within the program of study. Students receiving less than
"C" in a general education course will be unable to continue in
the Nursing program until theses grades meet the minimum grade.
Students entering the
Nursing program must possess the following
Sufficient eyesight to observe patients, read
records, manipulate equipment, and visually monitor
patients in dim light.
Sufficient hearing to communicate with
patients and members of a health care delivery
team, monitor patients using electronic equipment,
hear necessary sounds during operation of
equipment, and hear a patient whispering.
Satisfactory speaking, reading, and writing skills
to effectively communicate in English in a timely
Sufficient bilateral finger dexterity to
Ability to lift, stoop, or bend in the
delivery of safe nursing care.
Satisfactory physical strength and endurance to be
on one's feet for extended periods and to move
Satisfactory intellectual and emotional functioning to
ensure patient safety and to exercise independent
judgment and discretion in performing assigned
Application Deadlines for
Entry into NUR 111:
- For spring class, 4th
Monday in September of
by 4 p.m.
- For fall class, 3rd
Monday in May of each year,
by 4 p.m.
Advanced Placement Options: Applicants for advanced placement in the Nursing program are
required to meet all admission requirements. LPNs and transfer students who have
completed one semester of a clinical nursing course are eligible for
advanced placement as noted below:
- An informational packet
for the Nursing AAS degree program with specific information related
to advanced placement for LPNs is available on the college's website
- Transfer students from
other nursing programs may be accepted on a space available basis. High school and college transcripts must be submitted with the
application. Awarding credits for specific nursing courses will be determined by
the Nursing Admission and Transfer Committee. Nursing transfer applicants must have a
written statement indicating that they are in good standing and
eligible to return to the previous institution. Please see the informational
packet for the Nursing AAS degree program with specific information
related to transfer students on the college's website at reynolds.edu.
Expectations: The student is required to complete a sequence of courses and
learning experiences provided at the college and selected community
agencies, such as acute care (hospitals) or long-term care facilities,
clinics, physicians' offices, or comparable agencies and facilities. During these experiences, the Nursing faculty will observe, monitor, and
evaluate the student's ability to achieve program outcomes through direct patient care.
Clinical Contracts: Individual
contracts are in effect with each affiliate clinical agency, and these contracts
differ in requirements for students. In general, contracts include the
|| Clinical agencies reserve
the right to dismiss a student from their agency at any time with
due cause. This will be done with advance notice except in an emergency.
|| Student must wear the
|| Student must follow published hospital policies.
|| Student must meet
health and immunization requirements.
|| The student releases
the facility, its agents, and its employees from any liability for any
injury or death to self or damage to personal property arising out
of the clinical agreement or use of the facility.
|| The student is
financially responsible for any medical care required while in
the clinical setting.
|| The student must have
a current American Heart Association CPR BLS for Health Care
||Student must complete a criminal
background check and drug screen, which may be repeated during the program of study.
Contracts for each agency are
available in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Office in the
division office and may be reviewed by students upon request.
addition to the regular college tuition and fees, the Nursing program requires
Books and Supplies
Physical (student’s own physician)
|CORI and Drug Screening
These costs are approximate and
subject to change. The student should also consider transportation and
parking costs for clinical assignments.
Progression through the
Program: The college offers this
program in affiliation with the healthcare agencies and practitioners in
the communities the college serves. The college relies on its community
affiliates to provide clinical education opportunities for its students,
expert clinical preceptors, and course instructors for many courses. The rapid changes in healthcare law, standards of practice, technology,
and content of credentialing examinations increasingly necessitate
sudden changes in the program’s course content, policies, procedures, and
As a result the college cannot guarantee every
student continuous and uninterrupted clinical and course instruction as
outlined in the printed catalog curriculum for this program. Circumstances beyond the control of the college may necessitate the
postponement of course offerings or changes in the sequencing and/or
location of scheduled courses or clinical assignments. Additionally, the
college may have to change the instructor for courses after instruction
Continuation in the
Grading: Students must
achieve a course grade of C (80) in each nursing course to progress
through the associate degree in nursing program.
- Nursing Courses: Students must achieve a course grade of "C" (80) in each nursing
course to progress.
- General Education
Courses: Students must achieve a grade of "C" in each non-nursing
- As of January 2014,
students may take some general education courses with nursing
courses. Students are eligible for progression to the next semester
at the conclusion of each course in the program based on successful
completion of the prerequisite and co-requisite courses.
- Students who fail any two
nursing courses or are not successful after two attempts (withdraw
or fail) in the same course may not continue in the Nursing program.
Progression Status: J. Sargeant Reynolds
Community College (Reynolds) has entered into an implied contract with all accepted
nursing program students via the Reynolds catalog. The catalog indicates that
once accepted into the nursing program a student can complete the
program within two years, assuming the student attends four consecutive
semesters (summer is a session, not a semester). Continuation in the
program is conditional upon those factors identified in the “Progression
through the Program” statement above.
A Progression 1 student is a student who has
never failed, dropped, withdrawn, or taken a leave of absence for any reason.
A Progression 1 student may register for any available space for a
course for which the student is eligible during the college's assigned
A Progression 2 student is one who has
dropped, withdrawn, failed, or taken a leave of absence. These students have
stopped program progress and will be enrolled based on a random lottery
drawing for available seats. Progression 2 students will not
participate in the college's online registration process. The Nursing AAS
Promotion and Graduation Committee will place these students via a
random lottery drawing into available seats. Progression 2 students
will return to Progression 1
status with the successful completion of the course from which the
student withdrew or failed.
Computer Competency Requirement: Students in this program will meet the college's computer competency
requirement by successfully completing ITE 115. Students can also meet
this requirement by successfully passing the college's computer
competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in
which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115. Students not
passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.
Program Accreditation: The
program is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing and accredited
by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The ACEN may be contacted at 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite
500, Atlanta, GA 30326; (404) 975-5000.