Beazley School of Nursing,
Frequently Asked Questions
|How do I apply?
||You must first complete a TCC application. To enroll in the nursing program, you must also submit an Application for Admission to the Registered Nursing Program.
|When I apply to TCC, which campus do I list on my application?
|What is the program code for the TCC application?
|Where do I submit my application to the nursing program?
School of Nursing Applications must be submitted to:
Beazley School of Nursing
Tidewater Community College
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701
|Where do I send copies of my transcripts (official copy of college/university transcript, high school transcript and/or GED) ?
||Transcripts must be submitted with your Nursing Program Application to the Beazley School of NursingNOTE: Official high school and college transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope when you submit your nursing application.
|If I have previously taken courses at another college/university, do I need to submit that transcript?
YES. An official copy of your transcript from the prior college/university must be submitted along with your nursing application.
You must also complete a Request for Evaluation of Transfer Credits and have an official copy of your transcript sent to the following address:
Tidewater Community College
Central Records Office
P.O. Box 9000
Norfolk, VA 23509-9000
|Which orientation course must I take?
||You must take SDV 101 - Orientation to Health Care
|If I have taken a higher level Chemistry course, do I need to take CHM 1?
||NO. If you have taken a higher level CHM course, you
do not need to take the developmental course.
BIO 150 -
Microbiology also meets the CHM 1 requirement.
|Does Ethics (PHI 220) substitute for Social Ethics (PHI 226)?
|What is the deadline to submit an application to the nursing program?
||Applications are accepted February 15th through March 15th for the fall start and August 15th through September 15th for the spring start. The admission deadline for receipt of the complete application packet and all admission documents are March 15th and September 15th each year.
|Approximately how many students apply to the Nursing Program each year?
Approximately 400 students apply each year.
|How many students does the program accept each year?
||Approximately 140 students are accepted per year.
|Does the admissions committee take into account the grades received in my co-requisite courses when determining my acceptance into
the Nursing program?
YES. Applications are
reviewed and strong consideration is given to grades made in
the co-requisite general education courses (English 111 and 112 and BIO 141, 142 and 150). Points
assigned for the letter grades received. Science/Biology courses must be completed within six
years of beginning the first nursing course. For more details about the admissions criteria, please view the Admissions Procedures and Information Booklet.
|If you are not initially accepted into the program, is there a list of alternates?
||YES. Alternates are accepted and traditionally a few will be admitted to the program. You will be notified if you are one of the first alternates.
|When do clinicals begin?
||Clinical hours begin the first semester and continue throughout the program
|How many clinical hours can I expect to spend per semester?
Clinical time varies from course to course. Generally you will spend 6-12 hours two days per week. Clinicals are typically on Tuesday and Thursday. There may also be evening clinicals.
|What is a typical weekly schedule like each semester?
semester usually consists
of Monday/Wednesday lectures and Tuesday/Thursday clinicals.
In addition, community experiences
are usually completed
on varying days throughout the semester.
|Is there an admission test?
||YES. Beginning January 1, 2012, all applicants to the nursing program will be required to take a Nursing Admission Assessment Test which will be available at TCC Testing Centers. Points will be assigned based on the score received. These points will be considered during the selection process. FAQs