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Beazley School of Nursing, Portsmouth Campus




Where science and technology merge with the art of compassion.

Welcome to the Tidewater Community College Beazley School of Nursing website.  We hope that you will find the information needed to help you get started in the nursing field.  The nursing program at TCC has a long history of promoting excellence in the nursing community.  The program began in 1970 and graduated its first registered nurse class in 1972.  Graduates from the program serve throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States.  The School of Nursing is physically located on the Fred W. Beazley Portsmouth campus.   However, students may take general education courses at any of the four TCC campuses.  Additionally, the Tidewater Community College Beazley School of Nursing program is also offered on the Eastern Shore at Eastern Shore Community College.

As a first step, we recommend that you attend a Required Program Information Session where you can learn more about the application requirements and procedures.  For additional information please feel free to Contact us!

ANNOUNCEMENT: We are now offering an Evening/Weekend Cohort to begin Spring 2015. Applications for this new cohort will be recieved along with all other applications during the next application deadline of July 15 through August 15.




Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (RN)

This track is available to students who wish to pursue careers as Registered Nurses (RN's).  The program requires five full-time semesters of study following admission to the program.


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Articulation Track (LPN to RN)

This track is available to LPN's who have graduated from certain regional programs within the last five years and who have also met the minimum requirements for admission.  It is designed to assist these LPN's with work experience to smoothly and expeditiously move into the Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Advanced Placement Track (LPN to RN)

This option is offered to LPN's who have graduated from accredited nursing programs recognized by the Virginia Board of Nursing who have met the minimum requirements for admission to the nursing program, but who do not meet the articulation guidelines.  Only LPN's with work experience may apply for advanced standing. 

Helpful Links

How to Apply:

Review Nursing Program Admission Procedures and obtain application materials. Print pdf program information booklet.


View frequently asked questions about our program,

pre-requisites, qualifications and careers.

Nursing Faculty: View contact information for nursing faculty.

School of Nursing Mission and Graduate Learning Outcomes:

Review the TCC Nursing Program Philosophy and Nine Program Outcomes.
Nursing Student Handbook: Review the policies, guidelines and procedures of the Nursing Program.
Student Nurses' Association: Learn more about the Student Nurses' Association of TCC.


The Associate Degree in Nursing at Tidewater Community College is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233; phone 804-367-4515 and fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; phone 404-975-5000.