Welcome to the VCTC Practical Nursing Program, we are glad you are here.
The first step is to sign up at VCTC to take the entrance exam. You will need to sign up via phone (540-245-5002) or in person at VCTC. There is a $75.00 non refundable fee due at registration to pay for your entrance exam. This fee can be paid using credit/debit card or cash. No checks accepted for registration. Sign up early to secure date of your choice.
TESTING BEGINS AT TIME STATED. PLAN TO ARRIVE 20 MINUTES EARLY. AFTER EXAM STARTS, THERE WILL BE NO LATE ENTRIES.
Please make sure that you have set up an account with ATI through the ATI Website. The instructions on how to do this can be found in the "Before Admission Testing" folder. Follow the instructions carefully. You only need to create an account and have a valid user name and password. You will not pick a location. The testing takes place at VCTC on your chosen date. If you do not have the preregistration done with a working login and password, you will not be able to test on that day and will have to reschedule to test on another day. Please note that testing spots are limited, if an open testing slot is not available, you may not be able to test, no refunds will be issued.
The ATI TEAS measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. Please note the following policy statement as it relates to taking the entrance exam multiple times.
"ATI's best practice to follow for administering ATI TEAS retakes, to help ensure students' best results, is to limit the number of retakes per year with remediation periods between retakes. Each student should be limited to three retakes in 1 year. The suggested remediation period is no fewer than 2 weeks to 30 days, which is an appropriate time length to remediate between attempts and follows the majority of instututions' remediation period."