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Your future as a registered nurse awaits

Let Tidewater Community College’s nationally accredited Beazley School of Nursing get you started in one of the most rewarding, in-demand careers in health care. Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions and provide information and support to patients and their family members during an illness. A career in nursing offers endless opportunities for professional advancement in areas such as research, advanced practice nursing, teaching, and health policy. LPN to RN placement is available.

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Portsmouth Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Nursing

State-of-the-art classrooms, small class sizes, simulation labs and dedicated faculty make TCC’s nursing program your best choice to launch a high-paying and rewarding career as a registered nurse.

Additional Program Information:

TCC’s Beazley School of Nursing program has been awarded Continuing Accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.


Admission to the nursing program is very selective and requires a separate application in addition to general admission to the college.

Applications are accepted July 15 to August 15 for spring admission and January 15 to February 15 for fall admission.

To qualify for this competitive program, you will need to familiarize yourself with admissions requirements and procedures in the program packet.

Applicants must also attend a mandatory information session. View upcoming nursing information sessions.

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TCC offers an accelerated Advance Placement track for LPNs who have graduated from accredited programs recognized by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

This program prepares students to sit for professional exams and/or apply for professional licensure that is required for employment in the related occupation in Virginia. If you live or move outside of Virginia, you must consult with the program lead to confirm whether the program will meet your state’s requirements prior to enrolling in courses. Visit this website to learn more.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • are strong in science and math
  • enjoy patient interaction
  • have excellent communication skills