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Nursing Division

Welcome to the Nursing Division. Nursing is an exciting career that offers a variety of tracks for men and women who are committed to learning and helping others.

The nursing profession is facing a critical workforce shortage. If you feel that you would like to embark on this exciting and personally fulfilling career, please listen to the information session for the nursing track of your choice to get all the details you will need to launch your new career in the field of nursing.

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Traditional RN Program Traditional Registered Nurse Track
This is a four-semester track with classes starting in the fall semester, a summer break and graduation at the end of the second spring semester.
Accelerated Hybrid Online Program

Online Hybrid Registered Nurse Track
This is a four semester track that combines synchronous (live) lectures using eNOVA, asynchronous (anytime) Blackboard activities and in-person lab and clinical practice.

LPN to RN Transition Program

Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse Transition Track
This is a four-semester track with extensive prerequisite work required available only to existing LPNs that combines lectures with lab and clinical practice.

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Special Accreditation Status: The Nursing Program at NOVA is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233, Phone: 804.367.4515 and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; Phone: 404.975.5000 or email at

Practical Nursing Program
The MEC Workforce Development Division offers a Practical Nurse Program. It is a 12 month program leading to a certificate in Practical Nursing. It prepares students for licensure through the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-PN). The program has been approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. If you have any questions, please visit the Practical Nursing Program website or call 703.822.6523.

Registered Nurse Return to Practice Course
The MEC Workforce Development and Office of Continuing Education offers a seven-week refresher course for currently licensed registered nurses who are interested in returning to clinical practice. To register or obtain more information, please view the Registered Nurse Return to Practice course description or call the Workforce Development office at 703.822.6523.

The first step to beginning health career training at NOVA/MEC is to attend an information session. Click here for Information Sessions.

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How to Apply

Step by step directions on how to apply to our nursing programs.


View a list of frequently asked questions about our programs.

Nursing Track Deadlines

Nursing Track Deadlines

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