The TEAS test is a standardized pre-admission test designed to measure student preparedness for nursing education. The test is offered onsite and remotely through the college testing center. The TEAS should be completed at least four weeks prior to the application period. Test versions are updated every several years and students are required to submit the version currently available in the college testing center. Two attempts prior to the first application are permitted. A third attempt is allowed after a 6-month waiting period. A total of 3 test attempts per version is permitted.

Students must score as Proficient, Advanced, or Exemplary to be eligible to apply to the nursing program. Because admission is competitive, candidates are encouraged to prepare prior to each attempt to obtain their best score.

TEAS evaluate basic academic knowledge in:

  • Reading (39 questions) 
  • English and Language usage (33 questions)
  • Math (34 questions)
  • Science (44 questions)

TEAS include:

  • 209-minute timed assessment
  • 170 multiple-choice questions with 20 unscored pre-test questions

For additional information and to schedule the TEAS, please refer to the Testing Center webpage.

Current Students

Prospective Students - Nursing Program

On your application, you can select Nursing, AAS as your major and will be placed into it based on your agreement of the following:

As a student interested in nursing as my academic major, I understand that when I enroll at Brightpoint Community College, my major may be declared as nursing. I understand that while nursing may be my declared major, I will not be eligible to enroll in any nursing classes (NSG prefix) until I am formally admitted into the AAS Nursing program.  I understand that I must first meet all requirements for admission into the AAS-Nursing program to include: completing all pre-requisite courses with a grade of “C” or better, maintaining a minimum GPA, meeting minimum entrance exam scores, and submitting the official application to the nursing program.  Brightpoint Community College’s  AAS-Nursing program is competitive, and I understand that even if I achieve or exceed minimum entrance requirements, I am not guaranteed admission into the nursing program. If I am not formally admitted to the AAS-Nursing program at Brightpoint Community College, I understand that I will not be allowed to enroll in nursing (NSG) classes and may be removed from the nursing major at that time.

Prospective Students - New Practical Nursing Program

The Practical Nursing Program spring application period is March 1 - March 31, 2023. Accepted students will start Fall 2023.

Prospective Students - LPN to RN Bridge Program

Current and Prospective Students

Pursuant to United States Department of Education (US DOE) regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), the Brightpoint Community College Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program provides the following information for all prospective and current students:

The Brightpoint Community College ADN program meets all Virginia Board of Nursing requirements for pre-licensure nursing education programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, the Brightpoint ADN program meets all requirements for nationally recognized accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing. The AAS-Nursing Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. ACEN can be contacted by Phone: (404) 975-5000, by email or web. The program was last approved in July 2018. There are no accreditation stipulations. The registered nursing program is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233-1463, (804) 367-4515.

The Commonwealth of Virginia participates with 32 other states in the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) National Licensing Compact (NLC) to allow nurses licensed in one state to provide nursing care across state lines in other compact states. The Uniform Licensing Requirements (ULRs) are found at:

States currently in the NLC are found at: Prospective and current students are strongly encouraged to evaluate all state requirements in jurisdictions where they intend to practice nursing. A list of all state requirements is found at:

Brightpoint Community College has not determined if the ADN program meets the requirements of any other states.

This statement serves to meet the USDOE regulation until further notice.

For additional information, contact the Nursing Office: 804-706-6500.

Division of Science, Health and Human Services

Chester and Midlothian Campuses

Chester Campus


Moyar Hall, Room M129

Midlothian Campus

Hamel Hall, Room H320