U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Kingston Elementary and Old Donation School as the No. 1 elementary and middle schools in Virginia. Old Donation School, which has students in grades two through eight and is the home of the Edward E. Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics & Arts, was also ranked as the No. 2 elementary school in the state.
Licensed Practical Nursing
Where Nursing is both an art and a science:
If you want to make a true difference in the lives of others, check out Practical Nursing, an 18-month (three HS credit program) open to high school seniors and adults, where you will learn many of the skills the health profession is seeking in qualified candidates! You will learn in a state-of-the-art lab and on-site at hospitals for real clinical experiences. At the completion of the second nine months, successful graduates of the Practical Nursing program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination - PN, which will allow graduates to be licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Virginia Board of Nursing. Students will also prepare for the Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination.
Established in 1972, VBSPN offers over 45 years of experience producing top quality nurses who serve the community locally, the military and abroad. Our small class sizes ensure that each student is afforded personalized attention with hands-on instruction in our state-of-the-art simulation lab and at various clinical facilities.
VBSPN is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing, 9960 Maryland Dr. #300, Richmond, VA 23233, (804) 367-4515 through April 2031. VBSPN maintains certification from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to offer LPN certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia, through the Virginia Beach City Public School System. Further information about SCHEV certification process can be obtained via www.schev.edu.
We are accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (470) 388-9826 through Fall 2029.
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Forms and Important Information
- Accreditations, Approvals and Certifications
- Adult Applicant Requirements
- Adult Application Form (24 - 25 SY)
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Gainful Employment Disclosure Agreement
- High School Applicant Requirements
- Net Price Calculator
- Physical Requirements and Clinical Requirements
- Program Catalog
- Student Handbook
- VBSPN Program Learning Outcomes
College Financing Plan Information
- Example of an adult living off campus
- Example of a dependent living with a parent
- Cost of Living Allowance
Safety and Security
A safe and secure campus is a high priority at Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Please read the report linked below which describes important information about Campus Safety and outlines your responsibilities as a member, or potential member of our community.
- VB Tech Center Safe School Procedures
- Annual Security and Community Resources
- For more information about Campus Safety and Security Survey, please contact Safe Schools.
All students at the Tech Center have the option to obtain an internship towards the end of their experience here. The philosophy is that there is invaluable knowledge and experience to be gained working side-by-side with a professional in an actual environment. Below are some of the great internships our students have had, thanks to Practical Nursing!
The following organizations are a sampling of those who have offered clinical experiences for our students:
- Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
- Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help
- Saber Autumn care of Chesapeake
- Sentara Southside Hospitals and Sentara Medical Groups
- St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children
Rosa Abbott, Nursing Program Director
Diane Mills, Instructor
Denise Flores, Instructor
Regina Jacobs, Instructor
Carmen Wroton, Instructor
Kathryn Chander, School Office Associate