School of Health Professions :: Programs of Study
LPN to Nursing AAS Bridge Program
The Virginia Western Community College Nursing Program's advance placement or "Bridge" program, is designed to grant advanced placement to LPNs who have been admitted to the Virginia Western Community College Associate of Applied Science Nursing Degree program and meet pre-requisite requirements.
Students who meet the eligibility requirements for the advanced placement will take "Bridge" courses in the summer term and then be eligible to take the sophomore level courses and graduate within one (1) academic year with an AAS Degree in Nursing.
This program is designed to recognize the common competencies of nurses and to bridge the difference between LPN and RN knowledge base and to allow these students to finish the AAS program within a two and one-half semester period.
If you are interested in applying to the VWCC Nursing program, we encourage you to explore the information linked in the left menu to learn more about the process. Once your application and transcripts have been reviewed, our office can provide academic guidance to help prepare students for possible entry into this program. If you need further assistance, you may contact our office.
Location: Fralin Center HP 214A or HP 339
Phone: 540-857-6325, 857-6644 or 857-7307
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
Director of Nursing
A.A.S. in Nursing - Northern Virginia Community College, 1999
B.S. in Nursing - George Mason University, 2010
M.S. in Adult Learning & Human Development - Virginia Tech, 2012
M.S. in Nursing - Western Governor's University, 2016
School of Health Professions
Martha Sullivan, Interim Dean