TNCC’s Nursing Program to Triple in Size at Historic Triangle Campus

Published: December 10, 2009

Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will triple the size of its Nursing program at the Historic Triangle campus in Williamsburg during the spring 2010 semester. The College will welcome 30 students into the program normally limited to 10 new students. The increased admission is attributed to the larger facilities at the College’s newest campus. Opened in July, the Historic Triangle campus is a 120,000 square-foot facility that sits on more than 74 acres of land next to Warhill High School at 4601 Opportunity Way in Williamsburg.

“The classrooms are state-of-the-art with Smartboards and high-tech sound. The Nursing lab is very spacious with a large nurse’s station, seven complete hospital beds with mannequins and examination equipment, computer stations, and a simulation mannequin,” said Associate Professor of Nursing Pam Biernacki.

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment opportunities for registered nurses will increase at a faster rate than other professions through 2016. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the industry will produce 587,000 new nursing positions between 2006 and 2016. Additional positions will open as other registered nurses leave the profession.

TNCC strives to prepare students at the Historic Triangle campus for careers in the nursing field with an array of classes including Seminar and Project in Health Assessment; Communications, Nursing Process, and Care Planning; and Drug Dosage Calculations.

The program also has a new honors component that allows students to participate in the college-wide Honors Program. “This opportunity gives students extra clinical time in a specialty or interest area of nursing and the experience to do a wide variety of health-related projects,” Biernacki said.

For more information about the Nursing program and the admissions process, please visit the Nursing Department in Room 929, Templin Hall on the Hampton campus or call 825-2808.

Spring classes begin January 9, 2010. New and returning students can register online at, or in person during the following times: Monday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 208, Griffin Hall on the Hampton campus. At the Historic Triangle campus, visit room 117 to register.

For registration information, please call the Hampton campus at 825-2800, the Historic Triangle campus at 253-4755 or visit the website at A complete schedule of classes is also listed on the web.

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