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Centra College of Nursing is committed to providing excellent care to individuals, families, and patients in the community through the development of professional nurses. Graduates will be prepared to engage in best practices through critical thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration, and building community relationships. They will function as effective members of an interdisciplinary team in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing healthcare environment andwill be recognized for their quality and service to the profession of nursing.

The college offers four nursing programs 

 

The mission of Centra College of Nursing is to incorporate the various aspects of the Professional Practice Model developed and implemented by Centra for the purpose of educating nursing students to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care based on best practices. 

In keeping with this Professional Practice Model, the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, Associate Degree in Nursing program, Practical Nursing program, and the Nurse Aide Education Program:

  • Focus on the patient and family as the center of the nurse’s work.
  • Are based on Professional Standards and Professional Development.
  • Are based on Service Excellence which incorporates patient-centered care.
  • Provide learning about the healthcare environment and clinical microsystem, and the care delivery models used in each system.
  • Focus on teamwork and collaboration.
  • Take a developmental approach to teaching based on Benner’s theory of Novice to Expert.
  • Address outcomes management by focusing on best practices for better patient outcomes. Students learn about the importance of outcomes, not only as they relate to patient care, but also as they relate to their growth as a nursing student as they progress through the program. The faculty will role model the use of course and end of program student learning outcomes as the basis for teaching/learning strategies. This serves as a lived experience for students regarding the importance of managing and measuring outcomes in professional practice.

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements
Enrollment Requirements

Students in any of our four programs must meet these enrollment requirements in order to be considered for admission. Please visit the individual program pages for specific admission requirements. 

Enrollment Requirements
  • Return Enrollment Agreement and Registration Fee
  • Background check and drug screen
  • Valid CPR card for AHA Healthcare Provider
  • Verification of required immunizations
  • Attendance at mandatory orientations
Enrollment Agreement and Registration Fees

Registration fees and signed enrollment agreements must be returned within the specified time as included in the letter of acceptance.

Background Check and Drug Screen

In order to comply with the Joint Commission accreditation standards, clinical sites and affiliates require background checks on all students. Following acceptance to the Centra College of Nursing, students will be required to complete forms for the background check. Failure to complete the forms and/or return them by the deadline, refusal for a background check, failure to disclose information or unacceptable report will result in revocation of acceptance. Criminal findings on background checks, including failure to disclose information, may prohibit enrollment into the college.  

Drug screens are completed by a vendor selected by the Centra College of Nursing.  Any negative results, including refusal to be tested, may prohibit enrollment into the college.

CPR Card

American Heart Association BLS Provider or American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card valid for the duration of the program.

Immunizations

Information on required immunizations may be obtained from the Student Health Nurse at Centra College of Nursing.  The individual’s health must permit him/her to meet the physical demands on working conditions required for employment as a nurse.

Orientations

All accepted applicants will be required to attend the full orientations.  Failure to attend the orientations will result in forfeiture of your position in the program.

Application, Forms, and Student Handbook

Application, Forms, and Student Handbook
Application, Forms, and Student Handbook

To apply for our RN, ADN, or LPN programs, you can fill out the application below and return it to us at the Centra College of Nursing

Download the PN, ADN, and RN-to-BSN Packet

*DO NOT APPLY HERE FOR NURSE AIDE PROGRAM. VISIT THE NURSE AIDE EDUCATION PAGE AND CLICK ON THE LINK PROVIDED TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION.

If prerequisites are required for your program, please use the form below and submit your transcripts with application.

