First-year students must submit:
1. New River CTC Application for Admission
2. Final high school transcript, TASC or GED scores
3. Application for Practical Nursing program

Note: Transfer students must submit all the above information and all official college transcripts to the Office of Admissions
and unofficial transcripts to the Practical Nursing program.

Acceptance into the program is based on these eligibility requirements:
• Admission to New River CTC
• Completion of English 101* with a grade of “C” or above
• Completion of Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology/Lab with a grade of “C” or above
• Completion of Medical Terminology with a grade of “C” or above
• Completion of HESI (the Practical Nursing preadmission examination) with a score of 65% or above
• Have a 2.0 cumulative G.P.A.
*Minimum grade of “C” required. Applicants exceeding academic standards and course requirements will be given first priority for selection.

Application Process
Applications for admission to the Practical Nursing program must be submitted to the Director of Practical Nursing prior to the end of the semester preceding program entry. Potential Practical Nursing students must meet with the practical nursing faculty for academic advising while taking the
prerequisite courses.

Following admission to the Practical Nursing program, all students must complete the following:

  • Criminal background check obtained by nursing faculty during orientation (students responsible for all fees associated with background check).
  • Physical examination with laboratory testing before the first day of class; required forms are sent to students upon admission. Students are responsible for completion of physical exam by healthcare provider of choice and for all associated costs.
  • Drug/alcohol screening conducted during orientation; students responsible for all fees associated with this screening.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support for healthcare providers (BCLS) completed prior to clinical experiences; students responsible for arranging to complete BCLS and for any fees associated with this requirement.
  • Applicants exceeding academic standards will be given first priority for selection.
  • Students are responsible for all fees associated with background and drug screening tests, BCLS courses, and physical examinations. All medical forms and instructions for registering for testing will be provided in the acceptance letter.
  • Admittance into the Practical Nursing Program at New River Community and Technical College does not guarantee that the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses will grant the student licensure. The Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses may deny testing to any applicant proven guilty of certain infractions, such as, but not limited to, fraud, felony, or moral misconduct.