Are you motivated to find a career that will allow you to make
a greater contribution to society? Do you want a profession that provides for
continued growth and opportunity for change? Do you find health topics
fascinating and have compassion for individuals attempting to overcome injury or
illness? If you answered "yes" to all of these questions, the nursing may be for
you. Danville Community College offers the Practical Nursing curriculum which is
designed to prepare beginning practitioners with the knowledge and skills to
care for clients of all age groups. In Virginia, a state license is required for
this profession. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take
the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN).
Certain criminal convictions may prevent licensure as a nurse or certification as a nurse aide in Virginia. Criminal convictions may also prohibit employment in certain health care settings.
Students convicted of any felony or any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude/barrier crimes do not qualify for the Nursing Program at DCC. The clinical facilities will not allow students to complete clinical hours and students will not be able to meet the Virginia Board of Nursing requirements of direct clinical hours, nor meet the credit requirement for graduation.
For more information consult the College Catalog.