Step 1. Review the AAS Nursing Checklist

Review all the requirements to apply to the program using this checklist to ensure you have met the qualifications to attend an information session and apply to the program. Questions about the requirements for the program may be directed to the School of Health Professions office at 804-523-5375 or and scheduling an appointment with an academic advisor. More information including all current AAS Nursing Program policies can be found in the 2023-2024 Student Handbook.

Step 2: Participate in an information session and complete the HESI exam

Nursing AAS Program - If you are applying for the Nursing AAS program, please watch the following Nursing Information Session video that has been provided by our faculty prior to submitting your application to the program. This video will review program information and clarify any questions students may have about the admissions process.

LPN to RN Program - If you are a currently a Licensed Practical Nurse and are applying to the LPN to RN program, it is highly recommended that you attend one of the live information sessions provided throughout the year. Here are the current session meeting times, dates and location. More options will post as they become available.

Please use the Zoom link below to participate in either session. No registration is needed.
LPN to RN Information Session - Join Zoom Mar 20, 2024 at 4pm EST.
LPN to RN Information Session - Join Zoom Apr 17, 2024 at 4pm EST.

HESI Exams - The HESI exams are available to purchase online and to be taken at the Reynolds testing center at the Parham Road Campus or the Downtown Campus. Appointments are required. Please see the Registered Nursing HESI Testing page for full details. Please use the payment IDs and follow the instructions to create an evolve account, pay for the HESI AAS Nursing Entrance or Mid-Curricular exams, and schedule testing appointments. 

Step 3: Request the Nursing program application

You may request an application for the AAS Nursing program or the LPN-RN Advanced Placement Option using the email address below and please allow 3 business days for a response. Please identify which application you want in the email when you contact us.

(Please Note: Application requests and submissions will only be accepted from a VCCS student email account. Correspondence regarding the application cannot be provided if it is received from an outside email account address)

  Additional Notes:

  • Each Information Session will focus on questions & answers for potential  AAS degree nursing applicants.
  • The application deadline for starting the AAS Nursing or LPN to RN programs in the Fall semester (August) is the 3 rd Monday in May. Application deadline to start the AAS Nursing program in the Spring semester (January) is the 3 rd Monday in August each year.   Update as of May 29, 2024 - LPN-RN program fall 2024 application deadline has been extended to June 21, 2024
  • Applications are to be submitted electronically, including copies of all the student's required documents in PDF form. Please follow the instructions on the application carefully.
  • For inquiries about the applications only email the Nursing Admissions Specialist at All other inquiries may be directed to the School of Health Professions office at