The Associate in Science (ASN) Degree nursing program at River Valley Community College requires 2 years of focused nursing courses and co-requisite/general education courses which may be completed prior to or sequentially concurrent with program enrollment. The ASN Degree nursing program at River Valley Community College is approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing (NHBON).
Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate will earn an ASN degree and is eligible to apply to the New Hampshire Board of Nursing (NHBON) and Pearson VUE NCLEX Candidate Services for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Priority application deadline is December 31 of each year for subsequent Fall Semester acceptance; however, students will be accepted on a rolling admission basis until all course slots are full.
Our application process is here:
COVID-19 updates (as of January 10, 2021):
1) Interested students are required to view a mandatory nursing informational session. Nursing informational sessions are now online – please view here: Nursing Informational Session Presentation
2) Prospective applicants must take the Test of Essential Academic Skill (TEAS), and achieve scoring benchmarks in all 4 content areas.
*Update as of 12/07/20 – due to increasing COVID-19 cases in New Hampshire, all TEAS exams will be remote at present time. As time progresses, the TEAS testing process will be re-evaluated to determine if in-person testing can be safely resumed.
- Register for the TEAS test at http://atitesting.com
- Ensure to select “River Valley CC ADN” as the institution when registering for the TEAS, and select “TEAS for Nursing Students” if asked. Estimated cost is $107.00 (not including tax).
- Remote TEAS testers will need to have free Proctorio proctoring software installed on testing computers prior to testing. The Proctorio Quick Start Guide is here: Proctorio Remote Quick Start Guide
- Select a TEAS date – at present, 2021 dates are as follows:
- April: 13 & 28
- May: 11 & 26
- June: 8 & 23
- July: 6 & 21
- August: 3, 18, & 31
- September: 15 & 28
- October: 13 & 26
- November: 10 & 24
- December: 8 & 21
TEAS questions may be directed to Joyce Hamilton, ASN-RN Department secretary, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have further questions, click on the light blue-colored “Request Information” button located on the right side of your screen (if on a computer), or below (if on a mobile device).
RVCC also offers a Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program. Details here: RVCC LPN Program Link
Nursing Department Mission
The Associate in Science Degree nursing program at River Valley Community College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for River Valley Community College’s Associate in Science Degree nursing program is Initial Accreditation in 2016.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at:
Questions about accreditation should be addressed to ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone (404) 975-5000.
The Associate in Science Degree nursing program at River Valley Community College meets the state education requirements for Registered Nurse licensure in the states of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. River Valley Community College has not determined if the Associate in Science Degree nursing program at River Valley Community College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Contact the state regulatory agency for nursing in any other state for which this information is needed.
The New Hampshire Board of Nursing’s licensing regulations may restrict candidates who have been involved in civil or criminal legal proceedings. Questions about licensing restrictions should be addressed to the New Hampshire Board of Nursing, 7 Eagle Square, Concord, NH 03301.