Career decisions are among the most important decisions you will make. Why should you choose a health career? Few areas can compare in offering you the opportunity for involvement, the challenge of contributing to improving the quality of life and the personal satisfaction of helping others.

Advances in technology and increasing demands for quality health services provide continued employment opportunities for qualified health care workers. The different types of careers and the many employment settings assure that you can find a health career that is satisfying to you. Our mission is to educate students to become competent entry level healthcare professionals.

What We Offer

Now accepting applications for LPN to RN Advanced Placement for our Day Division beginning August 22, 2016. Limited number of seats available. 
Please contact the college at (757) 240-2200 for further information. Deadline to apply is May 27, 2016.  

Please join us for our next Open House on May 12, 2016 beginning at 5 pm. To RSVP for this event please email Michael Hamilton at

Programs Offered and Application Deadline Dates

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Do you need help meeting your college requirements?
The accredited college prerequisite courses from Portage Learning will help you meet your college prerequisites online. You can enroll for these courses at any time!

Job Shadowing Program
Job Shadowing provides an opportunity for you to "shadow" with a health professional (job shadowing mentor) who has specific knowledge about a program offered at Riverside College of Health Careers. For further information call 757-240-2473.

Institutional Certification
Certified by the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV) to operate in Virginia.

Institutional Accreditation
ABHES Accredited

Riverside College of Health Careers has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and degree verification. The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at