Published Aug 4, 2005
Greetings! I'm considering a career in nursing and am looking for a good nursing program. Germanna Community College is closer to me, but I can't find any postings on this site about their nursing program. I've checked out their NCLEX scores, but they kind of fluctuate for both schools. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I have some friends who have gone to Germanna. From what I understand, the program works by graduating after 18 months as an LPN, take the exam, work for a while, go back to finish up as RN, take the exam.
I went to Piedmont in C'ville, and their program is 4 semesters - and ends with an RN / AAS degree.
I don't live in that area now, but I could likely get you some emails from people who have gone through that program if you'd like.
Thanks for the information. If any of the previous Germanna graduates could email me, I'd really appreciate it.
I have some friends who have gone to Germanna. From what I understand, the program works by graduating after 18 months as an LPN, take the exam, work for a while, go back to finish up as RN, take the exam. I went to Piedmont in C'ville, and their program is 4 semesters - and ends with an RN / AAS degree.I don't live in that area now, but I could likely get you some emails from people who have gone through that program if you'd like.
I have a friend who goes to germanna for the nursing program and hates it. I also heard there is a REALLY long wait for the nvcc program. I decided to go to career training solutions for my lpn. it takes 17 months. i go mon-thur 6-10pm. Its great so far but i just started on monday lol :chuckle
I am in the LPN program. It is 3 semesters. Program starts in the summer, then you have fall semester and graduate at the end of spring semester. I am going into the 3rd semester. You can then immediately go into their LPN-RN transition program in the summer and start the RN program in the fall. That is 2 semesters long. I know both programs are tough, but I have heard that the LPN Program is tougher because you have to learn so much in 12 months.
One does not need to go thru an LPN program to enter Germanna's RN program.
Germanna Community College
Can't speak for Germanna, but I am in the NVCC program and when I applied for the Fall of 2007, there was no wait. Everyone who applied got in. Don't know if that has changed, but "really long wait" doesn't sound accurate.
Best of luck!
Hi, I went to Germanna and graduated in '04. with my ADS nursing, RN. Loved the program. Any nursing program is going to kick your butt, there is no way around it. It's meant to. and when you graduate you will be so thankful they did!! NCLEX will be a breese because you studied and worked so hard for it. I still keep in touch with the professors, work with the clinical professors at MWH, and precept myself. The program is top notch top notch. Most community college programs have a wait list so make sure that you have all your ducks in a row before you apply. Key thing to know, it's not only about where you go to school but where you do your clinicals. NCVV will make you travel to NoVa and D.C for clinicals b/c they have contracts with those facilities. Germanna is MWH, Culpeper, Faquier name a few. Everyone can choose the location of choose any where in the U.S. for an internship during the summer. I went to INOVA fairfax for the experience. There are a million things i could tell you that would be very helpful as you make your decision. Contact me at if you want to chat!!
Emily Neigh, BSN, RN
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