Health Professions


Admission requirements are unique for each of Wytheville Community College’s Health Professions programs. In addition to submitting the official application for college admission, you must also complete ALL admission requirements for your intended program of study and complete the online Health Professions Application if you intend to apply for one of the programs below:

Selective Admission Programs


 Apply Here for Practical Nursing Schedule a TEAS Test

Selective Admissions Procedures for Health Professions Programs

(Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing (RN), Nursing Advanced Placement (LPN_RN Bridge), or Physical Therapy Assistant)

Any application questions for Health Professions programs should be directed to: 

Hunter Jackson at (276) 223-4741 or

Complete Wytheville Community College application 

Applicants from other VCCS colleges must also apply to WCC (using your existing VCCS Student ID)

Request official transcripts from high school, GED, and ALL colleges previously attended and have them sent directly to the following address: 

Wytheville Community College

Admissions and Records

1000 East Main Street 

Wytheville, VA 24382 

Official (sealed) transcripts can be either mailed to WCC from the originating institution or accepted from the student, provided that the transcript is official and the original envelope seal remains intact. Transcripts may also be emailed by the institution to Transcripts emailed from the student will not be accepted with the exception of Home School Transcripts. Note: Transcripts from other Virginia Community Colleges are not required.

Take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) appropriate for your program.

TEAS scores are valid for 3 years. Applicants are limited to three testing attempts at WCC each academic year, test dates are typically scheduled between October and May.

Schedule a TEAS 

Students must request an application link once they have completed steps one through three (listed above).

Please see the request for the application.

Request for 2024 Health Professions Application.

The deadline for all programs is March 15th. All application requirements must be completed by this deadline and all Health Professions Applications must be submitted to WCC Admissions and Records Office by the deadline to be considered. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure all materials have been received and the Health Professions Applications submitted by the deadline.

Any materials postmarked or received via mail, email, fax, or other delivery methods after the deadline will NOT be accepted. There are no exceptions to this deadline.

Complete all prerequisites and developmental courses as well as shadowing hours by the deadline.

The Health Professions Requirement Grid summarizes the requirements for admission to each Health Profession Program.

Complete all prerequisites and developmental courses as well as shadowing hours by the deadline.

The Health Professions Requirement Grid summarizes the requirements for admission to each Health Profession Program.

Click on the programs below to see the requirements specific to each program:

Dental Hygiene

DNH Shadowing Hours Form

Physical Therapy Assistant

PTA Shadowing Hours Form



Background Checks

  • Background checks for criminal history and sex offender crimes against minors are required by most programs for entrance into some clinical agencies. Students with convictions may be prohibited from clinical practice, may be ineligible to sit for required licensure examinations, and may not complete the program. Clinical agencies may require drug testing before placement of students for clinical rotations. Students with positive drug test results may be prohibited from clinical practice and may not complete the program. The cost for criminal background checks and drug testing will be the responsibility of the student. 
  • Criminal background check and drug screening information will be sent to admitted candidates after final admission decisions have been made. 

Admissions Selection

  • The Admissions and Records Office will review files and determine which candidates meet the minimum requirements and are eligible to apply for program admission. The health program department heads will review these completed applications along with all TEAS scores and transcripts for offers of admission. Candidates are scored based on discipline-specific criteria for admissions. 
  • For programs requiring a pre-admission interview, the Admissions and Records Office will send a letter to candidates with information regarding the interview time and date. Failure to show at the interview will remove you from the selective process. 
  • Students will be notified by letter of admission status as follows: SELECTED for admission, an ALTERNATE for admission, or NOT SELECTED for admission. Decisions will not be made until all completed candidate files have been reviewed; letters will be sent in early April. Students not selected for admission or who decline a slot may choose to reapply for the following year by completing the Health Professions Application for that year.