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Licensed Practical Nursing

(No Golden Age waiver)

The Henrico County St. Mary’s Hospital School of Practical Nursing, an 18-month LPN program, is currently accepting applications for the class to begin August 2024.

Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN to obtain licensure in Virginia as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). LPNs obtain employment in long term care facilities, physician offices, school clinics, and hospitals.

LPN Brochure 2023-2024

This program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing and the Virginia Department of Education.
9660 Maryland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463
(804) 367-4515

It is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

It is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
James Monroe Building
101 North 14th Street, 10th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 225-2600

Tuition and Fees
In County or Bon Secours Employee: $3000.00
Out of County: $3300.00

Eligible students may receive financial aid while attending to help cover the cost of the program. You must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) link to in order to be considered for financial aid. Application deadline is May 1, 2024. When completing the application form, have tax information and enter the school code 013629.

What is the procedure for Admissions?

Adult applications:

Rising High School seniors: 

  1. Must submit an Advanced Career Education Center application by December 2, 2023 along with
  2. Must submit a St. Mary’s Hospital School of Practical Nursing program application by December 2, 2023.

After the application is received, the Admissions Committee will review the following criteria:

  • Three educational/work references
  • High School Transcript (or GED) scores from the U.S.A. or submit an Int’l Evaluation.
  • College Transcripts, Adults completing college outside the U.S. can submit an Int’l Evaluation.
  • Pre-admission testing (for adults only)
  • Applicant Interview

The applicants are responsible for obtaining official high school and college transcripts. Applicants will be notified of dates for preadmission testing.

Advanced credit for returning or transfer students will be considered on an individual basis. All admission requirements must be met. At least 2/3 of Practical Nursing II must also be completed.

Classes are held at the Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Highland Springs or the Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Hermitage during the first year and at the Western Adult Education Center during the second year.

Student Handbook 2022-2024

Outcome Data-NCLEX, Retention and Job Placement Rates 2016-2023

Henrico Curriculum Outline

Medical Billing and Coding

(No Golden Age waiver)

The Medical Billing and Coding Training Program is an online course that is developed to prepare students to become a part of the Allied Healthcare Industry as Medical Billers and Coders. This training course has been the foundation of many gainfully employed Certified Billers and Coders in the field for many years.

The course is designed to prepare students in becoming Medical Reimbursement and Coding professionals, by providing a comprehensive course of study which includes:

  • Understanding the medical billing process, insurance, and reimbursement
  • Coding from physician documentation
  • Use of guidelines and HIPAA compliances
  • Hands-on, real-world practical strategies

Students will be able to use this course as the foundation to Healthcare Administration, applying the concepts learned to any medical billing or coding exam offered by credentialing associations (i.e., AAPC, AHIMA, NHA, AMBA, MAB, CMAA etc.)

Participants will connect each week via video conferencing sessions, with a live Instructor to guide you throughout the course. Students will utilize an online portal for eBook, materials, and other resources. Each student that successfully completes the course, will receive a “Certificate of Completion” and will be prepared to enter the world of Healthcare in addition to becoming Certified in this thriving industry. Successful completion of the course requires an 85% class attendance rate and completing assignments to the satisfaction of the instructor.

  • Certification examination fees are not included.
  • Students must provide their own up-to-date coding manuals (ICD10CM, CPT, and HCPCS).


  • High school diploma or GED is required at the time of registration.
  • Applicants must provide copy of diploma, GED certificate or transcript.
  • Completion of a basic medical terminology course and/or knowledge of basic medical terminology is recommended but not necessary.

Virginia Pharmacy Technician Preparation Program

(No Golden Age waiver)

This course is oriented to prepare students to successfully complete the Virginia State Pharmacy Technician exam and/or one of the national certification exams for Pharmacy Technicians. Topics covered include pharmacy laws and regulations, pharmacy settings, history of pharmacy, sterile preparations compounding, drug formulations, bio pharmaceutics, and pharmacy calculations. Pharmacy calculations and math review to cover proportions, decimals, fractions, percentages, allegations, algebra, metric conversions, metric to household conversions, temperature conversions, and formulas. Classroom fees are included in the tuition price.


  • High school diploma or GED is required at the time of registration.
  • Applicants must provide a copy of diploma, GED certificate, or transcript.


Because pharmacy technicians deal with controlled substances, students will be required to undergo background checks. For more information on requirements in Virginia, visit the Virginia Board of Pharmacy website.