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New 2019 Online Health Science and Nursing application available

Starting with the 2019 application cycle, students will be required to submit applications to all Health Science and Nursing Programs online.

Where to Find the Application

The application is available on the Health Science homepage and will be available on the Nursing homepage shortly. Only submissions via the new Health Science and Nursing Application will be accepted and reviewed.

The application has been optimized mobile, and will allow you to submit with any smartphone.


My name or address is wrong

Students should go to their Student Center on NovaConnect (SIS) to update their mailing address. If you name has changed please visit any campus Student Services Center to update your name. Please make sure your personal information is correct in NovaConnect (SIS) prior to submitting any application.

I can’t log in

A valid MyNOVA username and password will be needed to access the online application. If your unable to log into MyNOVA, reset your password or contact the IT Help Desk.

I’m not able to submit

If your program application window has not yet opened, you will not be able to apply. Please refer to your program page for details on application windows.

You must also fill out all required fields and provide an information session code where required. Please note that not all programs require an information session code.


Student will be able to submit required attachments via the new online application. Campus computer labs are available to students that do not have access to a scanner or scanning app on their mobile phones. The application has been optimized for mobile which allows you to use your phone camera to attach documents from within the mobile browser .

If you forgot to attach something an adviser will notify you via email to provide the missing documentation before your application is processed any further.

External College Transcripts must be submitted four to eight weeks prior to the application deadline. Do not attach external college transcripts to the application. Visit, the College Records Office website to learn how to transfer external courses to NOVA.

Physical Therapy Assistant Observation form

Students applying to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program are still required to mail their unopened clinical observation hours to 6699 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield VA 22150 Suite 202 using certified USPS mail or Fedex/UPS with tracking.

Programs Covered by new Application

  • Clinical Data Coding
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (all specialties)
  • Emergency Medical Services (all specialties)
  • Health Information Management
  • Medical Laboratory Assisting
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy Assistant
  • Phlebotomy
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Therapy

Important Changes to 2019 Nursing Entry Requirements

On Friday November 30 2018 the  Nursing Division published changes to their 2019 entry requirements. Please see open letter to prospective nursing students below from the Associate Dean.


Dear Prospective Nursing Student,

The Nursing Division has updated its website to reflect the requirements for the 2019-2020 academic year. We encourage you to review all links so that you are fully aware of the expectations we have of you as applicants. For more, please visit the Nursing homepage at,

The primary change has been removing BIO 142 Anatomy and Physiology II from the prerequisites and replacing it with a general elective of at least three credit hours. This change will go into effect starting with the upcoming application period from January to March 20, 2019.

New Prerequisite Requirements
Course Credits
ENG 111 3
SDV 100/101 1
PSY 230 3
BIO 141 4
Elective 3


We are excited to welcome all qualified students to apply for fall 2019.  For further inquires about nursing admissions requirements we ask that you contact student services at




Laura J. Dickson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Associate Dean of Nursing

Northern Virginia Community College