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 registered nursing program at Brightpoint Community College at the Chester Campus located in Chester, Virginia is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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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 fall application period is January 1 - April 1, 2024. Accepted students will start Fall 2024.

Prospective Students - LPN to RN Bridge Program

Current and Prospective Students

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 Nursing and Allied Health

Chester Campus


Beacon Hall, Room B150