Download the Request for Transcript Form

All students must also read, review, and agree to the Centra College Student Handbook

Centra College Student Catalog/Handbook

Enrollment/Graduate Statistics

Enrollment/Graduate Statistics
Enrollment/Graduate Statistics

Current Student Enrollment Fall 2019:

RN-BSN Program: 21
ADN Program: 254
PN Program: 60

Nurse Aide Education Program (Main Campus)  

August 2019-December 2019: 24

Nurse Aide Program (Branch Campus)

February 2019: 4

Number of Graduates for 2018-2019 Academic Year:

RN-BSN Program: 18

=7.5% of all programs

ADN Program: 93

=38.75% of all programs

PN Program: 41

=17.08% of all programs

Nurse Aide Education Program: 88

=36.67% of all programs

NCLEX Pass, Completion and Job Placement Rates

NCLEX Pass, Completion and Job Placement Rates
NCLEX Pass, Completion and Job Placement Rates
NCLEX Rates for ADN and PN:
ADN/RN

NCLEX-RN
First Time Pass Rate

Retention/
Completion Rate
Job Placement
Rate
May 2019 92.8% 88% 74%
Dec 2018 80.39% 88% 74.5%
May 2018 86% 85% 88%
Dec 2017 86% 84.8% 81%
May 2017 100% 90% 100%
Dec. 2016 94.74% 79.2% 100%
May 2016 89.18% 86% 81.1%
Dec 2015 100% 86% 95.2%
May 2015 96.96% 90% 94%
Dec 2014 94.14% 90% 90%
May 2014 83.78% 91% 78.9%
Dec 2013 61.9% 91% 90.9%
PN NCLEX-PN
First Time Pass Rate
Retention/
Completion Rate
Job Placement
Rate
Dec 2018 82.35% 83% 80%
Aug 2018 80.9% 65% 85%
Dec 2017 80.9% 73% 80%
Dec 2016 94.74% 86% 89.47%
Dec 2015 90.9% 71% 86%
Dec 2014 86.67% 90.9% 100%
Dec 2013 100% 92% 81.8%
RN-BSN NCLEX-RN 
First Time Pass Rate 
Retention/
Completion Rate
Job Placement
Rate
Dec 2018 N/A 100% 100%
Aug 2018 N/A 71% 100%
Dec 2017 N/A  87% 100%

 

Military & Veteran Recognition

Military & Veteran Recognition
Military & Veteran Recognition

At Centra College of Nursing, we acknowledge the sacrifices made by women and men who serve or have served our country in the military. We are honored to be able to offer students from all branches of the military a 15% tuition discount; the discount is our way of saying "Thank you" for your service to our country.

The tuition discount applies to active-duty service members, reservists/National Guard, Veterans and spouses of these military personnel.*

*Active duty and military reservists/National Guard must provide valid military ID cards with expiration dates. Veterans must supply a copy of DD-214 with an Honorable Discharge. Spouses of active duty and military reservists/National Guard must provide dependent ID card or sponsor's DoD ID card that is not expired.

Consumer Information

Consumer Information
Consumer Information

Final regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 [FR 66665 and FR 66832], by the U. S. Department of Education (the Department), require institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA), to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about their GE Programs.

Currently Centra College of Nursing has one GE Program eligible for Title IV funding: Licensed Practical Nursing Program.

The required information is included in the Gainful Employment Disclosure.

General Information

National Center for Education Statistics (General Information, Characteristics, Enrollment, Financial) or the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

Campus Crime

Campus Crime Statistics are available upon request from the office of the Coordinator, Financial Aid/Enrollment at (434) 200-7033 or at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education. State information of registered sex offenders may be obtained at the Virginia State Police’s Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid information is available upon request from the office of the Coordinator, Financial Aid/Enrollment at (434) 200-7033 or at the U.S. Department of Education Student Loan site or  Federal Student Aid site.

Accreditation

Accreditation
Accreditation

Centra College of Nursing is Certified to Operate by State Council of Higher Education Schools (SCHEV)

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
10th Floor, James Monroe Building
101 N. 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
804.225.2600

The pre-licensure ADN, PN and Nurse Aide Education program are approved by:

Virginia Board of Nursing
Commonwealth of Virginia
Department of Health Professions
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Perimeter Center
Richmond, VA 23230
804.367.4515

Centra College of Nursing holds institutional accreditation through:

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314
North Falls Church, VA 22043
703.917.4109

Centra College of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN, Distance), Associate Degree in Nursing, and Practical Nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

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Branch Campus Location:

Centra College of Nursing (Nurse Aide Education Program)
1613 Oakwood Street
Bedford, VA 24523
Phone: 540.425.7526